Strong Competency Foundation

Help your people thrive with best-in-class competency management

A strong competency management framework is at the core of any effective talent management program – but it's more than just a list of behaviors and skills. The right competency framework helps you define your talent’s role in business strategy execution, establish and support your organizational culture, and promote and develop performance excellence and future leaders.

The benefits of effective competency assessment and management are magnified when they are integrated throughout an organization’s talent management strategy and practices – from hiring the best person to accelerating onboarding of new hires to succession planning and accurate performance measurement. Saba’s partnership with world-renowned HR consulting firm DDI means you also get access to industry-leading talent management solutions supported by the DDI competency framework.

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employee performance reviews built for your organisation

Competencies that set you apart

Skill development for business success

Development that drives engagement

Nurture a culture of performance

Align key competencies to the organisation’s strategic priorities
Attract, develop, and retain the right skills to support business objectives
Elevate employee engagement with focused learning and development activities
Create a high-performance, learning-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent

Competencies that set you apart

Skill development for business success

Align key competencies to the organisation’s strategic priorities
Attract, develop, and retain the right skills to support business objectives

Development that drives engagement

Nurture a culture of performance

Elevate employee engagement with focused learning and development activities
Create a high-performance, learning-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent

Competencies that set you apart

Align key competencies to the organisation’s strategic priorities

Skill development for business success

Attract, develop, and retain the right skills to support business objectives

Development that drives engagement

Elevate employee engagement with focused learning and development activities

Nurture a culture of performance

Create a high-performance, learning-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent
Features

Competency Library

With easy-to-understand language and clear, action-based descriptions, competency libraries provide clarity and a common language for performance. This clarity helps managers and employees understand what’s expected of them, and what is valued as part of the organizational culture. Saba comes with an out-of-the-box competency library that can help you get started. Edit existing competencies to align with the culture and values of your organization, or add your own unique competencies to create a personalized framework. Saba’s open and extensible platform also integrates with third-party competency libraries, such as DDI's.

Flexible Rating Scales

A good competency and rating framework enables managers and employees to easily identify and communicate current performance, and what it would take to improve performance. Use an existing rating scale or create your own, aligned with Saba's competencies, to ensure your managers and employees know where they stand, and where they are going.

Integrated Manager Tips

Support managers with performance comments and coaching tips that make it easy for managers to provide effective feedback in competency reviews. You can leverage existing tips or create your own to help managers develop the future leaders of your organisation.

Integrating DDI’s competency framework into Saba has saved us an incredible amount of work. With one single software platform, we are able to align our competency framework to ensure consistency in our performance assessments, workforce planning and people development programs. It simplifies the process for both HR and our managers, as they can use DDI's content to make recommendations for learning activities as part of their employees' learning plans. Plus, DDI’s reputation speaks for itself – it’s like we’ve just pulled the red Ferrari into the garage.

— Kim Ziprik, Manager of Organisational Development, NASCO, LLC

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