Competencies, Theory and Application
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The interview is very often the most crucial stage in the entire assessment process, whether it is carried out for recruitment, development or performance management purposes. Frequently it sees the employer and participant meeting face-to-face for the first time. As such, it provides the employer with an excellent opportunity to explore any areas of concern they might have over the person’s suitability for the role.
On Completion of the course the trainee/s will know how to:
- Define competencies, their history and the important role they play in Human Resources and the organization.
- Analyze the main components of a competency and the differences between each.
- Extract competencies from business plans and apply the steps needed in designing competency frameworks and models.
- Apply competencies in the recruitment and selection processes.
- Use competencies for identifying training needs, talent pools and succession plans.
- Utilize competencies and behavioral indicators in performance appraisal systems.
Human Resources Management (HRM)
- Definitions and Objectives of HRM
- The Main Functions in HR
- Examples of HR Organization Charts
- Recruitment and Selection Cycle
- Training and Development Cycle
- Performance Management Cycle
- Compensation and Benefits Cycle
Competencies: History and Definitions
- History, Origins and Definitions
- Components: Differences between Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
- The Iceberg Model
- Competence versus Competency
Competency Frameworks and Models
- Types of Competencies
- Standard Levels of Competence
- The Use of Behavioral Indicators
- Behavioral versus Performance Indicators
- Level Customization
- Competency Job Profiles versus Job Descriptions
- Competency Job Profiles and Personal Profiles
- Competency Gap Analysis
- Extracting Competencies from Strategic Plans
- Introduction to HR Strategies, Vision and Mission Statements
- Critical Success Factors
- Key Result Areas
- Core Competencies
- Core Values
- Defining Job Requirements
- Designing and Conducting Competency-Based Interviews
- Competency-Based Selection
Competencies in Training and Development
- Classical Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
- Competency-Based TNAs
- Competencies in Succession Planning
Competency-Based Appraisal Systems
- Advantages and Disadvantages
- Translating Personal Competence to an Appraisal Rating: The Main Formula
A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:
- (30%) Based on Case Studies
- (30%) Techniques
- (30%) Role Play
- (10%) Concepts
- Pre-test and Post-test
- Variety of Learning Methods
- Case Studies and Self Questionaires
- Group Work
Who should attend
Managers, superintendents, supervisors and officers in the functions of Human Resources and/or training and development. The program is also very useful for line managers whose organization is currently, or about to start, using competencies as a framework for recruiting, selecting and training employees.