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Competency frameworks

Hi there,

I work in a small organisation of less than 15 people and I am in the process of conducting an HR 'audit' of all our processes. We don't have an HR department as such, just me, and I haven't been involved in building out an HR function from scratch before! I want to introduce a competency framework so that staff can see what skills and knowledge is required for each role, and what they need to make the jump to the next level on the ladder.

Can anyone give me any pointers on how to start please? I

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  • I have some templates for HR Admin Assistant, HR Advisor, HR Analyst, HR Business Partner, HR Manager and HR Area Manager. If you still need help, give me a shout and I will email them to you.

  • Sounds like a great idea; I have worked within an environment previously where this kind of approach was in place and I thought it worked well.  It offers clarity and transparency about the skills required to fulfil the role you are in and the opportunity to assess which skills are transferrable to another role as well as which other skills you would need to develop.

    Good luck.

  • Hi Kate, I'm currently building a competancy framework for a lrage utility provider, happy to share notes if you are still looking for some help or support

    • Hi Benjamin,

      Sorry for the late reply - I haven't logged onto the community for a while! Yes please, that would be great to share some notes if you're currently still working on this. 


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