Competency Relevancy


Take a look at any job description and chances are it will cite qualities along the lines of “good interpersonal skills” or “adaptable to business changes.” For decades, these workplace competencies have been a tool for HR professionals to identify the most promising candidates and to predict their performance. But as the occupational landscape continues to evolve, are they still relevant?

Hogan CEO Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic argues that competencies aren’t going away, but the approach to evaluating them is changing. Although the traditional methods are still useful for definitive job roles, they aren’t effective enough in the modern workplace where job responsibilities are fluid and sometimes unpredictable.

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