What is a competency?
And what do HR and cat burglars have in common anyway…
We’ve set ourselves two challenges with this article. Making competencies easy to understand and exposing the truth about HR and cat burglars. Yes that’s right, the Human Resources department in your organisation and cat burglars!
Before we start though, we have a confession to make. Our knowledge about cat burglars comes solely from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 movie, To Catch a Thief.
OK on to the task at hand.
Q. What is a competency?
A. The ability to do a task effectively.
There you go, that’s about as difficult as competencies get. There’s a bit more to it though, so read on.