Competence

Competence is the set of demonstrable characteristics and skills that enable, and improve the efficiency of, the performance of a job.

 
  • In today’s economy, hiring the best people is more critical than ever. Entrepreneurs can’t afford to lose time, money and results from a bad hiring choice. The cost of finding, interviewing, engaging and training new employees is high. Employees also require desks, computers, phones and related equipment, let alone the largest costs of being an employer—salaries, benefits and taxes.


  • Most business decisions are based on hard cold facts, and hiring decisions are no different. If an organization is going to invest time and money into employing you; they will need to see evidence that you can perform.


  • You’ve had another rough day at work.

    And as you’re talking about your lackluster job or about feeling lost in your career path, a well-meaning friend or relative responds with, “Well, what do you want to do?”

    Silence. If only it were that easy, right?


Competence

A job competency can be defined as the skills, traits, qualities or characteristics that contribute to a person’s ability to perform responsibilities in an organization. It is a cluster of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that an individual possesses.

 

The competencies are generally divided into two categories, threshold competencies that an individual requires to perform the job at the workplace, and differentiating competencies are those that are present in superior performers but are not present in the average performers.