COMPETENCY BASED HR DECISION MAKING

Competency based HR decision making The understanding and description of competencies has been around for a long time and doesn’t represent some new technology or science, what is new however is the growing use of a framework of competencies as part of broader HR decision making. Competencies are observable abilities, skills, knowledge, motivations or traits defined in terms of the behaviours needed for successful job performance, they are the observable behaviours that demonstrate an application of knowledge and experience. When you want to have someone drive your expensive company vehicle with a very expensive cargo, the first thing you are likely to do is...

DO I DO THIS MYSELF OR SHOULD I GET HELP?

In this fourth article aimed at demystifying the recruitment process, we will look at one of the critical decisions facing employers who have a vacancy that needs filling, which is “do I do this myself or do I get some help?” There are distinct advantages and disadvantages to both options or even when using a combination of the two. These pros and cons mainly centre around four factors, i.e.; Cost, Time, Knowledge and Control. Costs: Anyone who has engaged a recruiter will doubtless have stories of eye watering invoices so consideration must be given to the cost of the service and it’s value for money. If you decide to do it yourself, your direct costs (the...