The Workitect Career Development System

Set of Integrated Components for Selecting, Developing and Retaining Talent

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Competency Management System

All materials incorporate 35 foundational and leadership competencies that have been developed and tested over 40 years.

Create a Framework for an Integrated

Talent Management System.

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Build a Competency-Based Human Resources System for Your Organization

“Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.” C.W. Ceran

Competency Development Guides
Competency Bundle

1. Career Development Guide

Resource Guides for Developing Competencies

Create derivatives of any part of this 280-page Guide, which includes nine exercises and forms to help people identify specific competencies to target for development and create development plans.

There is a section for each of 35 competencies that includes:

  • A definition and the specific behaviors of a person demonstrating the competency
  • Importance of the competency
  • General considerations in developing the competency
  • Practicing the competency
  • Obtaining feedback
  • Learning from experts
  • Coaching suggestions for managers
  • Sample development goals
  • Developmental resources
    • Books
    • Self-study courses
    • External courses and workshops

Example: Competency Development Guide for Strategic Thinking

Competency Interview Guides
Competency Bundle

2. Competency Interview Guides

Competency Interview Guides provide an easy-to-follow format for structured, behavioral-based interviews. Each Guide, with specific questions related to the competency, makes it easy for the hiring manager or interviewer to collect behavioral examples about a candidate’s relevant work experiences and accomplishments.

The Guides provide:

  • Specific questions and probes for each competency, 
  • Specific, high-quality behavioral data describing what superior performers do to achieve superior results,
  • Surfacing of non-obvious effective behaviors that job incumbents and their bosses may be unaware of or unable to articulate,
  • Strong evidence for a competency model’s validity – evidence that is especially important if the model will be used for external selection.

An intellectual property license permits organizations to:

  • Personalize and customize interviewing content
  • Enhance their interviewing application by adding unique criteria
  • Uniquely brand interviewing guides 
  • Reorganize interviewing guide templates

Example: Competency Interview Guide for Strategic Thinking

Competency Dictionary
Competency Bundle

3. Competency Dictionary

Identify competencies that reflect your organization’s mission, values, culture, and business strategy.

  • Comprehensive, but simplified – in language that every employee can understand.
  • Created over thirty years of practical application and validation.
  • Provided in a format that can easily be modified to better fit your organization. You have complete flexibility to use in any application: performance management, succession planning, 360° instruments, and other HR applications. Can be integrated into any HRIS system.

Use the dictionary to build a competency model now!

Follow the process described in an instructional program drawn from our Building Competency Models certification workshop.

The Competencies

Thirty-five competencies with definitions and behaviors, described in levels by job role (professional/specialist > supervisor/manager > director/executive) and levels of proficiency (basic > proficient > advanced).

Example: Strategic Thinking Competency

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