Successful employers recognise the need to recruit employees that are not only productive but also fit the company culture and can contribute to a cohesive team. There is a cost associated with making the wrong choice. Hiring an unsuitable candidate is a burden no employer wants, with the financial cost, time wasted, drop in morale, and the organisation’s reputation involved.
Using competence-based recruitment
Can competencies really help with recruitment? With 30 combined years’ experience with competencies, Lexonis have long advocated the need for a holistic approach to hiring. Many companies value technical skills, yet often neglect the behavioural competencies demonstrated by outstanding performers. Think about this, technical skills can be taught, whereas the tendencies, attitudes, and actions encapsulated in behavioural competencies are far harder to develop!
With the above in mind, here are 7 practical ways in which competencies can help you increase your chances of identifying the ideal employee and keeping them:
This list is not all-inclusive, but these are some key areas in which competencies can assist your recruitment process and improve retention.
Looking for more?
Why not contact us for a free demonstration of our competency frameworks, job profiles and interview guides, and see for yourself how a competency-based approach can help you find your next successful employee.
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