Competency mapping involves finding out the key skills and behaviours which are required for a particular position in an organization. Competency mapping can be used for establishing the working culture of the organization, strategies and goals of the organization etc. Competency mapping can be used for benchmarking the goals of the employees.
The purpose of implementing competency mapping is for ensuring the competitiveness, efficiency and effectiveness inside the business organization. A set of standards regarding the abilities to innovate, create are set against which the technical expertise and is compared with the employee skills. It is these standards in competency marking that sets the benchmark for employees.
Employers include employees or group of employees into groups and define a description for carrying out jobs. For this various kind of interviews are conducted and performance appraisal forms are duly filled based on the level of skills of employees which makes them suited for a particular role in the company. After assigning the employees based on their competency HR managers to do an analysis of the strong and weak points of employees.