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Competency analysis

We design and deliver ‘flagship’ assessment and development processes for our clients. With fairness and diversity as key issues – as well as excellence – we go beyond traditional competency-based assessment to include meta competencies that can be seen as the precursors of effective performance. We provide:

  • Pragmatic solutions
    Many organisations seek competency frameworks that capture every detail and they end up with a monolithic mess. We know our clients need a framework that is practical, realistic and ultimately usable.
  • New perspectives
    We have a track record of establishing the competencies that underpin critical workplace behaviours. For example, are your candidates self-aware and can they ‘learn to learn’?
  • Focus and diversity
    We fight against off-the-shelf approaches to competence. We recognise that to be a leader in your field your culture and values need to be different. We will use methods that provide you with an organisational-specific language that supports your strengths and increases your diversity.
  • Extensive consultation
    Highly collaborative project teams are our key component in developing and delivering a cutting edge process.

Competencies define what organisations look for in candidates and how existing staff are trained, appraised and promoted. When competencies work well, better people are employed who then receive better training and development. Sounds good? How good are your organisation’s competencies? Complete this short questionnaire to find out.

Particularly impressed with how you understood where we were and what we needed, and tailored your input to suit.

Mark Sinclair
Learning & Development Manager
DLA Piper