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Enterprise Talent Management Archive

Why I dislike the word competencies?

Competencies, Competency management, Competency mapping and Competency based HR and so on are concepts and practices that have evolved in the HR space. But how useful are these? In a world of simplification are they relevant. It is difficult for me to understand the word “Competencies”. It seems somehow cut off from the day to...

Why Psychometric Assessment Tools Don’t Work For HR Management

When we showcase our skills profiling tool/application to people, particularly those with some understanding of HR, I’m often asked if it is a psychometric tool – which it is not! But this often throws up another interesting question – do psychometric assessment tools really paint a true picture of a potential candidate? From several years...