Competency Frameworks for Resource Management

“How do I know I have the right people, in the right place, doing the right job?”

If you don’t know what skills your people have and what skills your organisation needs and where, that’s an impossible question to answer.

A competency framework provides a common language for HR and business teams to integrate their approach to resource management. The two main elements to effective resource management are: Firstly, to ensure that the framework is based on the organisational needs and the business plan. Secondly, by carrying out regular skills audits, through one of the many ‘testing’ options, you will maintain awareness of the skills you have available and how they should best be used to maximise your investment in people, systems and processes.

Making sure that the right in-house skills are being applied, in the right place at the right time, to meet your organisation’s needs, also reduces the amount you need to spend on outsourced resources, ensuring that skills are kept in the organisation for the future.

Agility is the key to success in today’s changing business climate and knowing what skills you have available will help you to manage your resources, both in house and outsourced, more flexibly.