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What is a competency?
What is a competency model?
How did SHRM create this competency model?
What are the nine competencies included in the SHRM Competency Model?
Why did SHRM create the SHRM Competency Model?
Do the competencies in the SHRM Competency Model vary by anything other than career level (e.g., by industry or sector)?
How does the SHRM Competency Model relate to the SHRM Body of Competency and KnowledgeTM (BoCKTM)?
How does the SHRM Competency Model affect me and the HR profession?
How can I use the SHRM Competency Model in my day-to-day functions?
There are a number of ways that you can use the SHRM Competency Model in your day-to-day functions as an HR professional. Examples of these include:
Can I use the SHRM Competency Model to steer my career development?
Absolutely! This is one of the primary benefits of SHRM having developed the Competency Model. SHRM developed the model to apply across the entire HR career lifecycle and is continually producing new how-to guides, sample spreadsheets and other resources and tools to help individuals in their current career level as well as to prepare for the next career level.
Where can I find developmental activities to help me build proficiency in the competencies from the SHRM Competency Model?
Many options are available through SHRM to develop your proficiency in the competencies defined in the SHRM Competency Model. This includes attending seminars and conferences, reading thought leader guidance on competencies, using the SHRM Learning System, and networking online with other HR professionals.
How can I assess my proficiency in the competencies in the SHRM Competency Model?
There are several ways you can assess your proficiency in these competencies. First and foremost, if you are not already certified, or if your certification has lapsed, you can sign up to become certified.
In preparation for certification, you can purchase access to the SHRM e-Learning System where you will have the opportunity to take a practice assessment (in addition to learning more about what knowledge and behaviors are critical to successful HR performance).
Through each of these tools, you can get a robust sense of your proficiency in the competencies necessary for success in an HR profession.
How can I use the SHRM Competency Model in my organization to help drive success in our HR department?
HR professionals can use the SHRM Competency Model to help drive success in their HR departments in a number of ways:
What does SHRM intend to do with the SHRM Competency model in the future?
Whom can I contact for more information?
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