I want to know the difference between competency mapping and competency assessment. Brief description of both would be helpful.
From India, Bokaro

Sr. HR Executive @ Polymerupdate
Hi Sudhir,

I would firstly mention - Competency Mapping is Step 1 and Competency Assessment would come later.

Coming in to the difference between the two. For your reference -

Competency Mapping -

Competency mapping is a way of assessing the strengths & weaknesses of a worker or organization.

It's about identifying a person's job skills and strengths in areas like teamwork, leasership, and decision-making.

Many competency mapping models break down strenghts into two major areas:

Functional Skills - Practical knowledge that a person needs to perform a job.

These skills are generally easy to measure through skill tests or task-specific questions.

They can help define whether a worker is capable of carrying out his or her basic responsibilities.

Behavioral Skills - Involves personal skills such as leadership, active listening, teamwork, and morale.

Crafting questions and tests that accurately identify behavioral strengths and weaknesses can be difficult, because a worker may try to answer in a way that makes hi m look his best rather than providing an honest response.

This type of testing is important for getting a complete picture of an individual's skill set.

Also refer to -



Competency Assessment

It is an ongoing process of continually building knowledge and skills.

The key to compentency assessment is that it is based on actual skills and knowledge that a person can demonstrate in the workplace or other contexts.

The problem with testing is that it doesn't guarantee that a person will be able to do something - it just verifies that they know something.

A typical assessment process involves foll steps:

Self Assessment

Workplace Assessor reviews evidence

Identify Development Needs

On and Off the Job Learning

Reassessment / Award Qualification

Please refer foll as well -

The Process of Competency Based Assessment

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Hope it helped :-)

From India, Mumbai
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