As this matter is of discipline of the organisation, so I suggest to take action in writing with specific reason. Give them warning letter in polite language that this is the policy matter and we remind you several times to appear for competency interview and also assigned dates for the same, but you didn't bothered to appear or even reply for the same. Now you are requesting you to appear for interview on date mentioned below, if you fails, management is liable to take action against you.
for lay off you have check the law of your state / country. in factory act.
27th December 2016 From India, Mumbai
27th December 2016 From India, Kolkata
The purpose and objective of competency assignment is primarily to prepare a matrices sheet wrt skill sets desired and on the other side make aware the individuals understand about him and desired levels of skills required for his role, as a role holder.And you need as HR to share with the participants as to what is "as is" position in respect of DESIRED soft skills and also facilitate each of them to improve the gaps by various suggested means noted by facilitator. Anything less or more done against one by your position will be bad on your part. There can not be any expected out put in every case over night. Most of the inputs have been already understood in class room there by individuals so you wait silently , academically to see impact of counseling and inputs wrt skill gaps identified. There will be change in most cases in various ways .You should work in professional manner, I mean, share the data inputs with all participants as a natural course of action without add/ delete to scores cards and feedback as per facilitator.You should also facilitate to sketch a road map and reach out to them so that gap corrections plan supports in letter and spirit.In most of this type of time and costly exercises, HR department does not play its pivotal , needed role as champion thereby things derail from corrective to maintenance perspectives.I observed participants making quarrels with facilitator as they see that something against out of this exercise about him/ her can be if tolerated is like tolerating injustice.This is part and beauty of this exercise.
27th December 2016 From India, Delhi
#AnonymousThank you all for your responses.
Yes I did suggest that (To warn before taking final/strict action) Actually the owner of the company wants those persons to leave . . . . If I take the action he is happy, If i suggest /act otherwise, Am gonna be sad (If you know what i mean)
29th December 2016 From Pakistan, Muzaffarabad