Core Competencies

The core competencies of an organization can help pinpoint the critical strengths and values that are shared by every individual within an organization.

About core competencies

Learn more about core competencies, their importance to your organization's growth and the number of core competencies an organization typically needs.

What are Core Competencies?

Core competencies are measurable, on-the-job behaviors that an organization desires to implement within its workforce. These are critical behaviors required by every employee to help an organization achieve its mandate, vision and business goals.

The core competencies of an organization can help pinpoint the critical strengths and values that are shared by every individual within an organization (regardless of job title).  

They help organizations define their vision and mission in measurable employee behaviors, improving everything from employee morale to profitability. The core competencies of an organization are also essential to the creation of a competency architecture.

What are Core Competencies Examples?

E.g. Safety can be a core competency for a construction or electrical company.

E.g. Client Focus can be a core competency for an organization (if the company is invested in quality customer service or client service).

Example of a Core Competencies List

Below are examples of competencies that organizations (depending on their unique strengths or advantages) can use as one of their core competencies:

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