Universal Competency Catalog
Universal Competency Catalog has been 15 years in the making.

This inventory of general business competencies was compiled and developed by Fidello consultants over the last 15 years. It is the result of primary research, working with our clients, and insight gained through observation and practice. We consider it an evergreen document and we will work to constantly improve it. It stands alone as a model of general business competencies or as a resource an organization can use to build a customized competency model fitted to their business model and culture.

The Benefits of Using Competencies and Competency Models
Competencies are the knowledge and skills required to achieve desired performance outcomes. Consultants and practitioners in the training and development field have used competencies and competency models for years as effective tools for creating learning systems. Many successful organizations are now learning to use competency models, in addition to their training and development applications, for developing and integrating the full complement of HR systems (including selection and recruitment, performance management, succession planning, and career management). They are finding this approach effective in attracting, motivating, and retaining productive employees in the new work environment, which is characterized by:

Organizations that have adopted competency-based systems can point to:

Competency models address the fundamental need for reinventing HR processes in the modern organization. They provide tools that will ensure full integration and reinforcement within the whole system of attracting, motivating, and retaining the best contributors. In addition, a competency-based approach to HR systems enables initiatives that will: