HR Guide to the Internet:
Compensation: Integrating Competencies Into HR Programs
Integrating Competencies into Human Resource Programs
Demands on your work
unit grow all the time. Technologies change. Budgets
change. Service delivery
changes. Laws and rules change. People
change. Your organization feels
pressure to stay responsive, efficient and effective in the fast-changing times.
It takes sound planning innovation, risk-taking, and plain, hard work to
keep up with growing demands, let alone to get ahead of them.
The future promises more of the same.
If the above seems
familiar, you are definitely a manager in state government.
Some state managers asked for greater authority in certain personnel
decisions and less bureaucracy related to job classification and pay.
They asked for ways to pay for individual employee skills and
performance, and for human resource systems based on desired skills and
performance standards. They wanted
the means to customize human resource tools to fit organizational goals.
If you share this view, you will find this guide useful.
It provides a method to
integrate competencies into your current human resource programs such as
recruitment, selection, performance management, compensation and training.
By focusing on competencies this guide links employee growth and business
strategy to organizational success, and ultimately improve service to the
This guide will change
and grow as we complete new sections and gain experience.
You will receive these new sections and updates as they are completed.
The State Personnel Division
appreciates the ongoing efforts of managers and human resource personnel
throughout state government who helped develop these tools to share with all who
strive toward better human resource systems and decisions.
You should direct questions
related to the content or development to the State Personnel Division.
Department of Administration
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