By Ian Taylor
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Types of competence Universals These are competencies that could be seen to be related to performance in just about any job. From the sample framework, examples would be ‘Interpersonal Skill’ and ‘Oral Communication’. Occupationals These are competencies that relate to a specific job or family of jobs. For example, an accountant would need to be particularly competent in numerical reasoning. In the sample framework, ‘Leadership’ might be an example of an ‘occupational’ in that it does not apply to the vast majority of jobs.
Of the activities contained in this book those in Chapters 9 (In Trays) and 10 (Analytical/Report Writing ) could be administered unsupervised online or in a supervised environment directly on to computers. Although this can be highly cost-effective there are some obvious implications in terms of security and cheating. ‘Selling’ the benefits of assessment centres The bad news is that in the 2005 CIPD Recruitment, Retention and Turnover Survey the top three most effective selection methods identified by employees were, exclusively, some form of an interview.
Obviously, despite the examples given above, these cannot always be easily reduced to a behavioural competence framework. For that reason, and also because they are individual to specific organizations, these have not been included in the sample framework. Usually these are more appropriately assessed in a structured interview. It is also possible to use values questionnaires, but in ‘high stakes’ situations such as job selection, candidates may well fake their responses to provide the profile they feel is required by the organization (see Chapter 5).