Force-fitting employees to job descriptions leads to unhappy people and substandard performance. For years, HR professionals have struggled with this dilemma. But it doesn't have to be that way. Competency-Based Human Resource Management describes a new model of performance management that matches employee talents to the work that must be done. By focusing on the critical competencies that distinguish star performers, HR professionals can transform the way they recruit, select, train, develop, and compensate top-performing employees.
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Traditionally, human resources departments and organizations have existed to fill jobs and manage the people who do jobs. Authors David D. Dubois and William J. Rothwell suggest a different approach: recruiting and managing competencies instead. The distinction is important, the authors say, because thinking of an organization as an aggregation of jobs makes it difficult to change quickly in response to new opportunities and threats. Much of what the authors suggest is plausible; some of it is even persuasive. On the other hand, their guide is as much an academic text as a manual for corporate use. Multiple references to other sources and dense definitions impede the clear path to practical, actionable advice. In that quest, the reader is grateful for the authors¿ useful planning tools, checklists, worksheets and other task-related aids, which compensate for the jargon and repetition. While wishing for a slightly less academic approach, We recommend this innovative take on human resources management to those staying abreast of changes in the field.