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CIPD publishes Competencies toolkit

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has launched a new Competencies toolkit that aims to help employers design or update their competency frameworks.

Steve Whiddett, Chartered occupational psychologist and co-author of the new CIPD toolkit, said: "Competency frameworks can help improve employee effectiveness and increase the performance capability of organisations. They reflect organisational values and culture by identifying the key behaviours expected from employees that contribute to how we organise ourselves, how we work with others, how we provide direction and how we move the organisation forward.

"But poor competency frameworks make organisational goals and values harder to achieve. This new toolkit will help organisations develop behaviours that reflect the organisational culture and help ensure capability is aligned with overarching business objectives."

According to preliminary findings from the CIPD's 2007 Learning and development survey, two-fifths of organisations have developed a competency framework, 48% of organisations that don't have a framework plan to introduce one over the next two years, and over half of all organisations introducing a framework will develop it in-house.

For more information about the CIPD's Competencies toolkit, visit: http://www.cipd.co.uk/bookstore

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