There are many reasons why an organization can benefit from a competency assessment - particularly when there are groups of employees with the same general responsibilities.
Assessing Position/Level VS. Compensation and Competence
Aging of Workforce and Succession Planning
Skills Development Of Employee Population
Readiness/Preparation For Future Technology Development
Effectiveness Of Current Employee Development Efforts
Skills Alignment With Organizational Strategy and Direction
and many more..
Competency studies are large comprehensive projects which can be a vital part of strategic planning and development efforts every few years - or when large organizational changes are anticipated. We have performed several of these studies which tie in strongly with strategic planning.