Competency Mapping is a process used to identify key competencies for an organization or a job, and then incorporate these competencies into the various internal processes of an organization. A competency is defined as a behavior, or a set of behaviors (i.e. communication, leadership) rather than a skill or ability.
It conceives the required competencies and defines a competency framework by mapping the existing skills and competencies of the employees. It identifies gaps and then develops the competencies thereby providing an informed, systematic and measurable method for developing organizational capability.
The process allows us to articulate and evaluate what every employee brings to the table. This process greatly contributes toward job evaluation, recruitment, training and development, performance management, internal mobility, and succession planning. It brings a great deal of value to the organization.