What are Job Competencies and Why Do they Matter?

Eric Mochnacz
June 17, 2020

A job competency is a skill or quality that an employee needs to be successful in their role. Consultant Eric Mochnacz provided his thoughts on the importance of job competencies to Lattice.

By identifying core competencies in a job description, we ultimately know what behavioral interviewing questions we need to ask to determine if someone is competent in those areas.

To read more about what Eric had to say about job competencies, check out his additional thoughts (and the perspective of other HR professionals) at Lattice.

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