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Job Analysis and Competency Models

Discuss the similarities and differences between job analysis and competency models.

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The main similarity of job analysis and competency modeling is that both aim at identifying the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics of a job. However, there are numerous differences between the two approaches.

Job analysis is concerned with identifying specific details regarding the requirements of a job position whereas competency analysis is concerned with identifying the linkage between the job and the organization as a whole. Competency modeling is forward looking in nature whereas job analysis is more related to current matters.

Competency modeling can be ...