Competency Modeling

When you identify your company’s competencies, you’re defining what success looks like in the organization.

How does your organization define the professional attributes and interpersonal behaviors that equate success? Psychological Associates’ Competency Modeling assists decision makers by creating a common competency framework that is the basis for all of your Human Resources activities.

Our Approach to Competency Modeling

Psychological Associates’ approach to Competency Modeling begins with 73 clearly defined competencies. A PA Consultant meets with your key decision makers to hand-facilitate a robust, objective, and scientific process for your organization.

Our Competency Modeling selection process can be customized to describe any targeted job or leadership role, or your organizational culture at large. Any competencies deemed irrelevant are discarded until a final set of performance descriptors is established. These core competencies can then serve as a baseline for measuring future performance. The result is a clear definition of not only what is expected, but also how the competencies are demonstrated.


Benefits and Outcomes

Establish a targeted language of performance and leadership behaviors that’s unique to — and universal throughout — your organization
Align performance goals with business strategies
Streamline Human Resource efforts, such as hiring, performance management, succession planning, and talent development
Identify talent and behavioral gaps to address and eliminate through future hiring decisions and training initiatives
Ensure a fair and equitable benchmarking system to gauge performance across departments and positions

“Psychological Associates is our “go to company” when we vet employee candidates, implement employee engagement surveys and conduct individual employee coaching sessions.  They greatly increase our ability to recruit and manage our most costly and also greatest asset … our employees.  We would find it hard to operate as effectively and confidently without Psychological Associate’s valued support and direction.”

- Bob Franceshelli, Chief Executive Officer, Pritikin
“With Psychological Associates, we receive a complete solution. It’s a thorough assessment combined with feedback, action planning and coaching. We’re also enhancing our skill building efforts through the courses that Psychological Associates developed.”
- Bill Pitchford, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Wabash National Corporation

“The quality of Psychological Associates reports…in general, they have quite good insights into the people taking the tests. Another one is that, by virtue of having worked with us for years, they know us fairly well. As a result, they are able to do some successful matching between candidates and the company.”

- Peter Allen, Managing Director, Agoda

“We actually sought Psychological Associates out when we recognized that we had a need for higher level resources in our leadership development program… They came back with a very clear and concise approach to helping us with our leadership development program.”

- Jim Castellano, Chairman, RubinBrown