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Implementing CAPABILITY FRAMEWORK into your business……

Often a business will send one of their employees on a training course for the sake of it. Maybe they can say that they are interested in their people’s development, but ultimately it often just means a day away from the daily grind for the employee and a box ticked for the employer. There is often no critical thought given to the training outcomes and no measurement of learning outcomes back in the workforce which should have provided value to your business.

Development of a person’s capability, skills and behaviour comes in many forms and the smart businesses will invest in the development of their people wisely by identifying capability gaps and/or behaviours, identifying the right development initiative and measuring learning outcomes and the application of learning back in the workplace. In my view having a meaningful and fit for purpose capability framework embedded in a business can set it apart by ensuring every decision provides value to your business and your people – here are some brief views on capability framework:

Implement Capability Framework:

Establishing a capability framework for your workforce can guide your thinking on:

  • Strategic workforce planning

  • Recruitment and selection

  • Induction and orientation

  • Performance management

  • …and lastly but most importantly in the context of this blog, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT which may include individual career planning.

Benefits for Employers:

If a fit for purpose capability framework is embedded into your business, you can:

  1. Select potential employees based on capability and behaviours

  2. Manage employee performance and development to ensure growth in their capability

  3. Perform regular performance discussions and gain agreement on capability and behavioural requirements for a job

  4. Make good business decisions on funding specific learning and development activities for a specific capability area (or gap)

  5. Highlight career development opportunities through aligning capability, gaps and learning with career planning which will support better engagement, individual performance and ultimately stronger business performance

Benefits for Employees:

If a fit for purpose capability framework is embedded into your business, your employee can:

  1. Identify the capabilities required to perform their current job successfully

  2. Gain clarity about their performance, behavioural expectations and current capability gaps

  3. Identify future career pathways and the capabilities required to perform those opportunities

  4. Identify and agree areas of learning that develops capability to win and successfully perform those step-up opportunities in the future

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