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This Practice Note provides guidance for in-house lawyers on the use of competency models to development talent within their teams and includes a sample competency model for an experienced legal adviser.
Competencies are the behaviours that individuals must have, or must acquire, to perform effectively at work. Your HR department will normally be the promoters of competencies if they have been adopted by the organisation. Sometimes HR will be promoting universal competencies which apply to everyone, this can be problematic for in-house lawyers if they have difficulty identifying with them and their relevance to their role.
Competency models can be a useful tool to help you identify which members of your team have already got what it takes to progress and which members have areas for development or improvement. Competency models should not be used to berate shortcomings, but to provide a framework to close the gap between actual behaviour and the requirements of the competency in question.
Competency models also act as a useful guide for individuals who want to progress, as they clearly set out the skills and requirements for each role, removing uncertainty about what each one requires.
You will need to work with, or at least acknowledge, the competency model you have been given, but the following example may be useful as a benchmark or a guide if your organisation does not
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