Abstracts: February 1st, 2001

Hondeghem A, Vandermeulen FThe International Journal of Public Sector Management, (UK), 2000 Vol 13 No 4

Start page: 342. No of pages: 12

Reviews the literature on competency management which suggests that there is a paradigm shift from a functional approach to human resource management to a competency-based approach, explaining that this results in a broader definition of what is expected of people and a focus on the type of staff needed for the future of organizations. Outlines the trends in human resource management (HRM) in the public sector and the implications for HRM of competency management, going on to describe competency management in the Flemish and Dutch civil service. Concludes that there are two approaches to competencies in the literature, an individual and an organizational approach, the individual approach being the predominant one as is illustrated in the case studies. Establishes, moreover, that competency management is introduced with a view to improving performance and developing a new culture.


Style: Case study

ISSN: 0951-3558 Reference: 29AZ414

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