Benefits of Competency-based Training

Benefits of a competency-based performance management system

Benefits for the organization

      The program:

  • increases personnel safety
  • increases protection of the environment
  • increases reliability of facility operation (throughput and product quality)
  • increases operating life of equipment
  • reduces operating/maintenance costs
  • ensures employees achieve a high level of competence quickly and efficiently
  • ensures employees can make effective decisions in response to abnormalities
  • reduces employee dependency on other groups because of lack of knowledge and skills
  • improves communication and working relationships between groups
  • prevents potential litigation due to employees performing tasks they have not been trained to do
  • provides documentation of the employee’s acquisition of the knowledge, safety, and procedures relating to each task
  • ensures that on-the-job training is cost effective and productive
  • increases the flexibility of employee placement
  • increases the potential for employee job satisfaction (provides an avenue for motivating employees)
  • provides a mechanism for providing positive feedback about an employee’s training achievements and on-the-job performance
  • provides job standards for performance appraisal
  • provides a method for gauging an employee’s potential for career advancement

Benefits for employees

      The program:

  • ensures a safer work place for everyone
  • provides a systematic and flexible method for employees to acquire new skills and knowledge
  • provides clear direction for learning new job skills
  • provides an opportunity for employees to train at their own pace
  • reduces the employee’s stress while learning new skills—the training system ensures adequate training is provided before an employee assumes responsibility
  • reduces the supervisor’s stress—the supervisor knows that an employee who is responsible for a job has a proven level of competence
  • ensures accurate documentation of all acquired skills and knowledge
  • ensures employees are trained in all safety-related aspects of their jobs
  • provides a reference resource for day-to-day requirements
  • increases the potential for job satisfaction
  • provides a mechanism for the recognition of employees’ abilities