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Hudson's Competency Model

The 5 + 1 Competency Model® = the centerpiece of our recruitment and talent management approach

We can customize our<BR>5+1 Competency Model® to fit your needs
We can customize our
5+1 Competency Model®
to fit your needs

Hudson’s R&D team approaches competency models from every angle. Understanding what the right combination of skills, knowledge and behavior are for a given job can help HR professionals evaluate potential hires and develop ordinary employees into exceptional talent. Based on our proprietary research, we’re proud to introduce the 5 + 1 Competency Model®, designed to help Hudson clients achieve optimal success in recruitment and talent management.

The 5 + 1 Competency Model® is the result of an extensive study reviewing over one hundred competence models of international companies, as well as current HR trends. We identified five core competencies, each with their own internal set of skills: Information Management, People Management, Task Management, Interpersonal Management and Personal Management. These five competencies are ordered hierarchically and the skills within each of the clusters are further prioritized. The one additional core competency is Technical Expertise that includes technical or organizational-specific knowledge and skills.

Designed to be flexible, the Model can be applied to different jobs and roles within an organization in order to create a customized recruitment profile. In turn, candidates can be selected and evaluated against the Model, ensuring an efficient and effective interview process.

In addition to our innovative competency model, Hudson’s R&D team has also developed a suite of proprietary talent management tools. From tests that focus on reasoning ability to assessments on business attitudes, our tools can be used with the 5 + 1 Competency Model® or customized to fit a client’s own competency model.

Did you Know?

To ensure objectivity, Hudson offers the Guaranteed Double Assessment meaning two certified assessors run our assessment centers.


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