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IHRDC - International Human Resources Development Corporation

A Worldwide Leader in Oil and Gas Training - Since 1969

Competency Management

Competency Content

Competency Library

IHRDC has developed a comprehensive, industry-standard competency library that describes the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to competently perform a wide range of industry jobs. It is the most extensive competency library available in the oil and gas industry today, and covers petro-technical, business, and field and plant operations job areas.

Our library of job competencies, which are used as the foundation of a competency model development project or licensed to clients to load into their own software systems, enables companies to establish consistent job standards across their global operations.

Competency Library Quick Facts:

  • 2,000+ competency definitions covering all industry job areas from Upstream to Downstream
  • Four-level proficiency scale: Awareness, Knowledge/Basic Appliction, Skilled Application, Mastery
  • Four to seven skill definitions per proficiency level per competency unit to create robust standards
  • Updated and revised bi-annually to ensure alignment with industry standards
  • Can be customized to a client’s unique needs or used off-the-shelf to reduce implementation time
  • Used in IHRDC’s CMS Online or uploaded into a client’s existing software systems (i.e. LMS)




Large E&P Company Using IHRDC’s Library to Build a Competency Framework

A large exploration and production company with operations in North America and Africa was growing rapidly, adding hundreds of employees a year. They needed to develop a structured training program to establish globally consistent job requirements tied to the overall corporate strategy. Having already licensed and deployed a Learning Management System (LMS) with competency assessment capability, the company decided to license IHRDC's established Competency Library to build a standard foundation. After loading the IHRDC Competency Library into the client’s LMS, IHRDC helped it create customized competency models and match them with the appropriate training resources. By using IHRDC’s Competency Library to populate an existing system and linking these competencies to training, the company was able to save costs in training, staffing, and IT support.

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