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A powerful approach
with proven methodology

 Whether providing full time consulting support for an integrated competency management project, qualified assessors to perform on-site assessments, or competency specialists to review an existing competency management system, IHRDC offers a wide range of services to address a company’s learning and development challenges. 

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A Clear Competency Road Map

A competency management process allows managers to identify, manage, and develop employee competencies. The process aligns employees’ skills and behaviors with the company’s goals, and it can give organizations a competitive advantage.

Your Customized Competency Models

Competency models provide the framework for defining the skill and knowledge requirements of a job. It’s a collection of competencies that jointly define successful job performance. We can help you select, customize and write the models that work best at your organization.

Insightful Competency Benchmarking

Through assessment and verification, organizations can determine competency skills gaps for each employee in the project scope and generate reports that provide an assessment of the overall workforce’s strengths and areas of vulnerability.

Strategic Communication

With effective change management and communication, organizations can create awareness, build understanding, shift perception, and motivate the desired behaviors. For your successful competency implementation, it is critical for communication to take the lead role in change management. 

Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Take advantage of an industry leading recruitment and training strategy to help propel your firm forward. When competency management is used as a framework to recruit, develop, engage, and retain employees, it can help your organization outpace your competition.

Groom the Next Generation of Leaders

With succession planning and career ladders, organizations can plan now for a smooth transition when executives step aside. Effective competency programs help ensure successors have the knowledge and skills to manage through the critical transition.

Robust Training Resources and Activities

With our training and development system, IHRDC specialists align competency proficiency levels to your training events to close employee gaps. Once assessments are completed, IHRDC will facilitate building of targeted individual development plans.

Time-Tested Assessment Services

IHRDC’s SQA Qualified Assessors can perform third party assessments of your staff to ensure objective assessments by discipline leaders and help keep your projects on track. You can leverage IHRDC’s across the full range of technical and business disciplines both remotely and on-site for your specific needs.

Developing Client Capabilities

We believe the best competency management programs begin with upskilling internal client teams. Our full suite of training programs ensure your administrators, assessors, internal verifiers and training professionals have the skills to direct and deliver the entire program.

Services designed to meet clients needs

Our client teams work through a three step process to ensure our clients business needs are not only defined, but also implemented over the course of the project. We are with you every step of the journey to help set strategy and follow through to final results. By leveraging IHRDC’s expertise you tap into decade’s of competency management experience and best practices. We can help ensure your project fundamentals are sound and properly oriented. We realize that every competency journey is slightly different and want to be sure your specific goals are identified. Use the buttons below to learn more about our standard methodology or to have a call with our competency management business teams.



At the outset of the project,  we work with our clients to define the business goals of the project, establish competency framework boundaries and identify project risks to ensure a seamless and effective implementation.



Our integrated project team builds the competency framework starting with our industry-standard, validated competency models, customizing to the client requirements and matching training resources to drive employee learning.



Once CMS Online has been populated with user data and the final competency models, the assessment phase begins. During implementation, IHRDC provides a wide range of support from application training to expert assessors.

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Packaged training programs to develop client capabilities

We have developed a full suite of training programs to develop our client’s internal competency management staff capabilities. These programs deliver targeted solutions for all levels of staff involved in the delivery and operations of a competency management program. We offer these programs to individual participants as well as privately to our clients as needed. These programs are delivered in a virtual, mentor-led format and include a competency assessment at the end of the program to ensure the learning objectives were accomplished.

IHRDC Competency Management Resources​

CMS Online Software

Our industry-leading software manages the entire competency assessment and development process with integrated learning content. See how CMS Online can enhance your workforce competence.

Competency Library

IHRDC’s competency database is the broadest library available in the industry. By licensing our content, you can quickly establish your own competency framework based on an international benchmark.

Consulting Services

Our competency specialists have successfully managed projects in more than 30 countries worldwide. Learn more about how our team can help you achieve your business objectives.

Corporate Licensing and Fees

IHRDC’s competency management resources and services may be contracted using our Master Agreement, which covers our software, content licenses, and consulting services. While we use a license agreement to retain the copyright to the source materials, we offer our clients full use of the resources to meet their specific needs through annual or perpetual licenses.

CMS Online Software

Our industry-leading software is licensed by a wide range of clients with an expansive spectrum of users. We provide two licensing methods, both with an underlying license fee based on the number of users.

Annual License, Managed Service Solution (SaaS)

With our most popular option, we provide an annual license, updates, support, and hosting from our AWS servers—all for one annual fee.

Perpetual License, Client Hosted Solution

For those who prefer to host the application locally or on their infrastructure, we offer a perpetual license option with annual support and maintenance contracts.

Competency Library

IHRDC’s competency database is the broadest library available in the industry. Typically, we use a perpetual license for competency content, including our competency database and job profiles.

With this license, clients use the data in perpetuity within their organization, and it allows IHRDC to retain the underlying copyright to the source material. With this agreement, clients own any modifications to the base content. Competency Library fees are determined by the number of models or size of the database the client licenses.

Consulting Services

Our competency specialists have successfully managed projects in more than 30 countries worldwide, working in a range of settings and providing a variety of services. While many of the goals are similar, each project is unique.

For our engagements, we estimate the amount of time required from IHRDC staff and charges based on standard day rates. Our service fees increase with the amount of time required by our staff – although we do offer daily rate discounts for larger engagements. For those clients who are willing to take on more work, the IHRDC workload may be minimized.