Competencies describe behaviour. Organizations use them to set out how they expect employees perform effectively in their roles. They should be a standard against which you can determine someone’s level and measure their progress. They help colleagues have a shared understanding of what being competent in their work means.

Rather than a list of tasks, competencies are about the knowledge, skills and behavior that you need to show you’re doing well at your job.

Competencies can describe any aspect of someone’s work. The TRIEC Inclusive Workplace Competencies  ‘paint a picture’ of the principles, behaviours, and underpinning knowledge that characterize an inclusive work environment.

TRIEC launched The Inclusive Workplace Competencies in October 2017. They have been featured in HR publications including HRM online and Canadian HR Reporter.