For HR professionals who need to follow global best practices in talent management, competencies are the tool of choice. Used by most Fortune 500 companies and a growing number of small and mid-sized organizations, competencies help you attract, develop, and retain the talent you need to strengthen the organization, support strategic goals, and protect your competitive edge.

HRSG competency dictionaries help you integrate world-leading, validated competencies into your organization faster and more affordably. Each dictionary delivers a complete, integrated list of multi-level competencies designed for a specific industry, including HR, information technology, marketing, accounting, and many more.


Each competency offers unmatched detail and accuracy, with up to five levels of progressive expertise.


HRSG competencies align and improve the entire talent life cycle: acquisition, evaluation, and development.


Competencies can be customized to fit your organization’s unique goals and talent requirements.

Professionally developed

Each library is developed and maintained by industrial organizational psychologists.

Industry verified

Competencies have been developed with input from subject-matter experts and industry representatives.

Use competency dictionaries to:

  • Find your core competencies
  • Create your competency architecture
  • Choose job-specific technical and general competencies
  • Identify leadership competencies
  • Build custom job profiles

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Fill out the form to access:

  • A list of leadership competencies
  • A list of general competencies
  • A list of technical competencies
  • A competency tip sheet and overview

For more than 25 years, HRSG has focused on the development of products, services, and software designed to support competency-based talent-management for organizations of every size and type—Fortune 500 corporations, small and midsize businesses, government, and non-profits/NGOs.