In fast-moving industries that rely on technical expertise to remain vital and competitive, technical competencies are an essential talent-management tool.

HRSG technical competency dictionaries help you identify the specific knowledge and skills required for jobs in industries such as IT, oil & gas, accounting, marketing, human resources, and other specialized fields.

Our technical dictionaries include competencies that have been industry tested in real-world environments to ensure they accurately reflect the realities of today’s workplaces. Each dictionary also includes technical job profiles that contain the right competencies at the right levels for specific jobs in your industry.

Dictionaries can be purchased “off the shelf” or customized to include the competencies your industry and workplace require.


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
  • Customize and validate 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.