HR Glossary / Behavioral Competencies

Behavioral competencies refer to behaviors, attitudes, personality traits, knowledge, or skills that could help determine if a person will be successful in a given position.


What Are Examples of Behavioral Competencies?

Employers seek different behavioral competencies depending on the nature of the industry and position. Some common competencies include:

  • Negotiation and networking;
  • Organizational awareness;
  • Data literacy;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Project management;
  • Communication;
  • Problem-solving competencies;
  • Emotional intelligence;
  • Adaptability.

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