Increasing complexity in the pharmaceutical landscape requires a broad array of skill, sophistication, and specialization. These need to be reflected in the organization’s competency models, the backbone of progressive talent management practices. Clear, specific, behavioral competencies are an important foundational element of targeted talent selection and development.

When competencies are not explicitly stated, this leads to role confusion and an inability for leaders to effectively coach team members to improved performance. When competency models are not updated to reflect changing business needs, they are frequently shelved or not used as intended. If models are out-of-date or too generic, there are negative implications for performance management, learning design, leadership development strategy, and other HR practices.

Learn more about WLH’s extensive experience creating competency models for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry – at the enterprise, function, and role levels.