Essential Competencies


Essential Competencies


Today, many employers lack reliable ways of assessing the extent to which applicants have the necessary skills and knowledge for their positions. As a result, they must rely instead on sub-optimal metrics, including applicants’ educational attainment and the prestige of the school they attended.

CED’s Essential Competencies Project examines the feasibility and efficacy of competency-based hiring and works with select companies to screen applicants at initial stages of the hiring process, resulting in a more thorough system of hiring.

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Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Michael Chesser
Chairman and CEO (Retired)
Great Plains Energy, Inc.
Larry Jensen
President & CEO
Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors
Betty Vandenbosch
Kaplan University
Karen Keogh
Head of Global Philanthropy
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Scott Pulsipher
Western Governors University