The Marriage of Performance and Competency Management Modules

As part of our efforts to transform talent development in Africa, we are pleased to announce that the SeamlessHR performance management module, also known as SeamlessPerformance, is now fully integrated with the competency management module. ????

Through this integration, businesses can be more effective and proactive with talent management.

The relationship between competencies and performance is fundamental to human resource management and organisational effectiveness. Competencies are the skills, knowledge, abilities, and behaviours that individuals possess, while performance refers to the actual results and outcomes achieved by individuals in their roles within an organisation. Here’s how these two concepts are related:


  • Competencies Drive Performance

Competencies are the foundation of an employee’s ability to perform effectively in their role. When they possess the necessary competencies, they are better equipped to complete tasks, solve problems, and make decisions that contribute to their overall performance.


  • Competency-Based Hiring and Training

Organisations often use competency models to guide their hiring and training processes. By identifying the specific competencies required for a job, they can select candidates with the right skills and provide targeted training to develop those competencies further, enhancing their performance potential.


  • Competency Assessment and Performance Evaluations

Performance evaluations frequently include an assessment of an employee’s competencies. Managers and HR professionals may assess whether an employee’s competencies align with the requirements of their job and the organisation’s objectives. Managers may assess how well employees exhibit specific competencies in their day-to-day tasks and provide feedback on areas where improvement is needed.


  • Behavioural Competencies and Soft Skills

Many competencies are related to behavioural traits and soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, adaptability, and leadership. These competencies play a significant role in how employees interact with colleagues, clients, and customers, which can directly influence their performance.


In summary, when a workforce collectively possesses the right competencies aligned with the organisation’s goals, it positively impacts overall organisational performance. Competent employees contribute to increased productivity, innovation, customer satisfaction, and profitability.

With SeamlessPerformance, businesses can now include Competency Management as part of their performance appraisals and reviews. To ensure a smooth experience, companies must ensure that their employees have their competencies activated and approved.


  • Once this is done, admins can determine the weight of the competency assessment within an appraisal period. 

  • Competency assessment can be included in a performance review or appraisal, and once approved and activated, employees can be assessed. 


Also New On SeamlessPerformance

  • Employee performance trend chart

Employees can now access a trend chart that shows their progress across numerous appraisal cycles. This chart takes into account their appraisal score for each cycle in which they participated. Companies can use this graphic to get useful insights into an employee’s performance over time, allowing them to track their performance growth.