The CERN Competency Model

The CERN Competency Model is one of the HR Initiatives and has been approved by Management as part of the HR Strategy. Its main aim is to provide coherent criteria throughout organisational processes to drive performance and continuous development of staff.

While the behavioural competency model is well established, technical competencies have to be regularly reviewed to properly reflect the Organization’s needs. The first update of the technical competencies is implemented in 2018 following the work by three senior members of staff appointed by Management: Giovanna Lehmann Miotto, Philippe Lebrun and Sylvain Weisz. They were responsible for selected domains of competencies and worked with more than 100 experts across CERN.

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