Sustainable Competency-Oriented Human Resource Development with Ontology-Based Competency Catalogs

A. Schmidt, and C. Kunzmann. Expanding the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies. Proceedings of E-Challenges 2007 , Amsterdam, IOS Press, (2007)


Competency-oriented approaches are gaining ground in human resource development. Key technology to cope with the complexity of fine-grained approaches are ontologies. By having a formal semantics, many competency-related task can be partially automated on a technical level. In this paper, we want to show that ontology-based approaches also foster the sustainability of such approaches on an organizational level by providing connections between the operational and strategic level. We present a reference ontology and a reference process model which have been applied in a hospital case study.

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