The value of achievement lies in the achieving.– Albert Einstein
Mobilising the potential of the Project ACE and Balanced Scorecard initiatives, it was made sure that every employee was empowered to think beyond boundaries and challenge themselves and each other. This flows from the belief that innovation can come anytime from anyone.
To encourage novel ideas and to be competitive, the competencies of employees need to be in line with the international standards. Towards this end, another major HR initiative – Competency Mapping and Development was embarked upon at HPCL. Under this initiative, the Behavioral and Technical Competency Framework has been finalized.
Development Centers for key position holders are conducted to identify the competency gaps. These gaps are systematically addressed through Individual Development Plans, which are drawn up at the end of every Development Centre. This initiative is linked to the Learning and Growth Perspective of Balanced Scorecard initiative. All training programs are linked to the competencies defined in various frameworks and gaps identified in the Development Centers.
This is also integrated with our recruitment process, where the interviewers are trained to conduct competency based interviews. Inputs from development centers are also used for career and succession planning.