A capability is an attribute, knowledge, ability or other characteristic that contributes to a person’s ability to perform a skill.
Human capabilities are personal attributes that predict ‘soft skills’ (e.g., teamwork, cooperation or communication). Capabilities are either cognitive or behavioural.
Across the world, businesses and governments have established different capability names, numbers and descriptions to serve as a common language for what people need to do in different functions such as managing our jobs, our homes, or our lives in general.
How it Works
AbilityMap’s Capability Framework describes the 31 human capabilities which form the default framework of our system. They fall into 8 groups that cover the human skills people need to be successful at work and achieve an organisation’s strategic objectives.
AbilityMap has leveraged the Australian government’s capability grouping and associated research. Our system is able to match best-fit candidates to a wide spectrum of roles, from IT support technician to insurance sales representative to construction site manager.
In this way, our capability framework takes the guesswork out of recruitment and enables organisations to avoid costly hiring mistakes. It can also be used to identify untapped potential from within an organisation’s existing human talent pool.
Planning & Organising
Initiative & Enterprise
The Importance of Capabilities for Business Performance
They are effective at specifying the capabilities required for different roles or functions
Capability insights identify where human capital investment is needed and how to optimise its return.
Questions about the AbilityMap Capability Framework
Get more detail on each of the individual capabilities that make up the standard AbilityMap Capability Framework.