Paper Title
Competency-Based Framework: The Benefits and the Challenges

Abstract
The aim of this paper is to explore some issues in developing and implementing a competency-based framework in an organizational context in Oman. Competency-based framework development process and implementation drawn from the authors experience as a consultant and previous work on competencies in business and industry are explained. Issues and lesson learned into the use of competencies in practice in an organizational context are discussed. Criticisms of such an approach are also presented. Keywords: Competencies, competency framework, competency implementation, talent management.