The Empty Four Competency Assessment approach.
Introduction to the “Empty Four”
The Empty Four is a concept to help managers in the assessment of work place competency.
The Empty Four
When assessing candidates or members of staff against a standard or competency framework, it is usual for there to be four levels or sets of descriptions. These can often be described as:
Each of these levels is often given both a description and a score.
The score is often 0, 1, 2 or 3.
The concept of the empty 4 is that the top or “4” score has no definition and it is up to the assessors to define in on a case by case basis.
Also see our article on empty three