By Lynx Technology Partners
Use: Functional Competency Assessment and Development Program
Founded in 2009, Lynx Technology Partners (“Lynx”) was named one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing private companies and ranked among the top U.S. security companies for consecutive years. Lynx delivers dynamic cybersecurity and risk-management solutions for their customers, helping them understand and navigate their threat landscapes. The Lynx team comprises experienced, industry recognized experts who have led governance, risk management, compliance, and cybersecurity programs and have served as subject matter experts for Fortune 500 enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses and Federal agencies. Lynx combines risk management professional services with an integrated risk management platform to better manage risk throughout the people, processes, and technology lifecycles. This enables simplification, automation and integration of strategic, operational and IT risk management processes and data, helping companies reach higher levels of program maturity, performance, increased resilience, assurance and compliance.
“Clients who choose the Lynx Competency Program for their organizations are forward thinking and proactive in their approaches to Risk Management, Talent Management, and Workforce Development. They are able to reduce risk by merging planning, people, processes, and technology in an innovative manner while enabling and maximizing their biggest assets – their employees.”
–Kerstin Zell, Director, Risk and Operations, Lynx
Lynx is passionate about helping clients understand and reduce risks they may face, including potential hazards associated with competency gaps. Lynx trusts that a standardized approach improves their clients’ hiring, training, and succession processes as well as enables employees to better understand what capabilities are needed for desired positions and upskill accordingly. Lynx therefore utilizes the NICE Framework, as it is both far reaching and lends itself to competency assessments and career pathing activities.
By using competencies as building blocks, companies can create an integrated talent management network within their organizations to ensure that they are hiring, developing, and promoting the right people in the right positions. Lynx Technology Partners utilized the NICE Framework to develop a holistic competency program that includes:
The Lynx program uses the NICE Framework to map positions and align them with needed Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. It includes functional self-assessments and career pathing that:
In doing so, Lynx is able to provide assistance and advisement in communication approach as well as conduct an analysis of gaps, risks, and improvement opportunities.
“If developing talent is critical to the future success of organizations, then understanding and using competencies to create a more talented workforce is key to maintaining a competitive edge.”
– Association for Talent Development (2018/19)
Director, Risk and Operations, Lynx Technology Partners
kzell [at] lynxtp.com