Behavioral competencies are the attitudes and traits which can predict how successful a candidate will be in the role they are applying for. Examples of behavioral competencies include negotiation skills for sales positions, project and people management for executives, and facilitation and collaboration for HR professionals.
Behavioral competencies can be helpful when screening applicants and interviewing candidates. Employers should think about what behavioral competencies are relevant for the position. You can then develop selection criteria and interview questions to determine whether the candidate has them.