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Put HR flavour of the month into reverse. Look at everything you are doing and, unless you have evidence it is working in your organisation, stop doing it.
And by evidence, I mean genuine, statistically valid, experimentally tested results.
Of course, this also means, don't introduce any new initiative until you have proven it will add value, however defined, to your organisation.
To follow my own principles, you might start by testing this "throw it all away" process with some experiments. Work with a local higher education establishement with a maths department to help develop the statictical models you will need (I am assuming that few HR professionals have deep mathethamtical capabiliites). Look for a high maintenance process (eg your competency model), identify some activities that make use of the model (say, recruitment - you will need to define what success means in recruitment terms), split your organisation into experimental groups and use a variety of recruitment approaches. Assess and validate the results.
If there is a difference in outcome, does it generate a sufficient return on the cost and effort of introducing and maintaining the process