This research explores the challenges encountered in integrating competency modeling (CM) in talent management (TM) and proposes a framework for this integration. Using CM practices and TM implementation perspectives, a framework was developed for integrating CM in TM. Furthermore, this research used a multiple cross-case study design approach involving organizations practicing CM. In-depth interviews with practicing HR managers helped identify the challenges and issues related to CM integration in TM. To address these challenges, a framework involving multiple alignments with TM was developed. The dimensions of this alignment comprise functionality, information system, capability, governance, and contextual integration. The integration aspects of CM in TM, which have been discussed in detail, will assist researchers and practitioners.