HR Managers

Content to help you meet the need of your employees and stakeholders and achieve organizational success with integrated HR strategies.

  • Do you have leadership potential?

    Do you have leadership potential?

    Not every great leader started out that way. They had to start at the bottom and prove themselves in lower level positions, as ‘followers’, before moving into a leadership role.

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  • It's time to get serious about onboarding

    It's time to get serious about onboarding

    Ideally, onboarding starts during recruitment when your potential new hire is considering how they’d fit it at your organization. Effective onboarding that begins early is key for several reasons:

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  • Emerging trends in HR analytics

    Emerging trends in HR analytics

    As HR analytics continues to generate interest, and more organizations become involved, a number of common trends are appearing that indicate the direction of analytics in the coming years.

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  • How to give effective feedback in the workplace

    How to give effective feedback in the workplace

    Feedback is essential to success at every organizational level, but not all types of feedback are created equal. Today, many organizations are leaving traditional performance reviews behind.

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  • Top 5 reasons to make sure your competencies are optimized

    Top 5 reasons to make sure your competencies are optimized

    The approach you take to design and implementing a competency framework can make or break a talent management strategy. Here are the top reasons to make sure your competencies are optimized:

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  • Can you have leadership without authority?

    Can you have leadership without authority?

    As management structures change, so does the definition of a leadership role. Today's most effective leaders are using new techniques to impact, influence, and inspire others.

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  • Do you know what an optimized competency framework looks like?

    Do you know what an optimized competency framework looks like?

    With almost 30 years of experience in implementing successful competency initiatives, we have determined several critical elements that define an optimized competency framework.

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  • Mistakes to avoid when implementing competencies

    Mistakes to avoid when implementing competencies

    If your competencies aren't having the desired impact, a basic implementation issues may be the root cause. Discover common mistakes people make when implementing competencies, and how to avoid them.

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  • Tools for optimizing your competency framework

    Tools for optimizing your competency framework

    In order to get the most out of your competency framework, you need to use your competencies efficiently and effectively. Various tools are now available to help you get the most out of competencies.

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  • These competencies separate top sellers from the pack

    These competencies separate top sellers from the pack

    Almost every company in the world has salespeople in one way or another, and it is important to consider why some are successful, while others struggle. In other words, what makes a good salesperson?

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  • Crucial competencies in the fourth industrial revolution

    Crucial competencies in the fourth industrial revolution

    The world in which we live and work in is changing at an unprecedented pace. Leading experts from around the globe are predicting that we are on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution and...

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  • Getting the most out of your competencies in the long run

    Getting the most out of your competencies in the long run

    For an organization to be successful in today’s highly competitive, global marketplace, it is imperative to have the right people, in the right place, at the right time. And having a competency...

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  • Is there a difference between skills & competencies?

    Is there a difference between skills & competencies?

      I am often asked “what’s the difference between skills and competencies?” In this article, I define the term “competency” and break it down into its key parts: knowledge, skills and abilities....

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  • Invest in the future by developing high potential employees

    Invest in the future by developing high potential employees

    In a typical workplace, approximately 20 percent of employees are considered top performers who generate exceptional value. HR professionals have recently become interested in identifying those...

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  • How associations can leverage competencies to better serve their members

    How associations can leverage competencies to better serve their members

    In the US alone, there are tens of thousands of associations, professional bodies or trade groups representing different industry sectors or professions. Many of these organizations have the mandate o

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  • Bring Stability to your Career Path with Competency-Based Development

    Bring Stability to your Career Path with Competency-Based Development

    For decades career development has been an integral part of HR, but although the name has remained the same, the definition has evolved considerably. Career advancement used to mean promotions and rai

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  • Single versus multi-level competencies. What’s the difference?

    Single versus multi-level competencies. What’s the difference?

    While competencies are widely used to manage talent, there is still confusion around the different types of competency content available.

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  • Educating the Next Generation of Leaders

    Educating the Next Generation of Leaders

    The workplace is changing, which means that employees and executives alike need to evolve. As one example, companies are shifting to a “digital mind-set”, meaning we are more comfortable with...

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  • 4 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

    4 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

    You court them on social media and at job fairs. You interview, test, and reference-check them. You negotiate with them, file paperwork, and onboard them.

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  • Are your HR practices aligned with your business goals?

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  • What’s the difference between role profiles and job profiles?

    What’s the difference between role profiles and job profiles?

    Competency profiles are the foundation on which all competency-based activities are built, because they identify the specific competencies and proficiency levels that define success. This makes...

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