New and emerging ways to use competencies
Competency-based talent management is not a new trend—HR professionals have used competencies to manage tal...
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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
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...
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....
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...
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
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
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.
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...
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.
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...
Are your competencies working for you?
You’ve invested time and money into launching a competency initiative. Maybe you had employees from across your organization take time out of their day to contribute to the development of the...
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Top 5 reasons to use competencies