Identify and attract top talent

Content to help you build a high-performing culture through its talent management programs.

  • Why competencies are the key to succession planning

    Why competencies are the key to succession planning

    The workforce is about to undergo a drastic change. Many businesses in North America, especially small businesses, are run by baby boomers who will soon retire. So what can organizations do?

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  • The underrated importance of soft skills

    The underrated importance of soft skills

    As technology advances and jobs become more automated, soft skills will actually become more important than ever. You’ll need both technical and soft skills to succeed in the workplace.

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  • 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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  • Work experience isn't one size fits all

    Work experience isn't one size fits all

    Career paths are no longer as straightforward, and as such the way we look at experience needs to change. Focusing on different types of experience can help you take the next step in your career.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 competencies working for you?

    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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  • Using competencies to identify and empower top performers

    Using competencies to identify and empower top performers

    When it comes to your employees, the 80/20 rule often applies, with the top 20 percent of your employees delivering 80 percent of the workforce value. The ability of top performers to generate...

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  • Improving hiring outcomes with pre-screening

    Improving hiring outcomes with pre-screening

    Hiring can be a costly and time-consuming process, and one that many organizations struggle with. But new technologies can help to streamline the screening process, improve outcomes, and ensure...

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  • Eight ways to improve your selection interviews

    Eight ways to improve your selection interviews

    It’s a common theme that you’ll find repeated over and over in recent research—interview reliability and validity can be greatly improved by adding structure to the interview process. This is...

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  • Seeing Talent Clearly With Competencies

    Seeing Talent Clearly With Competencies

    How did competencies come to dominate talent management in little more than three decades? What makes them so attractive to HR professionals and highly motivated organizations? The appeal of...

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  • Using competencies to enhance workplace diversity

    Using competencies to enhance workplace diversity

    The business case for diversity is clear: diverse workplaces are happier, more innovative, and more profitable. While there’s no quick solution for building diversity in the workplace, integrating...

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  • Real-life competency stories: How innovative organizations are using and implementing competencies.

    Real-life competency stories: How innovative organizations are using and implementing competencies.

    As a Competency Consultant with HRSG, I have the pleasure of working with a number of our clients to help them launch their competency initiatives. Reflecting back on 2016, there were three...

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  • Why do your employees quit?

    Why do your 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. And after pouring all that effort and...

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  • Best Practice Guide: Implementing Competencies

    Best Practice Guide: Implementing Competencies

    Competency-based talent management is the best practice used by organizations worldwide to define job requirements and build effective HR programs.

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    Competency Minute: The Cost of a Bad Hire

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  • Guidelines for implementing career planning and development

    Guidelines for implementing career planning and development

    What’s your philosophy? Career development as an organizational program has really evolved over the last twenty to thirty years.  A couple of decades ago, it was common for employees to expect...

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