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  • Competencies are paving the way to entering the workforce

    Competencies are paving the way to entering the workforce

    In today’s work environment, the importance of continuous learning is hard to miss. Being able to adapt and grow throughout your career is essential to becoming a valued member of the workforce.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Achieving consistency and accountability

    Achieving consistency and accountability

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  • 3 ways competency-based interviews improve hiring outcomes

    3 ways competency-based interviews improve hiring outcomes

    Interviewing is a resource-intensive but crucial part of the hiring process. While a growing number of organizations use automated software solutions to screen and short-list the most promising...

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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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  • What people are asking about core competencies

    What people are asking about core competencies

    On July 16th 2015, we hosted a very successful webinar, Getting to the core of core competencies. Our panelists received so many questions that we wanted to share some of those key questions and...

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  • Competencies across the talent lifecycle

    Competencies across the talent lifecycle

    One of the great advantages of multi-level competencies is their ability to create greater consistency and continuity across the talent lifecycle—from hiring to career progression to succession...

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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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  • 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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  • Competency Minute: The Cost of a Bad Hire1:22

    Competency Minute: The Cost of a Bad Hire

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  • Webinar: Transforming recruitment and hiring with online testing

    Webinar: Transforming recruitment and hiring with online testing

    Did you know that 80 percent of employee turnover is a result of poor hiring practices? With turnover costs as high as $20,000 per exiting employee, improving the screening and testing process is...

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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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