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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.
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.
Talent management in a multi-generational workplace
A common challenge leaders face in today’s workplace is managing many generations. So what can today’s leaders do to ensure different generations are able to collaborate and achieve success?
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:
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.
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.
Closing the growing skills gap
One of the most pressing issues in the workplace today is lengthy job vacancies due to an increasing talent gap. This is a problem that needs to be solved in order to improve organizational efficiency
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...
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....
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.
Achieving consistency and accountability
Top 5 reasons to use competencies
Why are so many organizations choosing to adopt competency-based HR systems?
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...
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...
Key take-aways from Hire Immigrants Ottawa’s Employer Learning Forum
In speaking last week at the Hire Immigrants Ottawa, Employer Learning Forum 2016, I was overwhelmed at the positive reception to the idea that competencies enable organization to build diverse...
How are competency-based job profiles used in HR?
Competency-based job profiles are versatile, foundational tools for managing talent. But how do you leverage them effectively to recruit, assess, and develop your employees? In the previous week’s...
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.
Out with the old, in with the new. Latest trends in employment testing and assessment.
The world of employment testing and assessment has historically been dominated by aptitude, personality, job knowledge and cognitive ability tests designed to assess an individual’s fit within an...
3 Trends in Using Competencies to Improve Talent Management