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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
In today’s faced-paced and multi-generational workplace, leaders continue to look for ways to build effective teams to achieve demanding business objectives and deliver high quality solutions....
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...
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...
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...
What is Agile HR? And is it right for you?
Can software development principles be applied to the development of human talent? A growing number of HR professionals are exploring the possibilities and looking at ways to manage volatility,...
Eight ways to improve your selection interviews