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  • 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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  • Talent management in a multi-generational 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?

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  • Achieving success in competency management (Part 2)

    Achieving success in competency management (Part 2)

    Almost two-thirds of organizations have no competency program, or are still working to define competencies for mission critical positions.

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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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  • Emerging trends in HR analytics

    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.

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  • Start your competency initiative off strong with core competencies

    Start your competency initiative off strong with core competencies

    Building a strong foundation is essential to any successful talent management initiative, and deciding on effective core competencies is an excellent way to get started.

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  • Top 5 reasons to make sure your competencies are optimized

    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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  • The imperatives of successful competency management

    The imperatives of successful competency management

    In this blog post we’ll cover the main results from Brandon Hall Group’s competency planning and management research, and outline some key competency effectiveness statistics.

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  • Can you have leadership without authority?

    Can you have leadership without authority?

    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.

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  • Do you know what an optimized competency framework looks like?

    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.

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  • Mistakes to avoid when implementing competencies

    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.

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  • Tools for optimizing your competency framework

    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.

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  • Closing the growing skills gap

    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

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  • These competencies separate top sellers from the pack

    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?

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  • All successful entrepreneurs have these competencies

    All successful entrepreneurs have these competencies

    Are entrepreneurs born, or are they made? Certain characteristics are common of successful entrepreneurs, including Risk Taking, Achievement Orientation, and creativity and innovation. However...

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  • Crucial competencies in the fourth industrial revolution

    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...

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  • Achieve your business goals with competencies

    Achieve your business goals with competencies

    Today’s organizations face challenges that were unimaginable even a few years ago. If you haven’t re-examined your talent strategy within the last three years, chances are that it’s out of...

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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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