How to develop transformational leaders through competencies
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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.
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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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
Bring Stability to your Career Path with Competency-Based Development
For decades career development has been an integral part of HR, but although the name has remained the same, the definition has evolved considerably. Career advancement used to mean promotions and rai
Unlocking Career Development with Competencies
Today’s workplaces are multi-generational, multicultural, less hierarchical, and more individualistic than ever before. This has made ‘one size fits all’ development plans a thing of the past.
Educating the Next Generation of Leaders
The workplace is changing, which means that employees and executives alike need to evolve. As one example, companies are shifting to a “digital mind-set”, meaning we are more comfortable with...
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.
How Investing In Employee Training Benefits Your Business
As the economy picks up and organizations shift from survival to growth, learning and development is becoming a key area of focus for HR. According to Bersin’s 2016 Corporate Learning Factbook, US...
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...
Achieving consistency and accountability
Supporting greater customer experiences
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...
How personalization is changing—& improving—HR