Team Managers

Content to help you manage, monitor and improve employee engagement and performance. Learn how to ensure office harmony and productivity with a competency-based humanistic approach.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reaching the next level of your career

    Reaching the next level of your career

    It’s the question that should always be in the back of your mind, ‘How can I advance and move forward in my chosen career?’ In today's competitive job market, here are some tips for moving forward.

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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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  • How to give effective feedback in the workplace

    How to give effective feedback in the workplace

    Feedback is essential to success at every organizational level, but not all types of feedback are created equal. Today, many organizations are leaving traditional performance reviews behind.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How associations can leverage competencies to better serve their members

    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

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  • Unlocking Career Development with Competencies

    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.

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  • 4 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

    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.

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  • How Investing In Employee Training Benefits Your Business

    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...

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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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  • Top 5 reasons to use competencies

    Top 5 reasons to use competencies

    Why are so many organizations choosing to adopt competency-based HR systems?

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