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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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  • What are competencies?2:04

    What are competencies?

    In this introductory video, you’ll learn what sets competencies apart, how they’re used through the talent management process, and an overview of HRSG’s competency offerings.

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  • Competencies as a source of competitive advantage

    Competencies as a source of competitive advantage

    Among their many benefits competencies allow businesses to deliver increased value to their customers, and boost performance among their employees.

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  • Multi-level competencies: Building a foundation for strategic HR

    Multi-level competencies: Building a foundation for strategic HR

    Competencies have emerged as the gold standard for talent management. Research shows that companies using competencies enjoyed significant improvements in key performance indicators.

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  • Single versus multi-level competencies. What’s the difference?

    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.

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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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  • Real-life competency stories: How innovative organizations are using and implementing competencies.

    Real-life competency stories: How innovative organizations are using and implementing competencies.

    As a Competency Consultant with HRSG, I have the pleasure of working with a number of our clients to help them launch their competency initiatives. Reflecting back on 2016, there were three...

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  • Seeing Talent Clearly With Competencies

    Seeing Talent Clearly With Competencies

    How did competencies come to dominate talent management in little more than three decades? What makes them so attractive to HR professionals and highly motivated organizations? The appeal of...

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  • 6 Key Steps to Selecting Core Competencies

    6 Key Steps to Selecting Core Competencies

    Core competencies can be defined as those capabilities that differentiate a business from its competitors – the things that make it unique and give it a competitive advantage.  But how does this...

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  • Understanding general and technical competencies

    Understanding general and technical competencies

    If you’re exploring competency-based talent management for your organization, you’ll have noticed that competencies are divided into two main types: “general” and “technical.” But what’s the...

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  • Defining a competency architecture and all of its components

    Defining a competency architecture and all of its components

    A competency architecture describes the common rules for defining competencies within an organization. It includes the guiding principles that describe how the profiles will be designed for the...

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  • Getting organizational buy-in for competencies

    Getting organizational buy-in for competencies

    Change is never easy, and when you’re trying to steer an entire organization in a new direction, it can feel like you’re trying to paddle an ocean liner with a single oar. If you’re trying to...

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  • Top 5 ways to make your competency initiative a success!

    Top 5 ways to make your competency initiative a success!

    Competency initiatives can fail to have the desired results for a number of reasons. Some of the major obstacles to success include lack of effective sponsorship, resistance to change, failure to...

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