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Competencies for Safety and Compliance: Reference to A Case Study

  Recently, the Canada West Foundation published an article titled, “Beyond the Rules: Moving Safety from Compliance to Competence.” The argument for implementation of competencies to develop a skilled workforce is long established. However, recently the argument for competencies to ensure …

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TCG’s Consulting Services

To meet the diverse needs of our clientele, The Competency Group offers three kinds of consulting services: 1> Organizational design, streamlining, and enhancement of workplace efficiency  This level of consulting is aimed at medium- to large-sized organizations that have a …

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The Value of Competency-Based Job Descriptions

This blog post will look upon a recent CBC article that speaks about how competencies are different from credentials and provide a basis for why implementing a competency-based HR strategy will benefit any organization. The article demonstrates a kind of dichotomy between …

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Competencies for A Healthy Workplace 

Imagine you are new to an organization or role. Do you know what is expected of you? Do you know how management decides if you’re doing a good job?  One of the most difficult things employees confront is being placed in …

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On the Value of Competency Assessment:  How Your Company Can Make and Save More Money

by Patrick Allen, Vice President of Strategy and Development We live in an empirical society.  What this means is that we use numbers in relation to specific concepts which are valued for offering evidence to support a claim. For instance, …

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How a Succession Planning Strategy Can Help Your Bottom Line

 by Patrick Allen, Vice President of Strategy and Development Succession planning is the process in which valuable insights, knowledge, and skills are captured from outgoing employees and shared with remaining or incoming ones. Why is this important for your business?  Often, the …

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Why are Competencies Valuable to Your Workforce?

Written by Patrick Allen – Vice President, Strategy & Development Lots of people understand the term ‘competency‘ and have an understanding of what it means. The general view is that competencies are detailed frameworks for what should count as valued …

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Competency Based Training Explained

I am seeing a lot more interest lately in competency-based training for educational institutions and the workplace. People often ask me to explain competency-based training. If you would like a quick explanation about what it is and how it can …

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Do you dread performance interviews? A free checklist for great competency interviews.

  Discussions about employee performance are often looked upon with dread by managers and employees alike. But this does not need to be so. Competency maps provide the basis for conducting meaningful discussions with employees about their performance. Everyone knows up …

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Tips for Training a Seasonal Workforce

It’s true that seasonal employees may only be with you for seventy-five days or so, but does that make their training any less important?  Hopefully your answer to that question was an assertive “No!”     No matter how long their employment …

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