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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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Are you an Effective Team Manager?

Teams and groups are an inevitable and natural part of the workplace.  Teams are great for getting work done, protecting people’s interests, and satisfying the social needs of individuals.  Teamwork can make a large and seemingly insurmountable task doable. As …

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How well do you manage YOU?

When I think of the term ‘manager’, I think of someone who organizes things, organizes people, takes initiative, develops and implements new policies, procedures, and processes – you know, someone who makes things happen.  I’ve had some great managers since …

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Standard Operating Procedures Could Become Your Competitive Edge

Without a doubt, you must have top-notch employees in order to deliver great products and services to your customers, but does the success of your company rest on the shoulders of these employees?  What happens when highly-skilled employees leave your …

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Five Great Reasons to Embrace Competency Mapping

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 “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” This is a common misquote from Alice in Wonderland. However, it works when we talk about training. How many times do companies send employees off on courses …

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Competency Analysis Worked for Ford. Why Reinvent the Wheel?

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History has the potential to teach many invaluable lessons. The problem is that sometimes these lessons are lost in time or fail to be apparent; sometimes we must read between the lines to find the lesson. I’d like to shed …

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7 Awesome Reasons Why Business Needs Competency-Based Training

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I had my first introduction to competency-based training in the late 80s when I started a competency-based internship program. After many years of working with competency-based training in many sectors and industries, I am more convinced than ever that this …

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4 Reasons Why Your Staff Training May Not Work

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Staff training is an expensive investment. You know your employees need to be well trained to perform the responsibilities that make your organization a success. However, many executives question the value of training because it may not result in improved …

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Skill Certification: An Effective HR Strategy

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Statistics Canada’s projections indicate that the labour force and overall participation rate will continue to decline over the next two decades. We have to deal with the pressing issue of labour shortage in critical industries across Canada now. One possible …

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Lost Knowledge, Lost Opportunity

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I was speaking with a business colleague recently who has a large number of retiring business owners seeking his assistance. He specializes in building websites for successful family-run businesses. Many business owners who built their success over many years of …

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