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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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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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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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Why are performance reviews so frustrating?

Consider the following scenario:  Taryn is a manager at a mid-sized production company.  She’s sitting in her office with a co-worker when her telephone rings.  She answers; her smile fades; she nods, then hangs up the receiver.  Worried, the co-worker …

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How to Ensure a Positive Return on Investment of Training

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Over my years of experience in the training world, I have heard increasing interest in evaluating the return on investment (ROI) of training. Although there has been buzz about this topic, Canadian organizations often do not measure the impact of …

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