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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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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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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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6 Steps to Set Up a Skill Certification Process

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Who can benefit from skill certification? Any organization that wants to ensure a consistent standard of performance for its employees, partners or contractors should consider implementing a skill certification process.  For example, a custom cabinet manufacturer builds high-end kitchens and …

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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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