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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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Functional Competencies to Meet Compliance and Safety Guidelines

  Functional competencies are designed to ensure that someone is competent in a role with respect to the actual functions of the role. The difference between functional competencies and competencies as a blanket concept is that functional competencies are premised …

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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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What to Do When the Veteran Employee Retires

Let’s face it.  Leadership change is inevitable.  With the baby boom generation – a whopping 29% of the Canadian population, according to Statistics Canada – reaching retirement age, a significant portion of the workforce may be retiring in the next …

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5 Human Resource Consulting Gems That Will Help You Grow Your Business

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Human resource challenges can affect productivity and profit. Such situations are often unique to your organization and employees and, therefore, require specialized solutions. Could a human resource consulting firm help you deal with these challenges? Definitely. A consulting firm with …

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Why Competency-based Training is Better than other Methods

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I was first introduced to competency-based training several years ago. Through my personal experience as a designer and manager of a competency-based training, I have seen firsthand how competency-based training is the preferred method for skills development in the workplace. People …

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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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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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A Seven Step Succession Planning Template

You can now purchase The Competency Group’s Succession Planning Template: A Step-by-step Guide for Organisations which is a user-friendly workbook designed to guide organizations through the essential process of creating and implementing a succession plan. Our forty-seven page resource provides easy-to-follow instructions for …

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