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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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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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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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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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The Effect of Corporate Knowledge Loss

In 2004, a study of 240 organizations was conducted by TalentKeepers, who found that the greatest impact of employee turnover was lost knowledge – not profitability!  Lost knowledge had negatively affected a staggering 78% of the organizations. How does knowledge …

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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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Bad Standard Operating Procedures: What Your Business Is Risking

Standard operating procedures are meant to provide an organization or occupation with uniform performance and quality expectations for everyday tasks.  If standard operating procedures (SOPs) are poorly written, they are of little use to your employees. Bad standard operating procedures: …

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When On-the-job Training Backfires

On-the-job training – when done right – enables an employee to gain the skills they need to perform everyday job tasks.  But it does more than that!  On-the-job training lets an employee try out new skills within the context of …

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A Bare Bones Guide to Training Consultants

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What is a training consultant? A training consultant is a person/company with vast experience in designing, analyzing, and developing training programs.  This person/company is hired by organizations to guide the implementation of training programs that maximize employee productivity, efficiency, and …

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