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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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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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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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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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Skills Transfer: A Sensible Solution to Labour Shortage

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The Canadian labour shortage in specialized skills has been a pressing concern for some time now. Employers are constantly on the lookout for people with the right skills to fill essential positions in major industries. On the other hand, the …

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Training – Are Your Employees Performing at Their Peak?

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 Four perspectives to identify employees’ training needs and jump-start job performance. A 2008 survey published by the Conference Board of Canada reported that Canadian organizations have slashed their employee training budget by 40% over the past decade and a half, …

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Using Competency Frameworks to Conduct Training Gap Analysis

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I was writing a methodology for a Request for Proposal recently to conduct a training gap analysis for an occupational group. As always, I reflected on my experience conducting similar projects to see what ideas I could come up with. …

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Seven Steps to Design Practical Workplace Learning

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 An incident this week at a local community pool resulted in twenty-two people being sent to hospital when a worker accidentally mixed chlorine and hydrochloric acid. News agencies reported that Occupational Health and Safety is reviewing the facility’s safety procedures. …

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