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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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Five Succession Planning Mistakes You Might Be Making

Succession planning is an essential part of sustainable business practices, but only a minority of businesses actually have an active succession plan.  Even a business with a succession plan may not have all their ducks in a row.  So, whether …

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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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On-the-job Training: Training Solutions to Improve Performance without Impacting Production

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On-the-job training is widely known as the most effective training solution for vocational work, and this is for good reason!  On-the-job training happens within the workplace and involves the actual tools, equipment, documents, and/or materials required for the job.  Unlike …

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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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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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