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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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Job Redesign: A Fundamental Element of the Organizational Change

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What is the purpose of job redesign? Job redesign tailors employee positions to an organization’s current functions and needs.  During times of change, job redesign ensures that organizational needs are filled by proficient employees.  Job redesign can involve something as …

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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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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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