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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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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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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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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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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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Competency Analysis Worked for Ford. Why Reinvent the Wheel?

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History has the potential to teach many invaluable lessons. The problem is that sometimes these lessons are lost in time or fail to be apparent; sometimes we must read between the lines to find the lesson. I’d like to shed …

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7 Awesome Reasons Why Business Needs Competency-Based Training

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I had my first introduction to competency-based training in the late 80s when I started a competency-based internship program. After many years of working with competency-based training in many sectors and industries, I am more convinced than ever that this …

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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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