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What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?

Avilar

After years of seeing business transformation sparked by improved, intentional management of employees’ skills and talent, we can be (too) quick to jump right into conversations about how to do competency management and what to do next. How do you get the most from your competency initiative? A competency is the combined knowledge, abilities, and expertise of an individual or an organization. Changing business climate. Business Continuity Planning.

How to Cultivate Top Tech Talent: What Every Exec Needs to Know

General Assembly

Staying on top of digital trends is key to business survival. The following is an excerpt from 6 People Strategies for Successful Digital Transformation , an exclusive white paper from General Assembly. Download the full paper here. The digital landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, and it’s essential for companies to harness wide-ranging technical expertise in order to stay ahead. business hiring tech leadership digital-transformation

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4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

Avilar

However, many organizations find it challenging to move from inspiration to implementation, especially small businesses or those with fewer than 1,000 employees. A great place to start is with a competency model followed by gaining an understanding of what employees know and what they don’t know. A “competency model” defines the skills and levels of proficiency in those skills that an employee needs to possess to do a particular job effectively.

Why You Should Boost Soft Skills in Your Organization

Avilar

Companies are frantically investing time and money to recruit, retain and develop employees who know about artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science and the like. Yet, in an interesting twist, the adoption of automation is starting to shift the focus beyond “hard skills” (technical know-how), creating a greater demand for employees with finely tuned “soft skills” (the way people do their jobs). How to Identify and Close Soft Skills Gaps?

How to Boost Your LMS When Upskilling Employees is Your Goal

Avilar

As your people master essential skills, they become more valuable and engaged in the work while your organization becomes better-placed to thrive in an evolving business environment. . You’ll know right away where there are skill gaps.

Why Competency Projects Fail (And How to Avoid It)

Avilar

Competencies are the collective knowledge, abilities, and expertise of an organization’s workforce. As a competency-first approach has moved from novel idea to mission-critical business strategy, organizations have – with varying degrees of success – put competency programs into place. Why do competency projects fail? And what can you do about it? Second, if the competency project doesn’t reflect the jobs that people do every day, managers won’t care.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. The world of business is undergoing a phase change. We learn on the job to do the job. In a time of increased business speed, learning is vital. Workers need to know what one another are doing. In the old days, work was mechanical; workers learned the skills and knowledge to do their jobs from training sessions and then performed their job function. It’s up to them to figure out what to do.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

First, let’s look at the catalysts that are forcing business leaders to re-examine their approach to knowledge management. Business leaders have recently been swept into a panic due to the Baby Boomer Brain Drain. This could be attributed to the sense of insecurity created by the 2008 financial crisis, but Tom Turner, president of , thinks it has more to do with a shift in management culture. is unhelpful to the business, but it’s also understandable.