Disaster Planning: Ask These Critical Questions for Successful Preparedness

How does your organization react when employees are out of work for several days for something as simple as the seasonal flu outbreak? It’s common to deal with these types of absences by shifting workloads within departments or peer-groups. But what if a larger group of employees — or a whole location, branch, or division… Read More

Contemplating Competencies: What Are the Best Companies Doing Now?

  We recently spoke with Avilar’s CEO, Tom Grobicki, to discuss what he’s seeing in the world of workforce competencies. What’s happening? What’s next? Any best practices from companies that are doing it well? Here’s what he had to say. Q. How are organizations putting workforce competencies to work today? A. Companies still use competencies to… Read More

4 Unrealized Benefits of a Competency Model

Every day, savvy organizations make investments in their future. As technology compels business to move faster, and new generations of employees comfortably jump from company to company, smart organizations must continue to ensure that their assets are more than just adequate to move them forward. They must focus their assets toward achieving the organization’s goals.… Read More

Hurricane Harvey and How to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Disaster Today

Image credit: U.S. Air Force by 1st Lt. Zachary West, via Creative Commons. We all knew Hurricane Harvey was coming. Weather forecasters had been tracking the storm and projecting its path for days. Still, there were some surprises – such as strengthening to a category 4 before making landfall the first time. And some unprecedented… Read More

Is the LMS on its Way Out? Ask the Corvette!

Learning industry leaders are all aflutter about the learning management system (LMS). Again. Chief Learning Officer, for example, posted a series of articles this year, alternately asserting that the time for LMS has come and gone; that LMSs are alive and well; and that “The LMS Isn’t Dead…Yet.” What’s all the fuss about? And who’s… Read More