Are You Failing Millennials with Your Performance Management?

Millennials are projected to overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation in 2019, the Pew Research Center announced earlier this month. They are already the most prevalent generation in the workplace and are on track to comprise 50 percent of the workforce globally by 2020. So, today’s workplaces must be perfectly aligned to support this… Read More

Competency Management: Understanding the Return on Effort

Built upon a skills gap analysis, competency management – on its surface – is relatively simple. It consists of three basic activities: Define the competency requirements for each job role in terms of the skills and proficiencies that are required for high performance. Assess employees’ comfort level with the skills and proficiencies identified. Analyze the… Read More

How to Choose Government Competency Management Technology

I’m often asked whether competency management systems for commercial entities work well for government organizations, too. The answer is “not necessarily.” Corporations and government organizations have similar competency management needs. Both have an interest in understanding the skills, knowledge, abilities and behaviors that their employees need to succeed. Both want a “dashboard” that displays current… Read More

Generation Z is Here. Are You Ready?

The Homeland Generation. Founders. Plurals. Post-Millennials. iGeneration. Gen Z. Or, if New York Times’ readers have a say, Deltas or Generation Scapegoat. Whatever we call the generation that comes after Millennials, born around 1995 or later, the oldest are graduating from college now. Are you ready for this next generation (we’ll refer to them as… Read More

8 Critical Success Factors for Competency Management Implementation

Competency management can be used in a variety of ways to benefit an organization. From recruitment to hiring to compensation to training, there is a broad spectrum of applications that can benefit from a solid competency management method. Before embarking on the process of creating a competency management method, it is important to consider these… Read More

5 Important Skills for Strong Future Leaders

Adapting and driving a company vision. Inspiring innovation through collaboration. Creating a globally connected, flexible, diverse workplace. Tomorrow’s successful business leaders will need to master skills and approaches that differ somewhat from those of today’s leaders. Who will lead the next generation of employees? How are tomorrow’s business leaders different from successful leaders today? How… Read More

4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

High performing organizations understand that success depends on the knowledge and skills of their employees. They also realize that formal education doesn’t entirely prepare employees with the appropriate skills needed to perform optimally within their specific industry or organization. Hence the reason training is so important. However, many organizations find it challenging to move from… Read More