Competency Management: Top Pitfalls of Poor Implementation

Those of you who’ve considered implementing a competency management program within your organization already understand the powerful impact it can have and how the benefits and long-term success far outweigh the effort. However, such large projects to implement can often feel overwhelming, particularly if the basics of solid project management are not adhered to –… Read More

How to Meet the Demand for Better Government Performance Management

“So, tonight, I call on Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers and to remove Federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people.” – President Trump, State of the Union, January 29, 2018 It’s no secret that federal government has a troubling and long-standing reputation… Read More

Bridging Generational Differences in the Workplace

In my CEO networking groups, I keep hearing frustrations about how Generation X employees don’t work well with Millennials or Baby Boomers. Or when Millennials and Baby Boomers are on the same team, certain disagreements often come up. And I often hear a certain ambivalent bracing for change as Gen Z college grads are starting… Read More

4 Important Considerations for Writing Competency Definitions

I think we can all agree that writing competency definitions can be challenging. Every employee has a unique writing style developed during their career, and some writers are more skilled than others. Levels of detail can vary, and those levels can often make or break the success of the project. Some technical or role-related jargon… Read More

3 Keys to Successful Federal Leadership Development

We need leaders at all levels of the federal government. As the economic, political and demographic landscapes shift, those leaders must thrive in an ever-changing, digitally connected and transparent world. Developing leaders requires attention to workforce trends as well as flexibility and creativity. How do public sector human resource personnel create and manage development programs… Read More

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