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

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

How to Tackle “Big Crew Change.” One Industry’s Story.

“It takes 3 to 8 years for a company to turn a new employee into a petroleum professional.” So says Ford Brett, CEO of PetroSkills, a competency-based training company for the exploration and production (E&P) industry. At Avilar, we make a point to monitor learning and competency industry reports, analysis, trends, and tools. Every day,… Read More