(Part 2) Integrating a Competency Management Method: Why It Results in Success

While competency management is sometimes seen as a “complementary” resource to existing human resources functions such as acquisition, training, and succession planning, it is, in fact, much more important than that. Employees and their skills are among the most important assets in any organization, and investing to improve that asset is essential for the growth… Read More

Why Good Managers Really Do Make a Difference

Top companies know that investing in great management is essential for a thriving business. Management can make a huge impact on your business as a whole and certain manager traits can dictate whether or not staff are motivated, morale is high, and teams are effectively working toward goals. Read More

Developing Strong Leaders Through Strategic Mentoring

Having less experienced employees come aboard isn’t necessarily a bad thing. What they lack in experience they may make up in a fresh perspective, dependability, work ethic, and drive. One of the most enticing aspects of hiring a less experienced candidate is the benefit of being able to mentor and mold them into the employee that you really need for the position. Read More

Management Skills vs. Leadership Skills

In businesses today, it’s increasingly clear that it’s important for managers to have solid leadership skills. With the right support, motivation and systems in place for improvement, it’s easy for managers and team members alike to adopt valuable leadership skills. Read More

Role of the Month: Supervisor

As the Competency Company, we’ve worked with dozens of organizations to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that lead to success in hundreds of roles.  In this series we’ll focus on a new role that’s critical to small and mid-sized businesses everywhere.  This month:  the supervisor. There probably isn’t any job in your organization more… Read More