Why Good Managers Really Do Make a Difference

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...
Developing Strong Leaders Through Strategic Mentoring

Developing Strong Leaders Through Strategic Mentoring

When the HR department sets out to fill a position, there are many details to consider. Sometimes, an entry-level addition just makes sense. Companies hire entry-level or less experienced candidates for a myriad of reasons, including: the candidate will accept a lower...
Management Skills vs. Leadership Skills

Management Skills vs. Leadership Skills

If asked to distinguish between management skills and leadership skills, it might seem like a trick question. Aren’t all managers also leaders? While many would argue that in order to be effective, managers should have leadership skills, often times this simply isn’t...

Don’t Let the Good Ones Get Away!

You invest significant resources in hiring, training and managing your workforce.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) estimates that the total cost to replace an employee can range from 90% to 200% of the employee’s annual salary.  This number may seem...

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...
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