What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?

What is Competency Management and Why Do You Need It?

We talk a lot about competency management at Avilar. It makes sense. After years of seeing business transformation sparked by improved, intentional management of employees’ skills and talent, we can be (too) quick to jump right into conversations about how to do...
Why Competency Projects Fail (And How to Avoid It)

Why Competency Projects Fail (And How to Avoid It)

Competencies are the collective knowledge, abilities, and expertise of an organization’s workforce. When used as a framework to focus individual, team, and company skills on what matters most, a well-honed competency program will make an organization stand out. By...
How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling

Sixty-four percent of CEOs feel they must upskill or reskill 25 percent of their workforce over the next five years for their companies to stay relevant. McKinsey & Company, Skill Shift: Automation and the Future of the Workforce, May 2018 Skills are top-of-mind...
Why You Should Boost Soft Skills in Your Organization

Why You Should Boost Soft Skills in Your Organization

There’s no doubt that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills are essential in our fast-moving, tech-evolving, globally connected world. Companies are frantically investing time and money to recruit, retain and develop employees who know about...
How To Close Your Workforce Skills Gaps with Reskilling

How To Close Your Workforce Skills Gaps with Reskilling

Predictions about how artificial intelligence, automation and augmented reality will affect the workforce range from doomsday scenarios of massive job losses to nirvana sketches of AI-powered machines liberating employees to perform only the most strategic, rewarding...
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