What is a Skills Assessment and Why is it Important?

What is a Skills Assessment and Why is it Important?

What is a skills assessment? Why is it important? And how can it help your organization? When hiring, developing, or promoting employees for new positions in your company, resumes, and interviews only tell you so much. A person’s education, experience, and references...
How to Create a Skills Inventory and Why it’s Important

How to Create a Skills Inventory and Why it’s Important

In business disruption, a skills inventory can help align company goals with employee performance. Here’s how to create a skills inventory along with seven skill inventory benefits that can advance your corporate strategy. While no one knows exactly what skills a...
Business Continuity: How Can Competency Management Help Now?

Business Continuity: How Can Competency Management Help Now?

Tom Grobicki, Avilar CEO, has long been a proponent of using competency management programs for business continuity purposes. We had a chance to sit down with Tom for his perspective, lessons learned from previous business continuity challenges and practical tips for...
Pandemic Planning: How to Prepare for the Coronavirus

Pandemic Planning: How to Prepare for the Coronavirus

As of this writing (February 27, 2020), more than 82,000 people in nearly 40 locations internationally have been infected with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, “coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19.” More than 2,700 people have died. While...
Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?

Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?

Nearly every day, we hear business people discuss the “skills” and “competencies” their employees need to succeed. The two terms are used together so often that many people think of them as synonyms.  Are they the same? Should they be used...
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