Why You Need to Train for Competencies, Not Skills

According to industry prognosticators, the future of learning looks something like this: Microlearning. Millennials and Centennial (Gen Z) digital workers. Personalized learning plans. Virtual reality. Artificial intelligence. Multi-cultural, multi-generational, geographically dispersed networked teams. It’s a vision of who is learning and how they’re learning. What’s missing is the what of training in the future. We… Read More

How to (Really) Get to Workplace Satisfaction

It’s no secret that happy employees perform better than their dissatisfied counterparts. They are more loyal. It’s less likely they’ll leave the organization. Keeping employees satisfied can result in higher sales, lower costs, and overall greater profitability. It’s a no-brainer, then, that companies should do all they can to keep workers satisfied, right? Perhaps. With… 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

Retaining Top Talent with Competency-Based Succession Planning

Top talent is hard to come by – and even more difficult to retain. Without a program geared toward filling positions that are vacant because of staff departures, retirements, or an increase in leadership demand due to growth, your company is likely to spend more money, time, and resources filling these leadership gaps. And this… Read More

Building a Positive Company Culture with Competency Management

Whether you’re a long-established organization or a startup that is just beginning to form your mission and values, it’s essential to the vitality of your business that company culture be maintained and, if necessary, completely overhauled. Read More