4 Simple Steps That Boost Workforce Performance

High performing organizations understand that success depends on the knowledge and skills of their employees. They also realize that formal education doesn’t entirely prepare employees with the appropriate skills needed to perform optimally within their specific industry or organization. Hence the reason training is so important. However, many organizations find it challenging to move from… Read More

How Lifelong Learning is at the Heart of Singapore’s Success

By 2030, as many as 375 million workers – or 14% of the global workforce – could find that their jobs have disappeared because of automation. In the U.S., 73 million jobs could be destroyed. Those figures come from a November 2017 McKinsey Global Institute report on near-future displacement caused by automation. While the numbers… Read More

5 Tips for Doing a Reduction in Force (RIF) the Right Way

Low unemployment rates and a scramble to close the skills gap are top-of-mind trends among HR professionals and business leaders. Against such a backdrop, thoughts of reductions in force (RIF) and layoffs are largely ignored. True…in September, there was a brief threat of a federal government shutdown. But that was quickly resolved before it ever… Read More

Contemplating Competencies: What Are the Best Companies Doing Now?

  We recently spoke with Avilar’s CEO, Tom Grobicki, to discuss what he’s seeing in the world of workforce competencies. What’s happening? What’s next? Any best practices from companies that are doing it well? Here’s what he had to say. Q. How are organizations putting workforce competencies to work today? A. Companies still use competencies to… Read More

Hurricane Harvey and How to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Disaster Today

Image credit: U.S. Air Force by 1st Lt. Zachary West, via Creative Commons. We all knew Hurricane Harvey was coming. Weather forecasters had been tracking the storm and projecting its path for days. Still, there were some surprises – such as strengthening to a category 4 before making landfall the first time. And some unprecedented… Read More