competency based developmentCompetency, are you confident that you have the skills behaviours and knowledge (competencies) that will enable you to realise your strategic aims? Do your HR people know what  future competencies the organisation requires? Spectrain only design competency based training courses, they are measurable because we see evidence of people’s competence and confidence growing during the course.

Exploit and cultivate core competencies

"How will you exploit and cultivate core competencies, those that will enable you to realise your strategic aims?" This is a question that I regularly ask during strategic planning workshops and one which leaders answer from a systems and process perspective. While systems are necessary for any company, [...]

2021-06-10T12:56:50+00:00Categories: Competence|Tags: |

Competency Based Learning and Development

Why do organisations invest in competency based learning and development? In my experience organisations invest in competency based learning and development to address the irrelevance of content to occupational performance among the products offered by many learning and development providers.   What is Competence? Competence is an observable characteristic of expertise. [...]

2021-06-10T14:26:37+00:00Categories: Competence|Tags: |

What Are Competencies?

Many organisations have recognised the huge benefits to be gained from the introduction of competency frameworks, but what are competencies? How are they expressed? By focusing on the inputs (competencies) and on (outputs) performance, companies can build a picture of the capabilities of the workforce and can use this [...]

2021-06-15T16:53:10+00:00Categories: What are competencies|Tags: |

Top Tips for Choosing and Using External Consultants

Many organisations find that consultants fail to deliver what was expected, and yet, many consultants experience a sense of sheer frustration because of scope creep or lack of clarity because expected outcomes have not been clearly defined. Consultants thrive on their reputation So, before you consider hiring a [...]

Media Misdemeanours in the Middle East

While developing a competency framework for a large telecoms provider in the Middle East I was interviewing middle managers who occupied a range of roles. One manager was involved in marketing the organisations products and services. An aspect of our conversation focused upon advertising and the challenge of [...]

Nationalization Succession Strategies

Nationalization  policies are an attempt by governments to increase utilization of nationals and reduce reliance on expatriate labour. Whether, Yemenization, Qatarization, or Kuwaitization, all have one thing in common - a quota-based approach to increasing the number of nationals in employment  while reducing the reliance on foreign labour. [...]

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