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

2023-07-16T16:15:30+00:00Categories: Competence|Tags: |

"How will you exploit and cultivate core competencies, those that will enable you to achieve 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, most [...]

Competency Based Learning and Development

2023-09-19T07:51:36+00:00Categories: Competence|Tags: |

Why do organisations invest in competency based learning and development? In my experience organisations invest in competency based learning and development to cut out the irrelevance of content not related to occupational performance among the products offered by many learning and development providers. This saves both time and money [...]

What Are Competencies?

2023-09-19T08:41:20+00:00Categories: Competence|Tags: |

What are competencies? Many organisations have recognised the huge benefits to be gained from the introduction of competency frameworks. Competencies are the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that contribute to individual and organizational performance How are they expressed? By focusing on the inputs (competencies) and (outputs) performance, companies [...]

Top Tips for Choosing and Using External Consultants

2023-01-04T14:15:18+00:00Categories: Change leadership, Human Resource Management|Tags: , |

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 consultant, [...]

Media Misdemeanours in the Middle East

2019-02-01T11:05:20+00:00Categories: Culture, Learning Design, spectrain, Working in the middle east|Tags: , , , , |

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 appealing to [...]

Nationalization Succession Strategies

2017-04-01T18:54:01+00:00Categories: competency based courses and resources , Working in the middle east|Tags: |

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. Expatriate Exodus [...]

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