Category: Guest Post

Soft Skills Are Key to Making the Best Hiring Decisions

This post has been contributed by Ray Bixler, CEO of SkillSurvey. If you’d like to be a contributor, please contact us. Earlier this year, Wal-Mart announced that it would soon begin paying its workers at least $9 per hour. Target did the same. McDonald’s soon followed suit, saying it would boost its minimum wage. As major companies
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Building a One-Size-Fits-All Competency Model

This post has been contributed by Edward J. Cripe, President, Workitect, Inc. If you’d like to be a contributor, please contact us. In the one-size-fits-all approach, a competency model is developed for a broadly defined set of jobs that may have very different responsibilities and knowledge requirements. Most often, the competency model is developed for one level
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My Silo or Yours!

This post has been contributed by William A. Schiemann, CEO, Metrus Institute. If you’d like to be a contributor, please contact us. Have you ever worked in an organization in which different departments or divisions didn’t begin to build silos?   Most likely not.  Let’s explore the root causes of such silos and ideas for breaking them down.
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Six Practical Considerations before Building Competency Models – Part 1

This post has been contributed by Edward J. Cripe, President of Workitect, Inc. If you’d like to be a contributor, please contact us. This is part one of a two part series on building competency models by Edward J. Cripe. The second post can be found here.  Job competency models describe what superior performers actually do on a job
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