Competency Management News-To-Use
|Best Practice: Building Project Teams with Competency
Building Project Management Teams with Competency
This engineering contractor found that
with competency management, improving project team success
rates could be done more effectively by supplying their
project management system with better information about the
skills of their talent pool. The client found that competency
management was integral to project team optimization.
The client, a large
engineering contractor, based the majority of its business on
government contracts handled by project teams. Managing a
portfolio of projects required continuous balancing of human
resources across all projects. High success rates were an
inherent part of the client’s business and so a significant
focus was put on maintaining high quality project teams. The
client used Microsoft Project to plan, schedule and track
projects, but lacked the competency components necessary to
optimize the system.
As projects progressed, the
client continually identified conflicting demands on resources
and was in need of a method to balance human resources and
find available project team candidates. The client expected
several issues to be fixed by a single solution. First, the
client’s needed an organized manner in which to find the right
talent at the right time. The client had developed and
contracted with an extensive pool of resources, however there
was no system in place for the client to find out the
competencies and areas of expertise of each possible project
candidate. Second, the client desired a solution that would
improve workforce management without impacting its current
projects. Third, the client wanted a repeatable system that
would allow for continuous improvements into the future.
For the Solution and Result of the competency
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|Industry News - Bersin Talent Management, Competencies
Factoring into Acquisitions, CEOs Spend More Time on Talent
Bersin Talent Management: History, Process and
Josh Bersin writes this article on
the HR evolution that has brought us to Talent Management. He
describes how the personnel department transformed into an HR
department in the 70s, how HR then took on strategy in the 80s
and how HR is tackling Talent Management today. Bersin defines
the Talent Management process through a series of 8 steps
ranging from Workforce Planning to Training and Performance
Support and ending with Critical Skill Gap Analysis. Bersin
also details how to develop and implement a talent management
the full article.
Workforce Competencies Factoring into
This article highlights that determining
the competencies of a workforce is a dynamic in acquisition
strategy. Traditionally, acquiring companies would understand
the proficiencies of top level management, but the assessing
of management four levels deep into the organization is
becoming more common. Experts say that acquiring companies
should assess workforce talent as soon as possible when
beginning acquisition talks.
the full article.
CEOs Spend More Time on Talent
CEO’s are taking a more prominent role in
talent management according to a white paper by the Economist
Intelligent Unit. Talent management is considered one of the
top priorities by executives, taking up approximately 20
percent of their time. Unfortunately, most time spent is not
park of a formal plan.
the full article.
Avilar Announces a Webinar Archive!
Avilar is now archiving its webinars for repeat or
late viewing. The first webinars to launch the archive
"Training Providers and the 7 Success Factors of
Joe Jaynes, Avilar's Director of
Customer Operations and client Ole Nielsen, Managing Director
of com2learn, shared com2learn's success in bringing a
training business online. The webinar included what Ole
learned from the experience and his advice to other training
"The Roadmap to Competency Management: Taking
Directions from Scenarios"
Hal Gerrish, Avilar’s
Director of Competency Management, pulled from his 20 years
experience in implementation and analysis of competency
management. Hal described several scenarios in which
competency management is beneficial to organizations and also
detailed the unique objectives and variations in process and
data requirements needed to support them.
here to view the webinar archive.
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