Competency Management News-To-Use
|Implementing Total Quality Management using Competency
Total Quality Management using Competency
With stringent measurement requirements
and deadlines, this technology manufacturer Director of
Training was presented with a certification challenge by the
President and very little time to accomplish it. But with the
correct tools he found the challenge would not only be met, it
would revolutionize how the organization trained and managed
This innovative company prides
itself on being ahead of its competitors in technology,
education, and social responsibility, among other categories.
In being ahead of the curve, this client saw the potential in
a more efficient and better managed workforce, particularly in
its manufacturing plants where workforce efficiency is easier
to measure and where quality increases are vital to company
It was no surprise when the
company’s President asked the training department to develop a
program to meet a set of basic skill requirements, called
Level I Certification. The training department had only one
year to create a quality management initiative that increased
product quality, decreased workforce inefficiencies, and show
proof of it by statistical data. Over the year timeline the
training department was required to show the steps taken, the
measured improvement over time of its workforce, and an
increase in product quality.
|Competency Models that WORK Workshops|
Avilar Now Offers Competency Management
Competency management is at the heart of all talent
management initiatives. Yet leaders in many organizations fear
that developing a competency model for their organization is
too complicated, expensive and time consuming. Others have had
difficult experiences trying to implement a plan that didn’t
really “fit” the organization’s goals and culture.
With decades of competency management experience,
Avilar, The Competency Company, introduces a workshop
specifically designed to help you develop a cost-effective
competency model that will be the foundation for your success.
The complex process will be broken into a practical set of
specific actions you can take to make this process work for
you. You’ll come away with an action plan, customized for your
organization, that will help you drive results.
You Will Learn How To:
- Align your competency model with your organization's
- Develop and manage a comprehensive project plan
- Use interviewing, focus groups and other techniques to
gather and refine competency definitions
- Research external sources of competency content
- Develop a structure that will accommodate your current
needs - and expand as your needs grow
- Test and validate your model to ensure it fits with your
|Industry News - Where and When To Rollout New
Technology, Who Moved My HR?|
Timing a Technology Rollout
The article from CIO magazine discusses the issues of
introducing technology to a company. According to the article,
timing and placement is everything. The author, Tom Hugos,
writes that there are two factors he uses in determining where
and when to introduce new technology in an organization. For
the full article.
Who Moved my HR?
This article explores how the function of HR is
evolving and how. To be a strategic HR leader, practitioners
must see themselves as part of the overall business as opposed
to part of the HR department. This article outlines five
challenges to make HR practitioners more aware of their
business environment as well as stand out among the other
departments. It also suggests four ways to make oneself a
"strategic player" in one's organization.
the full article.
Information Session on CM 101: Competency Models that
January 11th, 2007
2:00pm – 2:15pm EST
A short information session will be held to describe
the activities that will take place as part of CM 101:
Competency Models that WORK. This information session will
discuss the benefits of the activities taking place, what you
will bring back to your organization, how the workshop will
contribute to your career development, as well as the
background of the workshop director, Christine Hipple.
Following the session will be a question and answer period.
For questions pertaining to this information session,
the workshop, or other Avilar products and services, please
contact David Galvin by e-mail at Galvin@avilar.com or by
phone at 205-699-3055.
Register for this information