Tag: competencies

Unlocking the Door to Talent

Competencies are the key to talent. Whether you are looking for a new job or a promotion, employers will try to evaluate how well your talents fit with a given role. But what competencies are employers looking for today, and how do they measure them? In our complimentary ebook, Unlocking the Door to Talent, we… Read more »

You Might Not Be As Talented As You Think

From scouting promising athletes to debating over the best way to help gifted children reach their full potential, society’s focus on talent is ubiquitous. Identifying talent is beneficial to developing a person’s skills, and in organizations, it’s essential in matching employees to the right jobs. Effectively recognizing and nurturing talent allows businesses to develop leaders… Read more »

Talent Vs. Motivation

“Talent is performance minus effort,” writes Hogan CEO Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic; meaning that when two people are putting equal effort into getting something done, the more talented person will generally do better. Conversely, when two people are equally talented, the one with more motivation usually has the better outcome. So what does that mean in… Read more »

Are Competencies Still Alive?

It has been more than 40 years since psychologist David McClelland contended that a person’s past performance, rather than IQ, is a better predictor of future occupational success. This idea prompted HR professionals to focus on creating competency-based job descriptions that helped identify the best candidates. Although McClelland’s insights helped revolutionize the HR industry, they… Read more »

Competency Relevancy

Take a look at any job description and chances are it will cite qualities along the lines of “good interpersonal skills” or “adaptable to business changes.” For decades, these workplace competencies have been a tool for HR professionals to identify the most promising candidates and to predict their performance. But as the occupational landscape continues… Read more »

Launch of GMAC Reflect

Five words: Online, interactive, competency development report.

Competency Mapping & Assessments

You don’t have to be in the professional world long before you will likely encounter some form of a competency model in your organization. While the development of an effective competency model is no small task, the end result is simple, easy to understand, and very effective at establishing a framework for success. When developed… Read more »