Managing the competency in an organisation is a strategic process. It is the perfect structure for ensuring the work of employees supports the goals of the business.
Any business that is considering implementing software for competency management should for a tool to assist its efforts, not to entirely automate them. Competence can never be a totally automated process.
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When a renowned figure in the world of academic and business information describes your system in glowing terms as ‘an innovation’, you know you’ve got something right.
David Worlock, respected UK data and business publishing expert, was writing about our competence assurance software, E-qual, in his latest blog post. Continue reading “E-qual Competence software described as ‘a real innovation’” …
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the UK have expressed concern about the need to assess the competence of staff coming from other countries inside the EU to Britain to work. Currently only workers from outside the EU are checked to see that they have the same standards as UK staff.
Employers must ensure that any individual performing a task has the competence to do so without putting the health and safety of themselves or others at significant risk.
The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) describe competence as “the combination of training, skills, experience and knowledge that a person has and their ability to apply them to perform a task safely. Other factors, such as attitude and physical ability, can also affect someone’s competence.”
Competency management is an approach that ensures that an organisation has the human skills required to meet its business objectives effectively, efficiently and safely. This can be the ability to use a certain application, tool or machine or knowledge of the correct practice to achieve a goal.
Interviews usually concentrate on your experience or previous qualifications. However competence questions are becoming increasingly common. A competency based interviewer wants to know whether you have the right skills to take the position.
Over the last few years software to help organisations organise and manage the skill set of employees has emerged. Although still a small market, the number of available systems is increasing. Many organisations have found that the software has become an invaluable tool for recording, managing and reporting on staff competence.
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Just as a blueprint is needed to build a house, a competency architecture is needed to build a job profile. Find out how to create relevant job profiles.
You might be familiar with certain interview types, for example telephone interviews or group interviews, but have you ever heard of competency-based interviews? Find out what they are and how to approach one.
We will be demonstrating E-qual Competence Assurance Management System, our online competence assessment and tracking tool at the OSCC 2016 exhibition.
The OPITO Safety and Competence Conference (OSCC) is the only annual, global event focused entirely on safety and competency in oil and gas.
A knowledgeable, skilled and well-trained workforce is critical to a company’s success. Improving competencies allows an organisation to remain adaptable and competitive, ultimately contributing to increased productivity and greater revenue.
Annual conference organised by Opito in Abu Dhabi. The aim of OSCC is to bring operators, contractors and the supply chain together with training organisations to provide a forum for improving standards of safety and competency that protect the workforce and the industry’s reputation.
Leaders have a big problem in the workplace – employees don’t trust them. Employees think competency, honesty, transparency and empathy are not too much to expect from leaders.
A ‘lack of procedural compliance’ contributed to a potentially catastrophic incident.
A cable was supposed to catch and slow down the E-2C Hawkeye as it landed on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower in Norfolk, Virginia.
So what is a Competence Management System? In plain old English, it simply means introducing arrangements to control a cycle of activities within your organisation. The end result? A system which assures and develops competent performance.