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’” …
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.
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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A good quality Competence Management System should be more than just a software application for ticking boxes. A system that can handle the full competency workflow will bring real and lasting benefits to any organisation. Continue reading “What should I look for in a Competence Management System?” …
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.
Whether you are an employer looking to ensure your organisation is in good health or an employee looking to improve their working practices, salary or job, competencies are a vital part of achieving these.
Being perceived as competent in what you do is one of the best ways to gain respect, achieve promotion and attract new customers and clients.
A competency framework is a structure that sets out and defines each individual competence required by employees. A defined set of competencies for each role in a business shows workers the kind of job requirements, qualifications and behaviours that the organisation values, and those it requires to help achieve its objectives. Continue reading “What is a Competency Framework?” …
The scenario of having to complete an e-learning course around issues of health and safety is a familiar one to most employees. The course is usually a barrage of information that you have to try to absorb in one go and then complete some sort of test of what you have learned. Continue reading “A choice of competency or compliance” …
A study by the Robert Gordon University and sponsored by Aberdeen Drilling Consultants has found that oil and gas companies must focus more on competence, rather than compliance, if they are to achieve a step-change in safety skills and performance.
When implementing Competency Management it is vital to understand the difference between skills and competencies, as well as the different types of competencies needed within an organisation.
DDL Ltd’s competence assurance management software has been adopted by Sparrows Group to monitor the competence of its workforce.
Most industries adhere to some form of compliance, be it generated by government legislation or by industrial sector standards.
What is competence? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word ‘Competence’ is as follows:
The ability to do something successfully or efficiently: ‘courses to improve the competence of staff’