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.
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.
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.
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.
There are more questions than immediate answers following the “Brexit” vote, a decision that sees the United Kingdom leaving the unified Member States of the European Union. One such question is how will leaving the EU affect competence and compliance?
Is company procedure cast in stone or is there leeway to take your own path in the spirit of a greater compliance?
Effective competence management ensures that workflow is managed safely and in an efficient way, maximising productivity and ensuring workforce capability. A good quality Competence Management System (CMS) will bring real and lasting benefits to any oil and gas organisation.
On 10 June 2016, the Commission adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills.
Information about people’s abilities and competence has always been valuable when decisions are made about who should undertake some work, or who should be engaged to perform a particular role as part of a job. As a consequence, it is also valuable to have information about what courses of learning, education or training (LET) are designed to result in the acquisition of what competence.
MISC Berhad has reduced vessel costs by almost 10 per cent through the use of a computerised crew competence management program and other initiatives.