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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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” …
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.
To advance in their careers, medical services professionals must master the three pillars of the core competency model: personal effectiveness, skill efficiency and career power.
In today’s business culture where success is a team effort, it’s more important than ever to strive for excellence.
Your skills aren’t enough to help you perform at your best. There’s another element critical to high 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.