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Competencies – are they dead? Or are we ignoring the true 3 core competencies?

Competencies – are they dead? Are competencies and how HR (and managers/ professional bodies) often relate to them irrelevant in today’s business world? Do we actively ignore true core competencies? I was at a training workshop recently, and the trainer was talking about competencies. He was talking about the fact that the core competencies had...

Open post Dangers of online Ishihara Colour Tests – Are you colour blind? Can you trust the online tests?

Dangers of online Ishihara Colour Tests – Are you colour blind? Can you trust the online tests?

Using any test for recruitment has its problems. There are dangers of online Ishihara Colour Tests too. In a professional HR community I belong to there have been recent discussions about identifying if people are colour blind or not. This is historically because in some industries this is an important safety concern. In the...

Open post Are we falling into the fast food approach to learning & development? #hrblog #cipdLDShow

Is the fast food approach to learning and development working? #hrblog #cipdLDShow

Is the fast food approach to learning and development working? Last week I was at the annual CIPD conference for Learning and Development professionals. Whilst much of the content of the paid for conference sessions was about ensuring training and learning activities were effective, the mood on the exhibition floor was different. Off the...

Open post Applying LEAN to HR, Training and other administration based departments #HRBlog

Applying LEAN to HR, Training and other administration based departments #HRBlog

The term Lean has been in manufacturing organizations for many years. Increasingly organizations are applying Lean to HR and Training departments too. Lean Thinking Many take it to be a process to do with the improvement of manufacturing efficiency. Indeed it was in the Toyota factories that the process started. Even in Toyota in...

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