Competency Management Essential to Quality Talent Management

Competencies are the conduit between business strategy and execution. Boxley Group’s CompetencyIQ is utilized throughout the enterprise to support and improve business processes and the quality of decisions.  The business advantages of a robust competency management system include; improved job performance, better identification of training requirements, better results from recruiting, and easier succession planning. These advantages depend on competency profiles being detailed enough to highlight the unique qualities required for a particular position. At the same time, the data is ...

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Shortcomings of Compliance Training in Life Science

The life science industry is known for effectively capturing and managing training records to meet internal and external compliance requirements. Employees typically train on procedures by reading an SOP (standard operating procedure) and then sign and date an electronic or paper record to establish completion of training. The volume of SOP’s that an employee trains on is a function of the role and often associated with proximity to product touch.

However, competency is more than compliance. A typical shortcoming in these ...

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Saturday Night at Port Fourchon

A company sends a crew to be deployed on an offshore maintenance project for a high value customer. Upon arrival, it is discovered that some of the crew do not have proof of required certifications, nor can it be confirmed that the crewmembers have the necessary competencies for the work to be accomplished. As a result, the crew is not allowed to board, an important customer is let down and the weekend becomes a fire drill for operations.

This did happen, ...

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Hiring Manager Frustrations with Employee Recruitment

Typical hiring manager frustrations with employee recruitment include the time required to fill open positions and time wasted interviewing unqualified candidates. The opportunity costs experienced with delays in filling positions and unproductive management time can be significant to the business. These gaps are often symptoms of a lack of clear definition of the skills required for a position.

  • What if job candidates could objectively assess themselves against clearly defined technical and interpersonal competencies required for an open position?
  • What if job candidates ...
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Event: The Veteran Experience

Boxley Group is sponsoring the Rice University Veterans in Business Association – The Veteran Experience – on Tuesday November 5, 2013, presented by Chevron. This event will feature six renowned literary writers: • David Abrams, • William Broyles,  • Lea Carpenter, • Ben Fountain, • Bruce Jay Friedman, and • Karl Marlantes. For more information:

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