Can you prove your employees are competent?

October 23, 2017

Nissan Suspends Japanese Car Production For Two Weeks

Unauthorized inspectors were used to certify cars made for the Japanese market

Japan’s second-largest automaker, Nissan Motors has suspended production in all 6 of its Japanese factories after it was discovered that uncertified technicians had conducted vehicle inspections without the required credentials to certify the cars. This comes only weeks after Nissan issued a recall for all vehicles sold in the market over the past three years.

Nissan’s shares fell as much as 2.4 percent and the issue has tarnished Nissan‘s brand at home. This incident is likely to cost the company 25 billion yen ($222 million).

These workers may have been fully competent to perform the work, but there was no certification proof as required. There is no word whether Nissan has a Competency Management System (CMS) capable of employee certification record keeping (date of issue, expiration date, copy of certification) and notification to pertinent stakeholders when the certification is no longer valid.

This is a strong case for having a robust CMS like the system offered by Boxley Group called CompetencyIQ®. Where records are maintained within the solution and employees, contractors, and supervisors are provided with status of expiration dates for technical certifications and professional licenses.

Competency IQ® is a breakthrough competency management solution which give you unmatched intelligence and insight into the competencies of individuals, teams, and your organization as a whole.

With the CompetencyIQ® intuitive design and leading-edge architecture, created by former Google software engineers, competency information and analysis are at your fingertips in the office and on your mobile devices – organizational intelligence is two-clicks away.

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