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A Competency-Based Approach to Workforce Recovery: Using Competencies to Find and Hire the Right Talent

In Part 1 of this blog, we talked through strategies for how job seekers can explore new careers using a competency-based approach. We illustrated that due to the economic disruption caused by the pandemic, many people with experience in one industry may have to shift to a new industry to find employment opportunities. In this…

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Hiring Internally vs. Externally

To hire from within or not to hire from within? That is the question. In search of an answer, I interviewed three people with extensive knowledge and experience on the subject: Erin Pitera, CEO and co-owner of FMP with 15 years of tenure; Jeff Kidwell, a managing director at FMP with over 30 years of…

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A Competency-Based Approach to Workforce Recovery: Help for Job Seekers

Of the many challenges presented by the pandemic, one is economic. The US economic landscape has changed sharply. Some industries, like hospitality and travel, have been adversely impacted, while other industries like cybersecurity and e-commerce are surging.[1] This 2-part blog will describe how job seekers and organizations can capitalize on a tumultuous job market by…

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Quick Question: Are you actively managing your company’s culture?

As discussed in our first blog this month (“When in Rome”—Recognizing and Adapting to Organizational Culture), an organization’s culture is “a living, breathing, evolving aspect of an organization that differentiates it from other, otherwise similar organizations.” The culture of any organization is impacted by a set of intentional actions as well as the unintentional norms…

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Attracting Talent Using Career Development

This week, we are going to focus on ways that career development programs can improve recruitment and sourcing for your organization. Yes, the goal of career development is to support development of your current employees, but the information can also be used to attract the next generation of employees. The main reason is that career…

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The Value of Competency Models

Competencies form the foundation of many human capital and talent management efforts. As such, they play a vital role in an organization’s ability to select, develop, train, assess, and retain a competitive workforce. It is vital that organizations, large and small, have thoughtfully considered their development and use. Not sure where to start? FMP Consulting…

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