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In an HR context, “competencies” means the skills and attributes of an individual that enables him or her to perform effectively at work.
Employers can use the skills, knowledge and behaviours possessed by employees to help improve levels of organisational performance.
4 Aug 2016
Speeding up recruitment processes may appease applicants, but it won’t get to the heart of why some employers are failing...
12 Dec 2014
The Personnel Today Award for Innovation in Recruitment was given to Accenture for doubling it's amount of hires after the introduction of new technology...
14 Feb 2011
A business model from corporate responsibility organisation BITC can improve employee wellness and engagement, says Louise Aston.Sickness absence costs UK...
24 Nov 2009
Civilian staff are being used by police forces to investigate serious crimes, it has emerged.The new workers have already been...
1 Sep 2009
Almost one in 10 applications for senior jobs in the financial sector has been withdrawn since the Financial Services Authority (FSA)...
19 Mar 2009
Employers should wise up to working with colleges, schools and universities to ensure future job candidates possess appropriate skills, according...
27 Jan 2009
The Baby P case has sparked a recruitment crisis in the social care sector as local authorities struggle to deal...
10 Mar 2008
Introducing or improving competency-based interviews and online psychometric tests have been the most effective changes employers have made to their...
22 Nov 2007
The number of IT vacancies in the UK is at its highest for five years, a study has revealed.A survey...
24 Apr 2007
I totally agree with Warren Broadbent (Letters, Personnel Today 10 April). Job applicants are totally ignored if long, valuable and...
8 Nov 2006
Women are rated as better job interviewers than men, according to research.
More than half (56%) of 1,000 UK job...
3 Oct 2006
Property adviser GVA Grimley has introduced online psychometric tests to enhance its graduate recruitment process.
Each year the company receives...
7 Jun 2006
Job interview discrimination disadvantages ethnic minorities.
British Airways information chief calls for IT training to be integral part of all university courses
28 Mar 2006
Chairman of chief infomation officers board at E-Skills highlights need for essential IT skills.