How do we develop competencies for lenders? We thought about doing it around loan origination, but that seems too volatile. Plus, we don't want people pushing loans just to meet performance objectives. Any hints on how we can tackle specialized competencies such as this?
— Competencies on Loan, Polokane, South Africa
What can employers do when they have invested heavily in their employees’ development and then the employees resign some time later?
— Losing Talent and Money, HR service director, staffing, Barbados
Although they are legally separate organizations with different governing boards, SHRM and the HR Certification Institute have been closely intertwined since the 1970s.
The Society for Human Resource Management roared headlong into the certification competition late this spring, leaving the distinct impression that the organization intends to spin HRCI and its cadre of certification letters into irrelevance.
How do I demonstrate the development impact of coaching on our leaders?
— Weights and Measures, health care, Florence, South Carolina
Leaders often focus on what’s expedient and a lower upfront money and time investment, as opposed to what method will most effectively address challenging learning problems.