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Case Study: The Case for Competency

This case study will hopefully help leaders in operating-type industries better understand how individuals learn and develop and how to properly measure their progress. We will also show some of the data behind why maintaining a skilled and competent workforce in the U.S. is in jeopardy to some degree and experts tell is it’s only going to get worse.

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Case Study: Next Generation Capability

The skills gap in our next generation workforce is well documented. But what may be less widely known is the impact safety competency has on new workers when individuals who could share their safety and technical knowledge are no longer working alongside them. This lack of support can, and does, result in more workplace incidents. […]

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What Makes Our Next Generation Tick?

What it will take for companies to attract and retain their next-gen workforce? What makes our next generation tick? Their hearts and minds seem to be focused on something other than building a single capability and establishing a career with a single company. This can be exasperating for some Boomer and Gen X leaders who […]

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Process Safety and Our Next Generation Workforce

The skills gap between the current, aging workforce and our next generation of workers is well documented. In his keynote presentation at the Vistage UK 25 Years Conference and Awards Celebration on February 7th 2014, “Ready or Not, Here They Come!” (used with permission), Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky notes the following:

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Assuring Competency Beyond Training for DP Operators

With the next generation entering the workforce, how do you ensure the training you’re providing them is being followed in day-to-day operations? Let’s take the Dynamic Positioning (DP) Operator job role as an example.

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Using Gamification to Engage Next Generation Workers

Gamification is a method of using game principles and systems to enhance learning. People learn and retain information better when the method of information transmission is engaging and interactive. If a company applied gamification techniques to help their employees develop their “skillset” while showing them a clear line of sight on different career paths they could potentially take within a company, this would go a long way toward helping to retain the next generation workforce.

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