About

Birthday:

January 23


Job role

Learning Solutions Partner


Organisation

AXA UK


Size of organisation (employees)

>5000


Areas of professional interest

Blended learning, Mobile learning, Virtual classrooms, My personal professional development, Social Media and learning


Sector

Banking finance or insurance


Mike Collins replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Tracy

I think we are in the same place as at level 3/4 the technical competencies are very much based around the application of specialist knowledge. Whilst like you say some competencies can be linked to formal qualifications, as an L&D…"
Sep 22, 2010
Tracy Whiting replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Mike,

Thanks for your comments.

Over the last year we have developed competency frameworks for a variety of job families, more recently we have been working on our People Manager framework.

I think it's true of any competency framework that…"
Sep 7, 2010
Mike Collins replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Tracey

Hope you're well

In the past few months we have developed our own framework of business and technical competencies. We've developed these with our business areas and have now completed a piece of work looking at what existing learning…"
Sep 6, 2010
Tracy Whiting replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"They are driven internally as a way of documenting what "good performance" looks like and a way of uplifting capability."
Mar 12, 2010
Mike Collins replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Sounds like they are very useful and are really helping you understand and identify gaps in existing solutions and also helping drive new initiatives where learning objectives can be clearly linked to business objectives.

Are these competency…"
Mar 11, 2010
Tracy Whiting replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Mike,

Yes we are planning to build the frameworks into our induction processes. Through identifying the competencies we do sometimes identify gaps for solutions which means that any new solutions that are developed already have clear objectives…"
Mar 11, 2010
Mike Collins replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Thanks for the update Tracey

Do you build the schemes in to your inductions and development programmes?

Do you also use them to validate any new learning solutions and included in E&M?

Thanks"
Mar 11, 2010
Tracy Whiting replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi,

We've implemented quite a few schemes in different business areas since my last post!

What we find is that there are 2 reasons the business want competency frameworks:

1) purely for career development and mapping
2) to measure and uplift…"
Mar 10, 2010
Mike Collins replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Tracy,

How did you get on with your competency framework? Have you implemented the scheme? How is it working? Anything you could update the group on or share what you've learnt?

Many thanks
Mike"
Mar 9, 2010
Tracy Whiting left a comment for Justine Higginson
"Hi Justine, thanks for your email.

Where are you based? I'm based in Bristol?"
Feb 23, 2010
Lars Hyland replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Benchmarking? in Large Private Sector Enterprises
"Tracy - I can provide you with some great case studies and contacts in the area of onboarding & induction in particular. Most recent success stories are with Sky and Vodafone both of whom have managed to accelerate time to competence, increase new…"
Jan 22, 2010
Tracy Whiting posted a discussion in Large Private Sector Enterprises
I work for AXA UK as a Learning Solutions Partner and I'm interested in benchmarking a couple of areas with other companies to share experience and knowledge. The areas I'm particularly interested in benchmarking are:- Onboarding & Induction-…
Jan 22, 2010
Tracy Whiting replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi everyone,

Thanks for your responses.

I have another question - how do you measure against the competency framework - through your Performance Management process or as an add on to the Perf Mgt process?

Our perf mgt process is system based and…"
Jul 30, 2009
Mourijn replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"In the NHS we have a very well researched Leadership Qualities Framework, (LQF), which is quite widely used. There is a 360 degree feedback system that uses the same competencies (not all the levels) but helps staff identify their development needs…"
Jul 27, 2009
Tracy Whiting replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Thanks Julie & Steve- very helpful.

Steve - I understand the SFIA frameworks are IT based? Are you saying you have adpated them to suit other sectors?

Thanks.

Tracy"
Jul 24, 2009
Steve Poole replied to Tracy Whiting's discussion Competency frameworks - how to make them successful? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"I have been working with competency/skills frameworks since 2001. With the CPS I was able to amalgamate the SFIA 3 and 4 frameworks with the Core Competencies of the organisation and embed into the PDR process measured through a Balanced Score Card.…"
Jul 24, 2009
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