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What is Performance Consulting?

26th August 2021

Performance consulting (which is sometimes called Human Performance Improvement or Human Performance Technology) means a systematic process to analyzing human performance problems or finding opportunities where human performance can be improved.  It uncovers gaps between: What is happening? (the current or actual situation); and What should be happening? (the desired or ideal situation) The difference between the two is a performance gap, a difference between what is and what should be.  That gap can exist at present, or it may be expected to exist at some point in the future. How Does Performance Consulting Differ From, and Relate to, Education…

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What Is Competency-Based Human Resource Management?

16th August 2021

Leaders of organizations today are always looking for a competitive edge. In that quest, many organizational leaders have discovered a new, powerful way to reinvent Human Resource Management. It is called competency-based human resource management.  But why is a new operating system needed for HR? What are competencies? What is competency-based human resource management, and why is it worth implementing?  This article briefly addresses these questions. Why Is A New Operating System Needed For HR? Pick up any college textbook on human resource management and you will discover that it indicates that job analysis is the foundation of all HR…

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Examining the Suitability of E&P Major Accident Prevention Design

27th July 2021

Abstract Modern Oil and Gas facilities are designed to meet an extensive array of government legislation and international standards and are subjected to a range of technical and operational safety reviews and analysis to identify and reduce failure risk. By taking such an approach, residual risks can be demonstrated to be As Low As Reasonably Practicable, (ALARP) – this process is normally recorded through a Safety Case or safety report, reflecting good oil and gas practice.Despite the use of recognised Exploration and Production, (E&P) practices provided in ISO, API, IEC, national standards and local in country regulations, major accidents are…

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What is Hydrogen & the challenges it faces currently

12th January 2021

Hydrogen is a clean-burning molecule that can be used as a substitute for coal, oil and gas in a large variety of applications. There are several means of producing the gas, and the overwhelming majority of hydrogen in use today is produced using fossil fuels. It has been touted as the next big revolution in Green Energy. However, there are challenges that it is facing. We will look into what is Hydrogen & the current challenges it faces.  Hydrogen is a clean fuel that, when consumed in a fuel cell, produces only water. Hydrogen can be produced from a variety…

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Cybersecurity for Energy & Utilities Certification

Cybersecurity for Energy and Utilities

5th January 2021

Cybersecurity has been gaining momentum over the years & its growing global importance in a digital world is only the beginning. With cybercrime damages projected to exceed a staggering $6 trillion by 2021, it’s no wonder banks, tech companies, hospitals, government agencies and just about every other sector are investing in cybersecurity infrastructure to protect their business practices and the millions of customers that trust them with their data.  According to a research conducted recently, off all the industries targeted by hackers, the utilities and energy market seems to be the most alarming.  Negatively impacting electricity or water on a large scale…

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Top 3 benefits of a commercial PPA

Top 3 benefits of a commercial PPA

13th November 2020

Average Reading Time is 5 minutes The world is changing and the need for electricity continues to grow as the power generation markets continue to evolve. The energy demand in many parts of the world tends to outstrip the available supply. In fact, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that world energy consumption will grow by nearly 50% between 2018 and 2050. The central enabling mechanism that enables power generation infrastructure to continue to grow through the investment of both governments and private organizations, is a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). PPA is a commercial contract agreement that enables power supplying…

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Advanced Strategic Communication: 3 Levels of Listening

Advanced Strategic Communication: 3 Levels of Listening

3rd November 2020

Average Reading Time is 5 minutes When you think of an efficient corporate communicator, you may often picture someone who speaks charismatically, delivers speeches eloquently and has a way with words. The ability to speak is often revered as an important aspect of a corporate communicator. Corporate communicators go to great lengths to polish their speech. However, as much as speaking is crucial, the ability to listen is as important an aspect of being a corporate communicator. Listening is often brushed upon as a skill that is innate. We often take it for granted that we are listening and absorbing…

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A Closer Look at The Heinrich Accident Triangle and how it works

A Closer Look at The Heinrich Accident Triangle and how it works

14th October 2020

Average Reading Time is 7 minutes When investigating a worksite, employers and workers are tasked to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, employers and workers are required to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents. It is important that delegates are aware of the various analysis methods available which they can tap on to identify these worksite incidents. We’ll cover one of the many incident investigation techniques – the Heinrich Accident Triangle and how it works. What is the Heinrich Accident Triangle?          …

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The 6 Main classifications of inventory

The 6 Main classifications of inventory

29th September 2020

Average reading time 12 minutes Inventory is a necessary evil in any organization engaged in production, sale or trading of products. In business, inventory may be defined as the goods held for sale in the ordinary course of business or the goods that are used to manufacture goods to be sold. Inventories usually make up a large part of the total current assets of a company. As such, it is usually important that directors and senior management understand the inner workings of the supply chain to improve their inventory management skills.  We’ll cover the 6 main classification of inventory to…

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Differences between a Traditional Project and an International Project Management

Differences between a Traditional Project and an International Project Management?

16th September 2020

Average reading time is 8 minutes   The corporate world is becoming more and more interconnected than ever before. You can be starting your day off by liaising with the procurement lead in Singapore, have an afternoon zoom call with the financial controller in China and end off your day with a Google Hangouts meeting with your colleagues back in Germany. Simply put there are no borders for business in today’s interconnected world. For project managers, this means that there are no boundaries for projects. It is a global project now. Managing a global project has obvious differences to a…

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