Stirling Group Launches Competency Program
Stirling Group, a provider of human capital development services across the Middle East has launched a new online training program to help ensure the sector’s current and future workforce has the necessary skills required to succeed.
Stirling 360 is a multi-lingual assessment tool which has full Arabic capability. It is a versatile online platform which is customised to an organization’s specific competencies and requirements. It offers valuable, in-depth feedback on individual’s performance and the impact they have on others.
It also allows companies to identify skills gaps and prioritize training in a targeted way to meet the long term demand for a skilled workforce.
Will Follett, regional manager at Stirling Group, said, “The energy sector is driven by the ingenuity and skills of its workforce. However, one of the biggest challenges that the industry faces today is finding skilled and competent personnel.
“We launched Stirling 360 to help companies see exactly which areas they need to focus on and invest in when it comes to training and skills development. As such, it provides an insight into the current and future skills challenges and the steps that need to be taken to secure a highly skilled workforce now and in the years to come.”
Stirling Group recently rolled out the program across the Middle East. A multinational oil company based in the UAE recently used the application to assess 120 senior managers to identify the individual’s strength and weaknesses in leadership competencies.
Over 500 staff took part in answering a series of questions to assess how each of the managers were subjectively rated against their leadership competencies. The tool is fully automated and generates in-depth individual reports. Stirling Group’s occupational psychologists then worked alongside the organisations HR team to develop individual personal development plans and collective leadership initiatives.