More than 50 percent of transit industry workers are expected to retire within the next five to 10 years, according to the American Public Transportation Association. This will create a tremendous drain on the industry in terms of manpower and finances. Without a plan to assess a candidate’s personality or cultural competencies, transit agencies stand to hire leaders and managers who will not fit into their organizations, wasting both time and money.
Realizing this tremendous challenge, the Generator Group has developed the Transit Competency Assessment Model, a proven, affordable tool customized to help public transportation agencies hire new managers and leaders, as well as to train and develop those who are still in the industry.
More and more transit agencies are beginning to utilize personality assessments, in not only hiring decisions, but also in designing training and development programs for their employees. Why? Because they understand the secret to great hiring: That skills are important, but true success comes from finding the perfect fit for your agency. Skills can be taught; fit, however, must be sought out.
As the transit industry continues to change, so will your agency’s hiring, retention and training needs. With the Transit Competency Assessment Model, you’ll have Generator Group’s years of knowledge and experience at your fingertips, including core competencies and instructions for:
- Creating interview questions for hiring, promotion, or succession planning
- Setting criteria for assessment centers
- Learning objectives for development experiences
- Developing constructs to be measured in a management survey
- Designing criteria for evaluating performance
In developing the Transit Competency Assessment Model, Generator Group spent many hours talking to CEOs and senior managers, recruitment firms, and even transit boards of directors to understand what skill sets, and cultural and personal competencies are needed for senior level executives to be successful. They based their model on one of the most successful private-sector assessment tools: the Organization Systems International (OSI) Polaris Competency Model, which is based on decades of competency research in more than 60 client organizations, several of which are Fortune 500 companies.
Sometimes knowledge alone isn’t enough to succeed. Even the most innovative and revered agencies make use of tools to ensure their continued success. Tools like Generator Group’s Transit Executive Competency Card Set, designed to lead you and your agency through the necessary steps to efficiently and successfully execute a successful competency plan. Generator Group’s Competency Card Set gives you the tools to evaluate and guide performance in a whole range of assets, from communication and interpersonal to leadership and management, all at a price that fits easily into your agency’s budget.