Competency Versus Skill.. CiteHR

Ramesh Rajagopal Started The Discussion:

Hi, Please let me know how you differentiate between competency and Skill. Also what is the difference between competency mapping and Skill matrix.Regards Ramesh

spellbinder -  Member Since: Oct 2006

Please refer this thread and the articles about "skill inventory". This will surely shed some light.

Kindly see this article ...this shows a differentiation in Skill & Competency.
See the section on Skillful or competent at the end of the article.

I don't like their definition. Maybe it can give you something to re-look at. tml

Hope that helps.


Ramesh Rajagopal -  Member Since: Mar 2006
Hi, Thanks a lot for this information. I couldnot open the second link. Can you forward me the article to ? BEST RGDS Ramesh.

spellbinder -  Member Since: Oct 2006
Hi PR,

Sorry about that. I messed up with the file extension.

http://<br /> <a href="http://www.e...tml</a> <br />

Allright ...just ensure that as you copy-paste the link the last words (file extension is together. "shtml"

This should work well!


mangesh.bhanage -  Member Since: May 2007
Hi, The words stating 'competency' is the persons ability to do the job while the 'skill' indicates his ability to do the job precisely accurately and effectively.

khyat -  Member Since: Apr 2007
skill relates to a specific activity or behavior. This usually involves manual tasks, such as typing, but can also refer to mental activities, such as solving a mathematical problem.

competency is usually more encompassing that “skill” and is often used to refer to the collection of skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform a work task to a minimum standard

hope that helps

RegalEagle -  Member Since: Apr 2007
Dear Nad, Thank you for sharing the articles and links. They were very informative. Regards,

hb_harsha -  Member Since: Nov 2006
Skills are required for the workers and competencies for managers.
For example :

Machine operation is the skill of a worker and leadership is the competency of a manager.

Skill matrix is used for finding the training need of the workers and competency mapping is input for training ,appraisals,selection of managers.
if still u want any further clarification u can call me on my cell


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