Labour Law & Hr Consultant
Asso.prof.(commerce & Management) Pg
Human Resource Domain
In simple words, skill is something which has been learnt and can be seen most of the time in work. For example, a vehicle mechanic has the skill to understand and fix vehicle problems. that's apparent.
Competency is a mix of skills, attitude, knowledge and behaviour. Now if the same vehicle mechanic goes one step ahead and does something extra with the vehicle which delights the customer that is competency.
Its like an iceberg model. What you see on the top is basic skills, IQ and knowledge.
What is beneath the surface is a mixture of knowledge EQ, skills, behaviours i.e competence.
To measure competency, there are several ways. Simple task- as HR you have to identify the competencies which the profile (the workman's profile) needs to complete the task in a manner and then you have to assess whether the person sitting in that profile exhibits the competency to what degree.
THere are several articles on the net on competency and simple ways to measure them.
I would also invite you to visit our portal: Home | Mindshare HR Knowledge Portal which will give you varied information and knowledge.
7th April 2015 From India, Delhi
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13th April 2015 From India, Bangalore
I beg to differ on your opinion. The Sr. Officer is not "Eligible" to approve the project. The word competent here does not have anything to do with his competency level. Similarly, the 7 yr kid is not legally allowed. He may have the competency to drive a car. In this case, the real test is when this kid is compared to the other kids who may drive their toy cars. His competency level is higher. It should also be kept in mind, that the kid should not be compared to a grown up when assessing his competency. Competencies are measured at par.
1st June 2015 From India, Delhi