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umakanthan53I think that skill refers to the ability of a person to perform a given task so as to attain a predetermined result. Skills can be improved by proper training and continuous and considerable experience. Thus skill is confined to performance i.e., what is exactly performed in a given situation as per the predetermined standard.
Competency, on the contrary, has a larger scope in that it encompasses in itself knowledge, behavior and skill and thus culminates in achievement i.e., how things are accomplished in all situations.
From India, Salem
rkn61Competency is at Macro level but skill is at micro level.
A typist, if he is able to type error-free at a speed of 60 w.p.m (words per minute), we can call him as a skilled typist. But if his department manager /HOD can manage his department function in an effective manner, we can call him as a Competent manager.
A Surgeon's job is a skilled one, but the job of Chief Executive officer or Medical Director of that hospital is of a competent one.
From India, Aizawl
GK7do we HRs do look for skills or competencies in selecting the right candidate or matching our requirement?
In simple terms, skills are needed to be fit the requirement. experience in different areas amount to skills.
Competencies are group of skills in a common area. For example. People Management need a set of skills comes under the heading Competencies
From India, Hyderabad