ما هى الاختصاصات، ولماذا أصبحت مهمة جدا هذه الأيام؟ كيف تستخدم الاختصاصات فى الموارد البشرية، وكيف يستطيع الأفراد استخدامها لمصلحتهم؟

قم بتأدية المهمة التمهيدية أولا، ثم اقرأ النص، وبعد ذلك اذهب لكل مهمة وقم بتأدية النشاط.

What are competencies and why are they important?

  1. Some years ago when executives and managers talked about the type of employees they wanted to contract for their businesses they spoke of skills and qualifications. These words are still used but have been overshadowed by the term competencies. Competencies are a concept taken on board by Human Resource departments to measure a person’s appropriateness for a particular job.
     
  2. In simple terms a competency is a tool that an individual can use in order to demonstrate a high standard of performance. Competencies are characteristics that we use to achieve success. These characteristics or traits can include things like knowledge, aspects of leadership, self-esteem, skills or relationship building. There are a lot of competencies but they are usually divided into groups. Most organisations recognise two main groups and then have numerous sub groups which competencies can be further divided into.

    There has been a lot written about competencies. It is easy to see how people can become easily confused by what a competency actually is. It is also essential that people in the world of business have a clear understanding of what different competencies are and, in particular, which competencies are of interest to them – either as an individual interested in self-development – or as an employer looking for the best candidate for a job.
     
  3. Competencies can be divided into two distinct types; technical competencies (sometimes referred to as functional) and personal competencies. As the name suggests, technical competencies are those which are related to the skills and knowledge that are essential in order for a person to do a particular job appropriately. An example of a technical competency for a secretary might be: “Word processing: able to word process a text at the rate of 80 words per minute with no mistakes.”  Personal competencies are not linked to any particular function. They include characteristics that we use together with our technical competencies in order to do our work well. An example of a personal competency is: “Interpersonal Sensitivity: Demonstrates respect for the opinions of others, even when not in agreement.”
     
  4. As you can see from the examples above there is a particular way of expressing a competency. First the competency is given a title; for example “word processing”. Then a brief indicator or explanation is given as an example of the person’s aptitude in that competency; for example “able to word process a text at the rate of 80 words per minute with no mistakes.”
     
  5. Competencies are probably here to stay so it is worth thinking about your own competencies and trying to categorise them; first into the two sub-categories mentioned above and then into a more detailed list.

Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

Can same one help me by give me fixed programme to learn English right now i focus at the vocabulary but i have problem how i keep in mind the all vocabulary and how i learn the way of writing pleas help me.

Hello Hicho char,

Our site isn't really organised to be used as a course, but there are several sequences of pages that you could use to improve your English. I would suggest trying LearnEnglish podcasts. Start with series 1, episode 1 and as long as it's not too difficult (which I don't think it will be), then continue with it.

I would encourage you to spend some time working with each episode. Many people just listen and do the exercises and then move on. You can certainly learn that way, but you will get a lot more out of each episode if you take notes on vocabulary (not just words, but entire phrases) that you want to learn, if you spend time imitating the pronunciation of the vocabulary (which will also help you remember it) and listening to the episode at least twice. It's probably best to divide the longer episodes into smaller pieces and to work on each piece separately, though of course use the method that best suits you.

We also have a section on writing emails and a magazine full of articles that might be useful for your writing skills.

Good luck!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, British council team, there is an error related to preparation task answers in pragraphs 3,4 and 5, please revise.
Thank you for all :)

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Hi Noora and everybody else,
 The word "indication"  is actually a noun, mybe (I didn't do the exercise) just in the context of that exercise your answer is not correct.

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