Related Content

Related Overviews


More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Social sciences
  • Business and Management


Show Summary Details


hard skills

Quick Reference

Are competencies that employees possess such as numeracy, literacy, fluency in a foreign language, and specific job-related technical abilities (operating a machine, creating a spreadsheet, touch-typing, driving, dressing a wound, and so forth). Typically these skills are relatively easy to measure, and are often validated with some form of qualification. More recently, there has been a shift in emphasis towards the need for soft skills in addition to technical abilities. [See competency and training.]

Reference entries