Qualification and Competence

We have recently seen a round of debate on the suitability of a particular person’s credentials to head a ministry.This brings out the point that many HR managers grapple with: should organizations look for qualification or competence? It is true that a qualification is awarded to those who demonstrated certain degree of proficiency in a particular field. [...]

What is competency?

"The word `competency' is a lot more technical in HR parlance than mere qualification." You see a job advertisement; you read the required qualifications and experience; you think you are suitable for the job and apply! You may be called for an interview and you present your technical or functional knowledge; you think you have done well[...]