Skill management is broadly classified into three groups: Technical skills, Conceptual skills, Human or interpersonal management skills. Skill management is the practice of knowing, designing, and designating people and their skills. A good skill management program is when the skills are identified for the job given and thus, the gap between the employees and the required skills to do the job are fulfilled by training and coaching the employees.
Skill management is essential for various reasons. It helps to place a person to be an effective leader and problem-solver in different situations. A person has to be willing to work on these skills and check out how they can influence job performance and opportunities. For an effective skill management program, the following points need to be considered such as planning, communication, decision-making, delegation, problem-solving, and motivation.
For example, a fresher joins an organization as a HR executive. If he has prior knowledge of how to do his job through studies or academics, then he will have the conceptual skills of his job prepared. However, if he has no prior internship or practical experience in the HR field, then his technical skills need to be taught to him by a senior HR officer of the organization. A 15-day to a one-month training program in on-the-job skills has to be imparted to the employee so that he or she gets a hang of working as an HR executive of his or her new organization.
If a person with lots of experience in the HR field joins a new organization as a Senior HR post but lacks the educational qualifications to make her or him an effective HR of a workplace then encouraging the employee to enroll for a certificate or diploma program in HR will help the employee to brush up her conceptual skills and give her the confidence to work efficiently in all situations.