ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
The basic need for
any organization is to have people in it to have the ability to perform a given
assigned task and the skills to develop the organization to compete with it
peers. Every organization’s job has its particular set of needs that it looks
for in people to carry out its work at a daily basis. An ideal candidate is
filtered cross referencing the job’s ability requirements to the employee’s
Ability refers to
the individual’s capacity to perform various given tasks on a day to day basis.
It can also be qualified as the assessment of what a particular person can do.
Ability can be divided into two types
1. Intellectual Ability
2. Physical ability
In present world
scenario, all the organizations are looking for intellectual ability rather
than physical abilities. Intellectual abilities are the abilities needed to
think, reason, critical observation to solve a real-time problem. There are
many ways to assess a mental ability of a person, through various tests like
SAT or GMAT. Whereas the physical ability concentrates on manual labor job,
which refers to a person to complete a physical task before a given deadline.
Talking about the intellectual
ability, there are various dimensions to decide a person intellectual ability,
An organization has
many tasks that need to be performed on day to day basis that depends on the
above factors of a person’s intellectual ability to perform them. The Number
Aptitude is the ability of person to do speedy and accurate arithmetic
calculations. The verbal comprehension is the ability to understand what is
read or heard and the relationship words to each other. The perpetual speed ability
is required to identify visual similarities and differences quickly and
accurately. Inductive reasoning refers to the person’s ability to identify
logical sequence in a problem and then solve the problem. Deductive reasoning
ability is to use logic and assess the implications of an argument. Spatial
visualization is the ability to imagine how an object would look if its position
in space would change. Memory is the ability to retain and recall past experiences.
Physical ability is
the capacity to do tasks that demand stamina, strength, dexterity and similar characters.
The various strength factors that decide a person’s physical ability are
Dynamic strength is
the ability to exert muscular force repeatedly or continuously over time. The
trunk strength to exert muscular strength using the trunk muscle. Static strength
is the ability to exert force against external objects and the to expend maximum
amount of ebergy is one or act refer to explosive strength. Body coordination
is the ability to coordinate the simultaneous actions of different parts of the
body and balance is to maintain equilibrium deise forces pulling off balance. Stamina
is the ability to continue maximum effort requiring prolonged effort over time.
Skill is an ability
to perform an activity in a competitive manner. Skills are baciallly classified
into 3 types:
skills refer to the actions taken to perform a task, extendable to other
functionality of organization. Basically, the ability to organize, promote or
analyze come under this category.
Traits/Attitude contributed to performance of the work. This is eventually developed
through childhood and through personal life experiences. Some of the traits can
be mentioned as follows: Patient, diplomatic, independent etc.
Knowledge based is
skills to know the specifics of procedures or information to perform the
assigned tasks. This is acquired through learning, training, education and experience.