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HR Glossary

HR terms frequently used by HR professionals.

Hard skills

What are hard skills?

Hard skills are learned abilities acquired and enhanced through practice, repetition, and education.

Why are hard skills important?

Hard skills are necessary because they increase employee capacity and performance and improve employee well-being.

What are specific hard skills?

Hard skills are job-specific abilities or proficiencies learned through education, experience, or training. Hard skills are technical skills: marketing skills to complete a job or to coordinate a process, or administrative work such as project management.

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