Skills are the specific abilities that an individual possesses. They're typically applied in a certain setting to accomplish desired results, and can be learned through training or experience.
A competency combines many different types of knowledge into one package; Competencies are broader concepts that combine skills, knowledge and behaviour. While competency examples may include a specific skill they're more than just that particular ability alone.
Skills and competencies are NOT the same thing. With Emplify you can handle both and track the skills and competencies of your team.