compétence maîtrisée

18:09 Dec 30, 2013
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French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Management / Annual appraisal
French term or phrase: compétence maîtrisée
Hello

I would be grateful if someone could suggest a good way of rendering this term in English. The context is the rating scale for employees as part of the annual appraisal:

compétence non maîtrisée
compétence partiellement maîtrisée
compétence maîtrisée
très bonne maîtrise de la competence
expertise

I have been juggling with "unsatisfactory", "partially satisfactory", "satisfactory" etc.

Many thanks in advance.

Mark
Mark Radcliffe
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:35


Summary of answers provided
4 +4skill acquired
B D Finch
3mastered skill
Verginia Ophof
3skilled
Mark Bossanyi


Discussion entries: 5





  

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31 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
skilled


Explanation:
The scale could read:
Unskilled
Partially skilled
Skilled
Highly skilled
Etc.

Mark Bossanyi
Bulgaria
Local time: 19:35
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tony M: Trouble is, this sits awkwardly with 'some particular skill', and in EN, skilled / unskilled labour as such a specific connotation, I'm not sure this would be wise. / But 'typing: unskilled' would be risible.
5 hrs
  -> That was my initial thought, but uses such as "skilled/unskilled in carpentry/motor mechanics (and, indeed, typing), etc.", though not as widespread as the familiar, general use, are not uncommon, not illogical and quite permissible.
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53 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
skill acquired


Explanation:
iles.investis.com/petradiamonds/sdr2009/social_cs_portable_skills.html‎
Participants who complete the Portable Skills Programme successfully receive a certificate indicating the skill acquired.

www.esbuk.org/ServeDocument.aspx?f=1773817408&m=251
Give a short talk or demonstration related to some aspect of your off-the-job training course or some skill acquired in your work experience on-the-job.

www.dur.ac.uk › ... › SECTION 7: Education Strategy › Section 7.5‎
11 Apr 2013 - Further, the skill acquired would normally contribute to Masters-level work during the programme, for example within the ... Graduate Certificate.

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Note added at 55 mins (2013-12-30 19:05:10 GMT)
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books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0080540023
G. Goldstein, ‎Michel Hersen - 2000 - ‎Psychology
... not yet functional/in preliminary stage of acquisition Developing skill: partially acquired/semifunctional Established skill: fully acquired or crystallized ...

B D Finch
France
Local time: 18:35
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 52

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: This is what I thought of too, though it may make some of the other list items slightly awkward; and i'm not entirely sure about using 'skill' (without seeing the whole list). / Yes, I've encountered this in HR contexts.
5 hrs
  -> Thanks Tony. I think this is terminology commonly used in education and training. Skills can be acquired, not acquired, partially acquired etc.

agree  Verginia Ophof
9 hrs
  -> Thanks Verginia

agree  Victoria Britten
15 hrs
  -> Thanks Victoria

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne
23 hrs
  -> Thanks Nikki
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
mastered skill


Explanation:
Level of mastery of a skill

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Note added at 2 hrs (2013-12-30 20:48:14 GMT)
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http://www.webcompetence.com/rh/niveau-maitrise-competences....


    Reference: http://www.govtilr.org/skills/interpretationSLDsapproved.htm
Verginia Ophof
Belize
Local time: 10:35
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tony M: I feel this word order would make the rest of the list awkward; at best, it would work as 'skill mastered', but it's still pretty clunky...
3 hrs

neutral  writeaway: mastery is a level unto itself
13 hrs
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