Developing a system for effective organizational learning and human resource development
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This paper investigates the potential for developing a neuroscience-based system for enhancing the human resource (HR) development process. The proposed system is firstly considered for application in the tourism industry because of its HR intensive characteristics. The aim is to relate different categories of adults in various ways based on their performance at work and previous educational experience, to their Individual Learning Capability (ILC). This is carried out in a set of experimental tests using specialized neuroscience equipment. In this way cognitive attributes can be mapped for targeted occupational categories. This will enable HR managers in the industry to easily identify the learning capabilities of their workforce and therefore create an effective plan for human capital development. The proposed system makes use of a specialized device developed by the authors, which has the capability of making field measurements. This is a novelty that makes the experiment possible with less costs without sacrificing the data quality. Previously such data could only be obtained at very specialized laboratory conditions. With the proposed ILC evaluation system we can bring the real talents of people in the forefront and support them in building the necessary capabilities to be effective.