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Learning interventions and new technologies that aim to improve human performance must take cognisance of industry factors inhibiting human performance. The dynamic and fast pace nature of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the engineering industries do not lend themselves to proper skills planning and management. These industries experience real skills gaps, to some of which they contribute by themselves. This study reports on these performance-inhibiting factors such as<span class="external-identifiers"> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener noreferrer" href="https://doi.org/10.34105/j.kmel.2013.05.006">doi:10.34105/j.kmel.2013.05.006</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/release/7qnrjebgbbhfpas5rxaj6jjpoi">fatcat:7qnrjebgbbhfpas5rxaj6jjpoi</a> </span>
more »... he underutilisation of available skills, tolerance for individual preferences, and dynamically, and informally refining a role objective while an employee is occupying a certain role. The important professional skills required by individuals to cope with these real life factors are also explored in the skills gaps management context. Moreover, these industries need a profile they refer to as Special Forces, which denotes a high calibre of worker that possesses well-developed professional skills whilst having advanced technical expertise and sufficient experience. This resource profile is required largely due to the poor management of human resource processes in practice and the current reported lack of adequate skills. Furthermore, this study refers to the recent lack of a working definition for these Special Forces leading to the omitted active development of these profiles in industry today, which appears to become a key human performance inhibiting factor.
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