Human Resource Development...

Human Resource Development Human resource is needed to be developed to suit the change in the external environment of an organization. Human resource development (HRD) helps to adapt such changes through the development of existing human resource in terms of skills, knowledge and the capacity to perform. It represents the capability enhancement of human resource within an organization through the development of both the employee and the organization. The capacity of the employees depends on their access to education. HRD is the integrated use of training, organization, and career development efforts to improve individual, group and organizational effectiveness. HRD develops the key competencies that enable employees of an organization to perform current and future requirement of the assignments and/or jobs through planned learning activities. HRD is also used to initiate and manage change.  It also ensures a match between the needs of the employees and the organization. HRD is a function in an organization that provides opportunities for an individual employee to improve current and future job performance, while simultaneously best utilizing human capital in order to improve the efficiency of the organization itself. Ideally, well developed and well implemented HRD systems are integral to the organization’s strategic plan and benefit both the employee and the organization. HRD activities of an organization are shown in Fig 1. Fig 1 HRD activities of an organization The importance of HRD is obvious in an organization when one considers that in any activity of an organization it is the human element that commands, directs, organizes, controls and maximizes the factors which influences the performance. The quality of people appropriate to a particular level and complexities of the activity determines how well or poorly, the tasks are accomplished. With the rise of learning society and lifelong learning during the second...