What is HRD?

This year, 75 percent of all workers currently employed will need retraining. Workers will change jobs five to six times during their career.

Human Resource Development (HRD) is the integrated use of training, organizational development, and career development efforts to improve individual, group, and organizational effectiveness.

HRD helps to:

  • Develop the key competencies that enable individuals in organizations to perform current and future jobs, through planned learning activities
  • Groups within organizations initiate and manage change
  • Ensure a match between an individual and organizational needs.

Typical HRD practices include:

  • Executive and supervisory/management development
  • Professional skills training
  • Technical/Job instruction and coaching
  • Sales and marketing training
  • Customer service training
  • New employee orientation
  • Health and safety training
  • Organizational development consultation
  • Group facilitation
  • Classroom, e-learning, and blending learning