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.
In 2008, $134 billion was spent on employee learning and development, according to the American Society for Training & Development;
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