Definitions of Hrd

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KAYODE OLANIYAN Analysis of Nadler (1970) definition of HRD. CONTENTS Introduction……………………………………………………………………3 Human Resource Development According to Nadler (1970)…………………3 Series of Organised Activities…………………………………4 Done Within a Specific Time Frame…………………………...4 Behavioural Change……………………………………………5 Analysing Nadler (1970) Definition’s with other Authors……………………..6 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….8 References………………………………………………………………………..9 Bibliography……………………………………………………………………..11 Learning Log for the Past Twelve Months………………………………………12 Developmental Plans for the Next twelve Months………………………………13 INTRODUCTION The concept of human resource development is seen to have been in existence as far back as 1940s in the early…show more content…
Although this statement might be valid as at when the definition was given in 1970, however, since 1970, there has been a lot of improvement in almost all human resource development definitions and Models. Human resource development now lays more emphasis on making an improved future, and putting things in a better state (Swanson & Holton, 2001). Limiting the human resource development activities (learning, training and development) to a particular time frame is not obtainable in profitable and effective organisations. A lot has been written and said about what lies in the future of human resource development, and the current trends of human resource development lays much emphasis on the importance of keeping the field relevant, by embracing technological revolution, adopting a more strategic focus, and measuring the contribution of human resource development to organisation’s success (McGuire & Cseh, 2006). This further shows that the trends have changed, human resource development is not static, its focused on the now, and the future. This totally contradicts Nadler’s definition as he fails to look into the future of human resource development. Grieves and Redman (1999) took a critical look on the characteristics of human resource development, and its purpose. They stated that human resource development facilitates competitive advantage, because it
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