Describe the Human Resource Development (Hrd) Process and Critically Examine How Hrd Programmes Can Help Organisations and Its Employees to Remain Competitive in Their Business.

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Free trade agreement among countries and the aid of advance technology made economic globalization becoming threats and opportunites for some organizations. Moreover, rapid changes and improvement in the products and services is inevitable in the competitive and demanding business arena. Many organizations know the recipe to stay competitive. However, only some succeeded and a few excel from the others. One of the key factors to become a successful organization is to attracting talents and investment in human capital. In a speech by Lee, Y.S (2007) he mentioned that an Economist’s article survey showed that attracting and retaining talent is the number one priority.

Many organizations having realized that, in order to be ahead of their
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Rao, T.V (1996, p.25) defined the process deals with competency development in people and creation of condition to help people apply these competencies for their own and for that of others.

To have the desire result from the training and development, management has to design suitable programs that fit the organization business strategic objectivities. The human resource professional must have a systematic approach to the training and development, (Stone 2005, p.337). The four phase of process approach mention by Werner, J.M and DeSimone, R.L. (2006, p.27) in human resource development are: Assessment, Design, Implementation, and Evaluation.

Assessment
Assessment is important when comes to human resource development process. It helps to achieve the organization goals effectively and equip the employees with the necessary skill to perform the task. Werner, J.M and DeSimone, R.L (2006, p.28) pointed out that to identify the requirement, it involved examining the organization, the environment, job task, and employee performance. Examining the culture will help the human resource professionals identify what are the organization business objectives. The environment assessment allows them to spot what are the internal and external influences that will have impact on the business goals. The assessment can be determined through the internal and external environment factors. According to Steward,

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