Essay on Human Resource Development

1689 Words Mar 3rd, 2009 7 Pages
Human Resource Development (HRD) is often seen to be a central feature of SHRM. Discuss the role and importance of HRD in achieving SHRM organizational outcomes.

Introduction
Learning and development in the context of organizational development is having an essential role in achieving strategic human resourcing outcome. From attraction and retention, to development and utilisation of human capital, Human Resource Development (HRD) is the centre of strategic focus in HRM. This essay aims to present and discuss a strategic model of HRD activities in organisations.

Definition of Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development (HRD) can be defined as any activity that contributes to the development of people working for an
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Bradford & Bingley has made some major changes which implied on management and staff to deal with the changing environment. Middle and top managers have gone through a rigorous development programme with the aim to transform the way the society operates. The society retained many of the old core values, with new ones to make the operation more flexible.

The society calls in specialists to help managers and staff in dealing with the changes. The first phase of the change process, “People First” programme, was enabled by outside consultants and internal HR professionals to challenge the old ways of thinking and cultivate new ideas. This is an HRD programme to change attitudes and culture and to promote a ‘learning climate’, learning and development becomes part of organisation culture.

Middle and senior managers underwent programme to develop their leadership skills within a changing organisation, this enabled senior managers to participate in and promote learning activities. ‘Winning in a New World’ sessions examined the society’s operating environment, aimed to reveal what was essential to be successful in such a competitive market place. This is a development programme to change performance and attitude in line with organisation’s aims and objectives.

The third phase of the development programme scrutinised the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and those of their colleagues. This…