Strategies for Designing and HRD Program

Jerry Gillet and Seteven Eggland (2002) identified for managers of HRD an eight-point strategy for designing cost-effective, reputable learning programs that can survive economic crises and internal/external changes affecting the organization. 1. Establish a written HRD philosophy. There should be a written HRD philosophy that states unequivocally that effective human resource development can improve performance…

Soft Skills for HR Professionals…

Introduction To work in any profession, one should not only have “Subject Matter Expertise” but also personality, behavior, decorum, mannerism, attitude, professional approach, and thinking to work efficiently and to sustain in that given profession. Failing which, irrespective of your knowledge, education and background you will never be able to grow in that profession. This…

Managing Change and Transition

Introduction Pick any industry and chances are that it looked very different in the 1970s than it did in the 1980s. Likewise, the industries of the 1980s had changed drastically by the succeeding decade. Agribusiness. Air Travel. Auto manufacturing. Banking. Biotech. Computers.  Electronics.  Pharmaceuticals. Steel. Software. Telecommunications. Each of These established industries has passed through…

The Human Capital

The term human capital is recognition that people in organisations and businesses are an important and essential asset who contributes to development and growth, in a similar way as physical assets such as machines and money. The collective attitudes, skills and abilities of people contribute to organisational performance and productivity. Any expenditure in training, development,…

Writing an effective C.V.

Keep your curriculum vitae simple. Your curriculum vitae must be concise. Your curriculum vitae must be easy to read. Your curriculum vitae must sell you. And your curriculum vitae must be tailored to what the reader is looking for. These CV and letter principles apply to all career moves. Having a good CV is essential…