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…

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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…

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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,…

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