Hrd Concept Analysis

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In recent years organizations have been heavily influenced by the growth of fierce competition, technological advancements, dynamic customer demands, increasing globalization, and the blurring of organizational boundaries. From this perspective, the need for a systematic process for creating and sustaining improved human performance that can react rapidly and successfully to change in the environment has emerged as an area of utmost importance (Krishnaveni and Sripirabaa, 2008).

Conventionally, the discipline that deals with managing people is referred to as Human Resources (HR). Swanson and Holton (2001) claim that the terminology in HR is always confusing. They indicate that HR could be conceived as an umbrella term that covers
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On the other hand, many authors prefer to join the mentioned perspectives under the broader term HRM and to include HRD as a part, given that HR is a coherent philosophy of thinking whose disciplines cannot be clearly separated. In this context, Stewart and McGoldrick (1996) indicate that both HRD and HRM are part of the `people` function of business organizations.

Attempts to reach a unanimous definition of HRD are still in progress. Hansen and Lee (2009) argue that there are persistent efforts to define HRD, each of which has emerged out of a specific cultural context with specific assumptions, values, and beliefs. The difficulty in identifying what is HRD could refer to the evolving nature of this discipline. Sambrook (1998) argues that the nature of T&D has changed and evolved into what might be described as HRD. Swanson and Holton (2001) state that HRD could be connected originally to its largest component, which is
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In this context, Sambrook (1998) states that the topic, T&D, is explored through the notion of HRD. To reflect the specific interest of this research, this chapter focuses on T&D. this discusses, first, the concepts training, development and T&D, and attempts to clarify the points how to analyze the need, design the training program, implement the training program, and to evaluate the training. Hence the T & D theme which is very much interested will be highlighted by reviewing the literature and by the systematic training cycle
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