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Human Resource Development

IDRF Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development (HRD) is the framework for helping employees develop their personal and organizational skills, knowledge, and abilities.

HRD is one of the most significant opportunities that employees seek when they consider you as an employer. The ability, and encouragement, to continue to develop their skills help you to retain and motivate employees.

Human Resource Development includes such opportunities as employee training, employee career development, performance management and development, coaching, mentoring, succession planning, key employee identification, tuition assistance, and organization development.

The focus of all aspects of Human Resource Development is on developing the most superior workforce so that the organization and individual employees can accomplish their work goals in service to customers.

Organizations have many opportunities for human resources or employee development, both within and outside of the workplace.

These are the options that you have for developing your employees. Formal training can add value in your workplace.

Or, Human Resource Development can be informal as in employee coaching by a manager or internal training and development classes taught by internal staff or a consultant. Mentoring by more experienced employees is also recommended for employee development.

It is especially useful as employees become more senior within your organization. Traditionally, executive leaders and senior managers are resistant to training classes and conference educational sessions.

Healthy organizations believe in Human Resource Development and cover all of these bases. One option that is recommended, in preference to many other ways in which organizations develop employees, is to provide internal training either with internal staff or a paid facilitator or consultant. There are advantages to internal employee development. 

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