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International Journal of Trend in Scientific

Research and Development (IJTSRD)

International Open Access Journal
ISSN No: 2456 - 6470 | | Volume - 1 | Issue – 6

Human Resource Development: A Conceptual Exposition

Tirumala Rao Guruvu

Research Scholar in Department of Management,
Rayalaseema University, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh


Development of persons to their maximum potential specific time and designed to bring about the
and the conservation of talent is the Human Resource possibility of behavioral change. Human Resource
Development (HRD) concept. HRD has been defined Development
evelopment in the organization context refers to
as “the process of increasing the knowledge, skills the process whereby the workers are continuously
and the people in society”. But today, there is a little helped in a planned way to –
awareness of the fact that HRD is a contributing
a) Acquire or sharpen capabilities required to
factor for the economic growth of the country.
perform various tasks and functions associated
Without qualitative improvement of human resource
with their present or future expected roles.
the possibilities of an improvement in the standard of
living of the masses are remote. An organization is
b) Develop their general enabling capabilities as
individuals so that they are able to discover
known not by concrete and bricks but by the type of
and exploit their own inner-potential
inner for their
its human resource. It is constructed or destroyed by
own and/ or organizational development
quality and behavior of its people. It has growingly
purposes and
been realized that improvement in manpower in key
to both micro and macros developers. c) Develop an organizational culture where
‘superior/ subordinate’
rdinate’ relationships, ‘team-
INTRODUCTION work’ and ‘collaboration’ among different sub-sub
units, which are strong and contribute to the
Human Resource Development is said to be the care professional well-being,
being, motivation and pride
of a larger system known as human resource system of work.
and HRD is mainly concerned with providing
learning experience for the people associated with an In the area of HRD we can continuously develop the
organization through a behavioral approach adopting people so that, they are competent
co managers and
various processes. The individual is provi
provided with competent workers and committed to the
learning experiences not in isolation but shares organizational goals. With growing importance of
others learning experiences also. Such learning HRD movement, there has been significant increase in
experiences are provided with the main objective of training programme budgets in the organizations. This
developing human beings for their advantage and trend is very noticeable, as many medium and even
producing their powerful physical, mental and smaller sized organizations have begun to initiate
llectual endowments and abilities for the growth training programmes. The workers training through
of organization. HRD activities is not only the process of
In a broader scene, the term HRD means those developing skills of workers; but it is the process
learning experiences which are organized for a of changing attitudes of the workers by involving
them into improving the activities

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