SUBJECT: TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT AND THE NEED FOR TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS
1. HRD skills or competence that an HRD manager needs and how these skills are acquired.
The world is rapidly changing and to be a success, there must be maximum use of all resources (physical, financial, information, and human resources) whether for a nation, organization or individual. After huge investments in the physical, financial and information and knowledge resources, the human resources which comprises the workforce of an organisation remains the leverage point where significant differences can be made in the lives of the employees, their careers and the organisation.
Human Resource Development (HRD) involves helping individuals in organisations to
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The HRD manager must have the skill to know the best cost effective method to deliver any HRD initiative. Examples is to know when to inculcate identified staff with competencies that can be trained to also perform train the trainers programs and further take the training at the individual level. • He must have the skills to develop long-range plans and strategies, policies to meet organisational development plans taking into consideration the external business environment in which the organisation and individual employees operate. • For personal skills: The HRD manager must be able to show adaptability to change where an organisation has for example decided to change certain strategies as a result of new challenges posed by the current business environment. The HRD manager must immediately embrace the change and be able to serve as the change agent in the organisation by reflecting the new management perspective and highlighting the benefits of the change. Developing strategies that will capture management perspective vis a vis organisational goals and objectives. To demonstrate adaptability he must a model for personal development himself. • The HRD manager must have very good interpersonal skills and human relations, as his job requires constant interaction with almost all department and units within the organisation. He must be able to work with other managers even from various departments