Strategic Hrd Essay

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1 STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT HRD4801 Department of Human Resource Management School of Management Sciences University of South Africa Pretoria Only study guide for 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 © 2011 University of South Africa 12 All rights reserved Printed and published by the University of South Africa Muckleneuk, Pretoria 13 14 HRD4801/1/2012–2018 15 98674072 InDesign 16 17 18 Acknowledgements Authors Melanie Bushney Jean Grundling Pat Naves Belia Nel Christoph Vorwerk Critical Reader Dirk Lotriet Terminology Advisors Manasseh Mokgolo Daniel Tshabalala Project Manager Thelma Louw Education Consultant Christo du Preez Editor Janet Sheldon-Heeg Translators Matseleng Mabusela Stanley Madonsela Willie Pretorius Electronic Originator Annemarie Nel Quality Assurance Practitioners Amelia Maebela Lillian Ndhlovu Graphic Designer Dawid Kahts Planning and Co-ordination Granny Malapane 19 INTRODUCTION AND ORIENTATION 20 Dear Learner 1. WELCOME 21 22 Welcome to Strategic Human Resource Development. This module has been developed to give you insight into a dynamic and evolving component of human resource management in the workplace. Not only will you develop your own knowledge and skills in this important module, but you will also be exposed to tools and techniques that will help you to develop and empower others in the workplace – what an exciting opportunity to add value to the lives of other people! We therefore urge you to be aware of the many application possibilities that this module offers as you undertake your learning journey. 23 24 Human resource development (HRD) plays a key role in any organisation. Today’s modern business environment is characterised by so many changes and developments that the HRD or training function requires dynamic
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