Another thingÂ that i came across while searching for the appropriate UK university for a degree in HR was that there was an option of taking the Human Resource Development -HRD path or Human Resource ManagementÂ - HRM path.Â Although i did have an idea about the basic difference between the two there wasÂ still a lot to be learnt in terms of the actual theoritical knowledge which is providedÂ in the curriculum Â of any University.
Majority of the courses provided few common modulesÂ (or subjects, as they are called in UK) present in both HRM & HRD while the remaining modules could be chosen as against a provided setÂ each differentÂ for the two courses.
Now what exactly is HRD.
HRD or Human Resource Development deals with the particular intent of increasing the capabilities & potential of employees by providing continuous learning & development opportunities . This learning Â isÂ provided byÂ appropriate training to enhance skills & knowledge to a level ofÂ carrying out work efficiently. The performance is then monitored & subject to continuous improvement so that growth is maximised for promotion.
Â Well this is as simply & as concisely as I could put it Â Â Â Â Â For its difference with HRM you could check out the previous post in the same section which gives both the art & science view of HR with an MA & MSc Â
Feel free to post any questions in case of any doubts & i’ll answer back with what experience i had as a student