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PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by William H. Truesdell, Dory Willer

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CHAPTER8

Human Resource Development

Human resource development (HRD) focuses on the talent, knowledge, and performance of the workforce in an organization in an effort to meet the current and future needs of the organization. Developing, implementing, and evaluating activities and programs that address employee training and development, performance appraisal, and performance management is at the core of HR responsibility. The PHR exam carries an 18 percent weight on the exam for HRD and the SPHR gives a 19 percent focus.

Responsibilities

• Ensure that human resources development activities are compliant with all applicable federal laws and regulations.

• Conduct a needs assessment to identify and establish priorities regarding human resource ...

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