Is T&D too important for HR?

If your HR department isn’t being strategic, it could lose control of staff development
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/11/2003

Any organization with even the slightest pretense of being an employer of choice will brag about how much training and development it offers employees. But hollow boasting aside, there is a growing recognition among business leaders that ensuring workers have the skills, competencies and knowledge required to do their jobs and meet corporate goals is an important factor in organizational success.

If something is missing from an employee, they need to find out what it is and give it to them — and fast.

This appreciation for the value of good training and development has sparked a contentious debate in some organizations: Is training and development too important to trust HR with?