Research Article Open Access

Outcomes of Human Resource Development Interventions

Abdullah Haslinda1
  • 1 , Afganistan
Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 5 No. 1, 2009, 25-32


Submitted On: 22 July 2008
Published On: 31 March 2009

How to Cite: Haslinda, A. (2009). Outcomes of Human Resource Development Interventions. Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), 25-32.


Problem statement: In Malaysia, Human Resource Development (HRD) plays an important role in the economic development of the country. Despite government policies encouraging the implementation of HRD activities, as well as the substantial infrastructural and financial support provided, the benefits or outcomes of the HRD activities being implemented and provided to employees have not been examined. The aim of this study was to examine the outcomes of HRD interventions using the fundamental aspects of HRD’s definitions. Approach: This study utilised a mixed method approach, combining questionnaire surveys and interviews with HR practitioners. Results: The findings suggested that HRD programs and activities being implemented and provided to employees in manufacturing firms in Malaysia generate individual and team development as well as work process improvement, but do not support HRD strategic planning for organizational change. Conclusion/Recommendations: This study implied that HRD programs and activities implemented had not been strategically planned and aligned with organizational goals and objectives. The limitations of the study and recommendations for further research were discussed.



  • Outcomes of HRD
  • individual development
  • work process improvement
  • organizational change