This article presents an in-depth case study exploring the dynamics of Human Resource Development (HRD) practices in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). As the landscape of higher education undergoes rapid transformations, the importance of nurturing a skilled and adaptable workforce within academic institutions becomes increasingly vital. The study delves into the strategies, challenges, and outcomes of HRD initiatives undertaken by a prominent HEI, providing valuable insights into optimizing human capital development in academia. The research employs a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative interviews with key stakeholders, such as faculty members, administrators, and HR personnel, alongside quantitative data from surveys and performance metrics. Through this comprehensive methodological design, the study analyzes the alignment of HRD policies with the institution's strategic objectives, identifying the factors that influence successful HRD implementation. Findings from the case study shed light on the significance of faculty development programs, talent retention strategies, and the role of leadership in fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth within the HEI. Additionally, the research uncovers the impact of HRD on faculty job satisfaction, professional development, and overall institutional performance. The case study reveals challenges encountered during the HRD process, such as financial constraints, resistance to change, and the need for ongoing evaluation and adaptation of HRD initiatives. Addressing these challenges is crucial for the successful implementation of HRD practices that ensure sustainable institutional success. This article contributes to the growing body of knowledge on HRD in the context of higher education. It offers practical implications for HEIs seeking to enhance their HRD frameworks, providing evidence-based guidance to academic leaders, policymakers, and HR professionals in their pursuit of fostering a skilled and engaged workforce in higher education institutions. Ultimately, the research advocates for a proactive approach to HRD, one that empowers faculty and staff to thrive in an ever-evolving educational landscape, benefiting both the institution and its stakeholders.
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Mallikarjun T Kamble, Kariguleshwar. Human Resource Development in the Higher Education Institutions: A Case study. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2023;14(3):155-8. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2023.00032
Mallikarjun T Kamble, Kariguleshwar. Human Resource Development in the Higher Education Institutions: A Case study. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2023;14(3):155-8. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2023.00032 Available on: https://rjhssonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-14-3-9