The strategic role of human resource development in developing competitive advantage

Abstract

This research aims at highlighting the strategic role of human resource development in developing competitive advantage in light of the great challenges and rapid changes witnessed in recent years in the business world. The human element is the main engine of the organization's resources, especially when it possesses the skill quality and cognitive abilities commensurate with the nature of work. Therefore, this research focuses on the importance of human resources development strategy in contemporary organizations and reviews the summary of literature and theoretical foundations related to human resources development, as well as various philosophical concepts related to the competitive advantage and to indicate the important role played by the HRD strategy in developing the Organization's competitive advantage in general, and in achieving organizational efficiency and effectiveness and the success of the Organization, and based on the study data found that there is a direct and complementary relationship between the level of implementation of human resources development strategy and the level of competitive advantage in the institution, Quality and qualified human resources are the right way to achieve profitability, survival and growth goals. The research highlights the role of human resources development processes in motivating individuals and facilitating institutional innovation as a competing entity among the surroundings.