The IUP Journal of Management Research
A Study of Human Resource Development Climate in a Garment Manufacturing Company in Chennai

Article Details
Pub. Date : Jan, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Management Research
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJMR040122
Author Name : A Sasirekha and A Stephen
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 21



The importance of Human Resource Development (HRD) has grown exponentially, as it supports employees to develop personal and organizational skills, knowledge, and abilities. This study intends to ascertain the HRD climate, with focus on employee satisfaction, in a garment manufacturing company in Chennai, and to understand whether there exists any gender difference in this regard. The primary data, collected from a sample of 122 at different managerial levels, revealed that the HRD climate in the organization is highly satisfactory. The study also found that there exists a positive relationship between the employees' experience and satisfaction level, whereas their satisfaction level differs with respect to gender and managerial position.


Human resources are one of the principal assets of any organization. An organization has to continuously prepare and nurture its employees to encounter challenges in the dynamic environment. It can be accomplished by creating a compatible human resource development environment. Human Resource Development (HRD) fosters long-term work-related learning capacity at individual, group and organizational levels (Watkins, 1991). It is the process of increasing the capacity of the human resource through development by adding value to individuals, teams or an organization as a human system (The American Society for Training and Development), and is the framework for helping employees develop their personal and organizational skills, knowledge, and abilities (Heathfield, 2018). HRD is the integrated use of training and career development efforts to improve individual,