عنوان مقاله [English]
Today, social networks are emerging as a strategy in systems. It is worth considering and using their capabilities to advance the goals of the organization. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to identify the capabilities of social networks in HRD in Iranian higher education. Capabilities were extracted qualitatively based on key components (learning and community building or interactions) in the VHRD approach. In-depth interviews were conducted with 8 HRD managers and experts at Shahid Beheshti and Sharif University of Technology. The obtained data were analyzed by qualitative content analysis technique. The results showed two main capabilities; Virtual interactive networks and virtual workflows Network learning is significant in human resource development processes. Virtual interactive network with features; Ease of access - Objectivity - Flexibility - Security - Transparency - Diversity - Attractiveness and motivation were considered. Also, the virtual way of learning networking with features; Immediate follow-up of learning outcomes; Ability to record and view virtual problems, needs and successful learning experiences of employees; Continuous and virtual knowledge enhancement of employees; Technology-based pathways in learning; An informative and somewhat cost-effective mechanism was also introduced in staff learning.
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