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HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT is a comprehensive text for undergraduate and graduate courses that prepare students to train and develop people. As such, the book covers the entire field of HRD (as defined by the American Society for Training and Development's competency study), from orientation and skills training, to career and organizational development. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT provides a clear understanding of the concepts, processes, and practices that form the basis of success and shows how concepts and theory can and have been put into practice in a variety of organizations. This textbook focuses on the shared role of line management and human resource specialists in HRD and also reflects the current state of the field, blending real-world practices with up-to-date research.

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Jon M. Werner is a professor in the Department of Management at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Michigan State University. His research has covered topics such as organizational citizenship behavior, training, performance appraisal, legal issues in human resource management, and team effectiveness, as well as actions that managers can engage in to build trust between employees and management. Professor Werner is co-author of MERIT PAY, Second Edition (2005), and serves as Co-editor of Human Resource Development Quarterly, and on the Editorial Board of Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Randy L. DeSimone is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. His research and teaching interests include training, recruitment and selection, work motivation, and leadership.

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PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT. 1. Introduction to Human Resource Development. 2. Employee Behavior and Employee Influences. 3. Learning and HRD. PART 2 FRAMEWORK FOR HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT. 4. How to Assess HRD Needs. 5. How to Design Effective HRD Programs. 6. Evaluating HRD Programs. 7. Implementing HRD Programs. PART 3 HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS. 8. Employee Skills and Technical Training. 9. Socialization and Orientation of Employees. 10. Employee Counseling and Wellness Services. 11. Performance Management and Coaching. 12. Career Development and Management. 13. Management Development. 14. Organization Development and Change. 15. HRD and Diversity: Diversity Training and Beyond. Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index. Endnotes.

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