Human Resource Development

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9780324323375: Human Resource Development

A strong research base and practical hands-on approach make this leading human resources development text popular with instructors and students alike. Appropriate for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, the text offers comprehensive coverage of the field both in terms of foundational HRD processes and primary areas of HRD interventions. Features: * Offering a more comprehensive approach to HRD, the text devotes entire chapters to such key areas as multicultural issues, employee orientation/socialization, coaching, career development, and employee counseling intervention--topics often overlooked by other texts. * The text provides an in-depth examination of the design, implementation, and evaluation of HRD at every level--from the individual employee to the overall organization. * The text incorporates a strong foundation in the HRD process and underlying issues, such as employee behaviour and learning theory. * Numerous in-text examples from actual companies, coupled with perspectives from organization leaders and HRD professionals, reinforce chapter concepts and illustrate the importance of effective HRD to organizational success. * Extremely reader friendly, the text includes many pedagogical features not common to upper-level texts, such as chapter learning objectives, opening cases, lists of key terms and concepts, and end-of-chapter questions to prompt class discussion. Additionally, chapter material is presented in a clear, practical writing style. New to this edition: * Completely updated, the text reflects the latest research from the field, including new developments in the areas of learning, multicultural issues, organizational socialization, career development and organizational development. * Chapter 1 "Introduction to Human Resource Development" incorporates new coverage of the evolving view of the role of the HRD professional, as well as introduces the learning organization, a topic which is later emphasized in Chapter 13 "Organizational Development and Change". * Chapter 3 "Learning and HRD" focuses on advances in cognitive science/psychology as they relate to learning--such as cognitive architectures, acquisition of expert performance and cognitive resource theory. * Chapter 5 "Designing and Implementing Training Programs" spotlights emerging electronic training media, including multimedia platforms and on-line sources. * Chapter 6 "Evaluating HRD Programs" highlights recent thinking on HRD evaluation. Coverage includes a model of learning outcomes for evaluation, return on investment issues and flexibility in selecting a research design for HRD evaluation.

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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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