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1st Edition

Effective Workforce Development
A Concise Guide for HR and Line Managers

ISBN 9780367332501
Published September 29, 2019 by Routledge
76 Pages

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Book Description

Developed for busy HR practitioners and trainers, this book provides a concise guide to the theory and practice of employee training in contemporary organisations. Reflecting the importance of employee development to learning-based organisations in the knowledge economy, it clearly links employee training needs to business development and offers an accessible guide to current theories combined with research-based practical guidance in how to design effective training programmes.

Covering all the current theories about training and development and the latest thinking about workplace learning interventions, this concise, practical guide will be an essential source for HR practitioners and line managers seeking  to improve organisational learning and performance.

Table of Contents


Aims of the book


Chapter 1: The learning process

Chapter 2: Training and organisational performance

Chapter 3: The systematic approach to employee training

Chapter 4: Informal learning at work

Chapter 5: Creating the learning organisation

Chapter 6: Development of ‘soft' skills

Chapter 7: Giving effective presentations

Chapter 8: Practical exercises for employee training interventions

Concluding remarks

Further reading


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Dr Antonios Panagiotakopoulos holds a PhD in Human Resource Management from the University of Leeds, where he serves as a Research Fellow and Dissertation Tutor at the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC). He has previously worked as a Lecturer in HRM teaching courses at Leeds University and Chester University, as well as a Senior Lecturer of HRM in several Higher Education Institutions in Greece (e.g. New York College, Athens and American College of Greece). During his career he has won several teaching and research awards, while his articles have been published in various international peer-reviewed academic journals including  International Journal of Training and DevelopmentJournal of Business Strategy, and The Learning Organization.