Effective Workforce Development: A Concise Guide for HR and Line Managers, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Effective Workforce Development

A Concise Guide for HR and Line Managers, 1st Edition

By Antonios Panagiotakopoulos


72 pages

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Hardback: 9780367332501
pub: 2019-09-26
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Developed for busy HR practitioners and trainers, this book provides a concise guide to the theory and practice of employee training in contemporary organizations. 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 programs.

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 improve organizational learning and performance.

Table of Contents


Aims of the book


Chapter 1: The learning process

Chapter 2: Training and organizational performance

Chapter 3: The systematic approach to employee training

Chapter 4: Informal learning at work

Chapter 5: Creating the learning organization

Chapter 6: Development of ‘soft skills’

Chapter 7: Giving effective presentations

Chapter 8: Practical exercises for employee training interventions

Concluding remarks

Suggested Bibliography


About the Author

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, American College of Greece etc). During his career he has won several teaching and research awards, whilst his articles have been published in various international peer-reviewed academic journals including ‘the International Journal of Training and Development’, the ‘Journal of Business Strategy’, ‘The Learning Organization’ etc.

About the Series

Routledge Focus on Business and Management

The fields of business and management have grown exponentially as areas of research and education. This growth presents challenges for readers trying to keep up with the latest important insights. Routledge Focus on Business and Management presents small books on big topics and how they intersect with the world of business research.

Individually, each title in the series provides coverage of a key academic topic, whilst collectively, the series forms a comprehensive collection across the business disciplines.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Development