Each chapter in Human Resource Development provides the reader with commentary, activities and review sections in an integrated approach. The action-oriented approach is vital for practicing managers but increasingly for postgraduate and final year undergraduates who have work experience. It is this aspect of the book that fills a gap that currently exists in the market. This text reflects organizational realities and balances and integrates the coverage of individuals, teams and organizational learning.The book is written in a straightforward manner and explains concepts and key issues in a lucid style. The activities are focused and are better suited to encouraging readers to learn.
The strategic importance of human resource development; Conceptual issues impacting on the contribution of human resources development at strategic and operational levels; Strategic human resource development; Managing the human resource development function; The role of learning in a human resource development context; Factors affecting learning; Training and learning needs assessment; Learning and development design;
Learning and development methods, interventions and practices; The e-learning revolution; Evaluation of strategic human resource development; The changing role of the human resource development professional