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Human resource development : a concise introduction

Author: Ronan Carbery; Christine Cross
Publisher: London : Palgrave, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A brand new concise introductory text in human resource development that has a skills-building, practical focus yet is underpinned by the latest academic research. Highly engaging and accessible it brings the subject to life through innovative learning tools including videos and active case studies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2015001018
(OCoLC)886489320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronan Carbery; Christine Cross
ISBN: 9781137360106 1137360100
OCLC Number: 922951301
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 270 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover ; Contents; List of Figures ; List of Tables ; Contributor Biographies ; Tour of the Book ; Spotlight on Skills: Text and Video Feature ; Case Study Grid ; Mapping of the Text to CIPD Standards ; Skills Development ; Preface and Editors' Acknowledgements ; Foreword ; Chapter 1 Introduction to HRD ; Learning Outcomes Introduction What Is HRD? ; What are the Key Differences Between Training, Development, Learning and Education? ; What is the Value of HRD for Individuals, Organizations and Society? ; What is the Context of HRD? ; How is HRD Related to HRM? ; Who Is Responsible for HRD? ; National HRD; HRD in Small Organizations ; Structure of the Book ; Conclusion ; Chapter Review Questions; Further Reading ; Useful Websites; Bibliography ; Part 1 Fundamentals of HRD; Chapter 2 Strategic HRD Learning Outcomes Introduction ; Defining HRD and Strategic HRD ; Theoretical Models of SHRD ; Creating a SHRD Culture: Practical Steps Which Facilitate SHRD ; Practicalities for the HRD Specialist: Performing to a Strategic Level ; Strategic HRD in SMEs ; What Happens when HRD is not a Strategic Activity? ; Summary ; Chapter Review Questions; Further Reading; Useful Websites; Bibliography ; Chapter 3 Managing the HRD Function ; Learning Outcomes ; Introduction The Role of the HRD Function Formulating an HRD Strategy ; Developing a Learning Strategy to Support HRD ; What Types of Learning Activities are Prioritized? ; How does Learning take place in Organizations? ; Budgeting for HRD Activities ; Managing Processes and Services ; Managing People ; The Difference in Approaches between SMEs and Large Organizations ; Summary ; Chapter Review Questions; Further Reading; Useful Websites; Bibliography ; Chapter 4 Individual-Level Learning Learning Outcomes Introduction ; Learning: What is it and How Does it Occur? ; Types of Learning: Formal and Informal ; Human and Dispositional Factors Influencing Learning; Barriers to Learning ; Learning Theories ; Experiential Learning and the Learning Cycle ; Emotions and Learning ; Learning Styles
Responsibility: edited by Ronan Carbery and Christine Cross.

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