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Human Resource Development

David Mankin

January 2009

ISBN: 9780199283286

536 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £54.99

Assuming no prior knowledge or experience, this textbook provides an introduction to learning and development. Blending key theories and concepts with a practical approach, the text covers the core areas that line managers and HRD practitioners need to know to design, implement, and evaluate formal training interventions.

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Assuming no prior knowledge or experience, this textbook provides an introduction to learning and development. Blending key theories and concepts with a practical approach, the text covers the core areas that line managers and HRD practitioners need to know to design, implement, and evaluate formal training interventions.

  • Provides a complete introduction to human resource development; unlike other textbooks, assumes no prior knowledge or experience of learning and development
  • Presents the core areas, including the process for formal training interventions, in addition to more contemporary topics such as learning and development in small and medium sized enterprises, and managing knowledge
  • The text uses the UK perspective as a starting point, but also reflects on contemporary debates to offer more global perspectives and international coverage
  • Blends key theories and concepts with a 'how to' approach to enable future HRD practitioners and general line managers to evaluate and implement learning and development initiatives
  • Wide range of features including activities, hints and tips, practitioner perspectives and end of chapter case studies, designed to encourage critical thinking and application.

About the Author(s)

David Mankin, Formely Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Table of Contents

    Part One: The Fundamentals of Human Resource Development
    1:The Context of Human Resource Development
    2:Global Perspectives on Human Resource Development
    3:Developing a Human Resource Development Strategy
    Part Two: The Operational role of Human Resource Development
    4:The Role and Theory of Learning
    5:A Systematic Approach to Human Resource Development
    6:Identifying Human Resource Development Needs, David Mankin
    7:Designing Learning and Development Interventions, John Roscoe & David Mankin
    8:Delivering Learning and Development Interventions
    9:The Evaluation of Learning and Development Interventions, David Simmonds
    Part Three: The Key Themes of Human Resource Development
    10:Managing or Nurturing Knowledge?
    11:Integrating Learning with Work
    12:Human Resource Development in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Rod Stone & David Mankin
    13:Managing the Human Resource Development Function
    14:The Ethical Practitioner
    15:Continuous Professional Development and Reflective Practice

Reviews

Having reviewed the first four chapters, this recent material gives a clear indication of the contribution that this text will make to the field. Chapters five to nine get into the 'nuts and bolts' of the subject and in my view, do so in a way that will appeal to undergraduates and postgraduate readership who may be coming to the topic for the first time. The examples provided are excellent illustrations of theory in practice for what can often be presented as a very dry topic, delivered in a prescriptive, 'to-do' list fashion. - Jeanette Harrison, University of Ulster

In reading these chapters I was interested to see that some were quite detailed - maybe excessively so. Then, thinking about our undergraduate students, I was reminded that they do not necessarily have the experiential 'hooks' for the details of L&D needs, design and evaluation. I think such students, or even PGs with little experience of the L&D function, would find this useful. - Angela Arnold, Glasgow Caledonian University

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