David McGuire's student-friendly introduction looks at Human Resource Development on an individual, organisational and societal level analysing how HRD can play a major role in organisational innovation, in developing communities and society and in operating on a cross-national and international basis.
Links key training design and learning theories to broader economic and societal issues for a more holistic and in-depth understanding of the field.
Seven brand new chapters ensure a good fit with HRD programmes at all levels and reflect the latest developments in the field, including career development, strategic HRD, knowledge management, the environment, ethics and CSR and the future of HRD.
High profile case studies in each chapter bring the theory to life including Apple, Massive Open Online Courses, Barclays, Stephen Lawrence, Lloyds Pharmacy, Marriott Hotels, Netflix, Black and Decker, Google, Colgate-Palmolive, Marks and Spencer and Valve.
Case vignettes throughout the chapters highlight HRD in action and provoke critical analysis and discussion, including How a Beer Can Aided the Design of Canon's Revolutionary Mini-Copier and The Alaskan Village Set to Disappear Under Water in a Decade.
An Appendix contains advice on preparing for an HRD examination as well as example exam questions and sample answers, to ensure examination success.
Chapters map to the CIPD's requirements at levels 5 and 7 making it an ideal core text for accredited and non-accredited programmes alike.
David McGuire is senior lecturer in human resource development at Edinburgh Napier University.
Chapter 1: Foundations of Human Resource Development Part 1: HRD at the Individual Level Chapter 2: Adult Learning Theories Chapter 3: Creativity and HRD Chapter 4: Career Development Chapter 5: Identity and Diversity Part 2: HRD at the Organisational Level Chapter 6: Training and Development Chapter 7: Evaluating Training Outcomes Chapter 8: Performance Management and HRD Chapter 9: Strategic HRD Chapter 10: Organisational Learning and the Learning Organisation Chapter 11: Knowledge Management Chapter 12: Leadership Development Part 3: HRD at the Societal Level Chapter 13: International HRD Chapter 14: HRD and the Environment Chapter 15: HRD at the Community and Societal Level