Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction

Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction

By: Ronan Carbery (editor), Christine Cross (editor)Paperback

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The field of human resource development (HRD) has emerged as one of the most dynamic and multifaceted areas of business and management for both academics and practitioners. Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction is an engaging and succinct textbook that deals with HRD at a basic introductory level, covering the major areas of HRD, including strategic HRD, the interaction between leadership, talent management and HRD and HRD in large and small enterprises. With a unique blend of theory and practice, this text will help you to succeed in your HRD course and help you to develop important practical skills for your future career. Key features include: * A specially written Skills Development section, which provides guidance on developing your skills in presentation, time management and persuasion. * Spotlight on Skills features, which present the opportunity to diagnose problems and develop solutions in relation to each chapter, then watch video interviews with HR professionals to discover how they would approach a similar dilemma * Building your skills boxes, place you in the position of a line manager and encourage you to reflect on a variety of HRD related issues. * A chapter on Graduate Employability, discussing how the transferable, soft and hard skills of new graduates can best be developed In addition, the Active Case Studies and HRD in the News features, alongside a range of international examples, bring HRD theory to life.

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Ronan Carbery is Senior Lecturer in Management in the School of Management and Marketing at University College Cork, Ireland. Ronan is co-editor of the European Journal of Training and Development. His research interests include career development, talent management and participation in HRD activities. Ronan was awarded the University of Limerick Teaching Excellence award in 2013. He is co-editor of Organisational Behaviour: An Introduction (2016) and Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction (2013) both published by Palgrave Macmillan. Christine Cross lectures in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland where she has extensive experience of teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience levels and has been actively involved in curriculum review and development. Prior to joining UL she worked for a number of the world's leading organisations including Lloyd's bank, Dell Computers and Mars Inc in both management and human resource management roles. In 2010 she was a Visiting Professor at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain.


1. Introduction to HRD; Ronan Carbery PART I: FUNDAMENTALS OF HRD 2. Strategic HRD; Martin McCracken and Thomas N. Garavan 3. Managing the HRD Function; Ronan Carbery 4. Individual-Level Learning; Linda Dowling-Hetherington 5. Organizational Learning; Ronan Carbery 6. Organization Development; Claire Armstrong PART II: PROCESS OF HRD 7. Identifying Learning Needs; Paul Donovan 8. Designing HRD Programmes; Jean McCarthy 9. Delivering HRD Programmes; Christine Cross and Mary Fitzpatrick 10. Evaluating HRD Programmes; Sue Mulhall PART III: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES 11. Managing Talented Employees; Clare Rigg 12. Leadership Development; Thomas N. Garavan 13. Graduate Employability; TJ McCabe 14. Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and HRD; Cliodhna MacKenzie

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/04/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781137360090
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9781137360090
  • weight: 592
  • ISBN10: 1137360097

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