This core textbook on human resource development (HRD) focusses on a topic that has emerged as one of the most dynamic and multifaceted areas of business and management for both academics and practitioners. Providing an engaging and succinct discussion of the topic, this textbook tackles HRD from 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, alongside innovative learning tools such as videos and active case studies, this text will help students to succeed in their HRD courses and to develop important practical skills for their future career.
This is the perfect textbook for first and second year undergraduate students, as well as for post-experience students, studying introductory modules on Human Resource Development, Training and Development, or Learning and Development.
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.