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Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0030319327

Cover of Human Resource Development 3RD 02 (ISBN 978-0030319327)
ISBN13: 978-0030319327
ISBN10: 0030319323
Edition: 3RD 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2002
International: No

Human Resource Development - 3RD 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030319327

Randy DeSimone, John M. Werner and David M. Harris

ISBN13: 978-0030319327
ISBN10: 0030319323
Edition: 3RD 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2002
International: No

Human Resource Development was written primarily to serve as a comprehensive text for undergraduate and graduate courses in business, management, public administration, educational administration, and other fields that prepare students to train and develop other people. As such, the book covers the entire field of HRD (as defined by the American Society for Training and Development?s competency study), from orientation and skills training, to career development and organizational development. Human Resource Development provides a clear understanding of the concepts, processes, and practices that form the basis of success, and shows how concepts and theory can and have been put into practice in a variety of organizations. The book focuses on the shared role of line management and human resource specialists in HRD. It also reflects the current state of the field, blending real-world practices and up-to-date research. In addition to being an appropriate text for academic courses, this book is an excellent resource for HRD professionals and can serve as a comprehensive introduction for managers and supervisors who have had limited (or no) course work or experience with HRD.


  • NEW! Expanded coverage of strategic issues in HRD, and how HRD efforts should align with the goals and objectives of the organization (Chapter 1).
  • NEW! Updated research and statistics on the effectiveness of employee counseling and work site health promotion programs to address issues such as alcohol and drug abuse, stress, hypertension, and fitness (Chapter 11).
  • Presentation and discussion of the shifts that are occurring in career development, including ideas such as the changing or "new" employment relationship, protean careers, new models of careers and career development, team-based career development, and the individual?s responsibility in career development (Chapter 12).
  • Discussion of recent thinking about the nature managerial work, strategic management development, global management development, competency-based management education and development, and new practices in leadership and executive development, including transformational leadership-based and work-experience based approaches (Chapter 13).
  • NEW! Updated discussion of team-based interventions and presentation of organizational development issues created by the advent of the learning organization concept (Chapter 14).
  • NEW! The discussion of the influences on employee behavior has been reorganized to emphasize the macro- to micro-influences on behavior, and how this relates to the ultimate goals of positively impacting personal and organizational outcomes (Chapter 2).
  • Includes a discussion of adult learning theory and how this can be applied to HRD interventions (Chapter 3).
  • NEW! Expanded coverage concerning determining HRD objectives, including two application exercises (Chapter 5).
  • NEW! A new chapter on implementing HRD programs, which includes a description of new training media, including intranet-based training (Chapter 6).
  • Covers the description and evaluation of new models of HRD evaluation, advances in evaluation design, and expanded discussion of the use of return-on-investment (ROI) and utility estimates for communicating HRD effectiveness
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of ways to measure the effectiveness or orientation programs (Chapter 8).
  • NEW! Discussion of changes in federal support for basic skills training, the impact of ISO 9000 standards on quality training and current issues pertaining to safety training (Chapter 9).
  • NEW! An expanded focus on coaching as part of an overall performance management process (Chapter 10).

Author Bio

DeSimone, Randy : Rhode Island College

Werner, John M. : University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Harris, David M. : Rhode Island College

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Human Resource Development.
2. Influences on Employee Behavior.
3. Learning and HRD.
4. Assessment of HRD Needs.
5. Designing Effective HRD Programs.
6. Implementing HRD Programs.
7. Evaluating HRD Programs.
8. Employee Orientation.
9. Skills and Technical Training.
10. Performance Management and Coaching.
11. Employee Counseling Services.
12. Career Management and Development.
13. Management Development.
14. Organization Development and Change.
15. HRD in a Culturally Diverse Environment.

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