Human Resource Development
- David McGuire - Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK
Human Resource Development
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.
- Instructor's Manual
- PowerPoint Slides
- Additional Case Studies
- Web Links
- SAGE Online Journals
'Dave McGuire has done an outstanding job at clearly linking the old and new in HRD. Combining traditional themes such as adult learning, T&D, and learning organisation, with emerging topics such as creativity, identity, leadership development and (inter)national HRD, he moves our definition of the field forward considerably'
'David McGuire’s book provides a comprehensive overview of traditional human resource development issues while including emerging topics in the discipline as well. Students, instructors and practitioners will benefit from the book’s excellent blending of theory with application. Those new to HRD, as well as experienced professionals, will find this text very readable and highly informative'
I will be adding this text to the recommended book list for the Human Resource Module. It provides learners with a broad spectrum of HR issues for them to read outside the classroom environment
Adds a good reader to our list of recommended books at postgraduate level.
Very valuable Book
Well structured and easy to understand content.
An excellent book, straightforward and can be used in the above mentioned course as a reading material. However, the book is not for first year students, it can be used for second or third year undergraduate students.
This is a comprehensive and easy to understand text on HRD. It is very useful for students in the early stages of their HRD studies as it will give them a good overall knowledge of key issues and concepts in HRD.
An essential reading for all students. Clearly explains all relevant to HRD concepts and introduces students and readers to HRD's fundamentals in a very comprehensive way.
Solid, dependable and refreshing - well written, focused and delivers what you would expect from a book on HRD