Developing human resources

Sarah Gilmore

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

The main objectives of this chapter are:
- to locate the demand for skilled workers within a wider context of heightened competition and fluctuating economic conditions, to explore the changing nature of skill, and to outline key government initiatives in this area;
- to explore the ways in which training and development activities are typically structured, enacted and evaluated using the model of the systematic training cycle, offering a critique of its continued application;
- to assess the extent to which a shift is occurring from training to learning via an exploration of the learning organization, communities of practice, and knowledge management, looking at what the implications might be of such a change in focus for learners and for the training function where it exists;
- to illustrate the relationship that exists between HRM and learning, training, and development activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman resource management
EditorsSarah Gilmore, Steve Williams
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages111-131
Edition2nd
ISBN (Print)9780199605484
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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