Human Resource Development, 5th Edition

  • Jon M. Werner University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Randy L. DeSimone Rhode Island College
  • ISBN-10: 0324578741  |  ISBN-13: 9780324578744
  • 688 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2002, 1998
  • © 2009 | Published
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This comprehensive text covers the entire field of human resource development, from orientation and skills training, to career and organizational development. You'll learn how concepts and theory have been put into practice in a variety of organizations. This sixth edition of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT reflects the current state of the field, blending real-world practices and up-to-date research.

Features and Benefits

  • HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, 6th Edition covers the entire field of HRD (as defined by two different competency studies by the American Society for Training and Development), from orientation and skills training, to career development and organizational development.
  • The authors provide a clear understanding of the concepts, processes, and practices that form the basis of successful HRD.
  • This edition 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.
  • The text reflects the current state of the field, blending real-world practices and up-to-date research.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Human Resource Development.
2. Influences on Employee Behavior.
3. Learning and HRD.
4. Assessing HRD Needs.
5. Designing Effective HRD Programs.
6. Implementing HRD Programs.
7. Evaluating HRD Programs.
8. Employee Socialization and Orientation.
9. Skills and Technical Training.
10. Coaching and Performance Management.
11. Employee Counseling and Wellness Services.
12. Career Management and Development.
13. Management Development.
14. Organization Development and Change.
15. HRD and Diversity: Diversity Training and Beyond.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

What's New

  • Learning objectives and opening questions are at the beginning of each chapter. An opening case in each chapter places the contents of the chapter into a meaningful context. A return to the opening case provides closure and shows how the chapter contents may be used to address the issues in the case.
  • Illustrations, examples, and boxed inserts throughout the book help readers better assimilate the information.
  • A list of key terms and concepts is at the end of each chapter, and a glossary is included at the end of the book.
  • End-of-chapter discussion questions stimulate thought and provide students with an opportunity to discuss and apply the information in the chapter.
  • Exercises have been included in every chapter to provide further experience in applying materials from the text, or to see how the materials relate to a real-world setting.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jon M. Werner

Jon M. Werner is a professor in the Department of Management at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Michigan State University. His research has covered topics such as organizational citizenship behavior, training, performance appraisal, legal issues in human resource management, and team effectiveness, as well as actions that managers can engage in to build trust between employees and management. Professor Werner is co-author of MERIT PAY, Second Edition (2005), and serves as Co-editor of Human Resource Development Quarterly, and on the Editorial Board of Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Randy L. DeSimone

Randy L. DeSimone is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. His research and teaching interests include training, recruitment and selection, work motivation, and leadership.