Harris, Roger McLeod, Short, Thomas William (Eds.)
2014, XVIII, 387 p. 23 illus.
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A significant collection of scholarly research from an international team of experts in leadership, human resource management, adult education, training and workforce development
Reveals how the concept of workforce development helps organisations to move beyond global human resource management to create a more balanced philosophy for integrating work into a sustainable society
Blends traditional and theoretical perspectives with a range of contemporary issues located in a real-world industrial setting and will leave readers with a broader appreciation of how organisations deal with change, diversity and mobility
Takes a critical outlook in challenging a range of assumptions relating to how and why people are developed at work
This book captures the essence of current workforce development perspectives and draws on extensive global research to uncover a range of issues confronting organisations. Taking primarily an Australian outlook after the global financial crisis and tracing the progress of a national industry sector, each chapter delves into a major area of interest for leaders. Overall, the authors make the case that workforce development is an amalgam of activities influenced by context, politics and economic development.
As the world becomes increasingly connected and mobile, workforce development is proving to be a major activity for organisations because it impacts their longer-term survival and growth. To stay ahead, successful organisations focus on attracting, building, engaging and retaining talented people. However, in a financially turbulent era where strategy changes quickly, workforce development must not only plan and build the capabilities of people at work, but also contribute to making employment more socially sustainable for a better world.
This book provides a thought-provoking collection of scholarly work for business leaders, human resource practitioners and academics working in adult education, business, psychology and social science disciplines. At the same time, it adopts an accessible style for students and others who want to know more about the development of people at work.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Career planning - Critical management studies - HRD - HRM - Human resource management - Learning and development - human resource development - vocational education - workforce development - workplace coaching - workplace learning - workplace mentoring