Human Resource Development Relies Upon a Strong Educational Foundation
Human resource development (HRD) is the framework through which professionals can better develop their talent and manage the resources that are available to an organization. Founded upon the pillars of employee training, performance management, career development, organization development, and talent management, HRD is the art and science of creating an effective, forward–thinking workforce.
In the Handbook of Human Resource Development, Neal Chalofsky, Tonette Rocco, and Michael Lane Morris have compiled a collection of chapters sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development to address the fundamental concepts and issues that HR professionals face daily. The chapers are written and supported by professionals who offer a wide range of experience and who represent the industry from varying international and demographic perspectives. Topics addressed form a comprehensive view of the HRD field and answer a number of key questions.
- Nationally and internationally, how does HRD stand with regard to academic study and research? What is its place in the professional world?
- What are the philosophies, values, and critical perspectives driving HRD forward?
- What theories, research initiatives, and other ideas are required to understand HRD and function successfully within this field?
- As the industry grows, what are the challenges and important issues that professionals expect to face? What hot topics are occupying these professionals now?
The Handbook s insight and guidelines allows students and HR professionals to build a fundamental understanding of HRD as an industry, as a field of research, and for future professional success.
ACADEMY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (AHRD) is an international organization led by the scholarly community and reflective practitioners involved in HRD. Established to support the study of HRD theories, practices, and processes, AHRD encourages the application of research findings, disseminates key industry information, and offers networking opportunities to HRD professionals on a global level. The Academy s Program Excellence Network was created to bolster academic programs by establishing industry standards that are used by graduate programs around the world.
Foreword by R. Wayne Pace vii
About the Editors xi
About the Contributors xiii
Introduction: The Profession and the Discipline xxxviiNeal Chalofsky
Part I Foundations of the Discipline of HRD 1
1 Psychological Foundations of HRD 3Thomas G. Reio, Jr., and Laura C. Batista
2 S ystem Theory and HRD 21Ronald L. Jacobs
3 Adult Learning Theory and Application in HRD 40Victoria J. Marsick, Aliki Nicolaides, and Karen E. Watkins
4 Management and Leadership in HRD 62Marshall Sashkin
5 Organizational Culture and HRD: The Roots, the Landscape, and the Future 80Maria Plakhotnik
Part II Issues and Perspectives on HRD 95
6 Dilemmas in Defining HRD 97Monica M. Lee
7 Perspectives on the Concept of Development for HRD 112K. Peter Kuchinke
8 A Critical, Feminist Turn in HRD: A Humanistic Ethos 125Laura L. Bierema and Maria Cseh
9 Critical HRD 145Sally Anne Sambrook
10 Corporate Social Responsibility and HRD: Uneasy Tensions and Future Directions 164Tara J. Fenwick
Part III Developing the Workforce 181
11 Expertise Through the HRD Lens: Research Trends and Implications 183Robin S. Grenier and Marie–Line Germain
12 Competence: Bases for Employee Effectiveness 201Iris Berdrow and Frederick T. Evers
13 Workplace Learning 215Rob Poell
14 Guiding HRD Research in the Work/Life Interface: The Importance of Work/Life Harmony in the Development of Interventions 228Michael Lane Morris and Heather S. McMillan
15 The Inner Work of Self–Formation in Work–Related Learning 246John M. Dirkx
Part IV Managing the Workforce 263
16 Aging as a Career Development Challenge for Organizations 265Jo G. L. Thijssen, Eva Knies, and Peter L. M. Leisink
17 A Social Justice Paradigm for HRD: Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations 281Marilyn Y. Byrd
18 Disability, Health and Wellness Programs, and the Role of HRD 299Tonette S. Rocco, Lorenzo Bowman, and Lawrence O. Bryant
19 Sexual Orientation and HRD 314Julie Gedro and Jo Tyler
20 International and Cross–Cultural Perspectives of HRD 326AAhad M. Osman–Gani
Part V HRD in the Organization 351
21 Contemporary Career Literature and HRD 353Kimberly S. McDonald and Linda M. Hite
22 T rends and Issues in Integrating Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning for Workplace Performance Improvement 369Doo Hun Lim, Ji Hoon Song, and Seung Won Yoon
23 Linking Motivation to Workplace Learning Transfer: The Role of Implementation Intentions and Personal Initiative 386Reid Bates, Nicole Cannonier, and John–Paul Hatala
24 Coaching 402Cynthia Hunter Roman
25 Mentoring: Perpetuated on a Myth? 425Paul W. Combs
26 Talent Management as a Strategically Aligned Practice 438Wendy E. A. Ruona
Part VI Managing HRD 457
27 HRD Policy: An Overview 459Joshua D. Hawley
28 Legal Aspects of HRD 474Alan Clardy
29 Strategic HRD: Adopting a Philosophy, Strategies, Partnerships, and Transformational Roles 492Jerry W. Gilley and Ann Gilley
30 Morality and Ethics in HRD 510Darlene Russ–Eft
31 HRD in Smaller Firms: Current Issues, Insights, and Future Directions for Research and Practice 526Ciara T. Nolan and Thomas Noel Garavan
Part VII Innovative Applications 547
32 Action Learning: An HRD Tool for Solving Problems, Developing Leaders, Building Teams, and Transforming Organizations 549Michael J. Marquardt
33 Virtual HRD 567Elisabeth Eleanor Bennett and Rochell R. McWhorter
34 Developing Strategic Mindsets in HRD: Toward an Integral Epistemology of Practice 590Lyle Yorks
35 Employee Engagement and HRD: Exploring the Philosophical Underpinnings, Measurement, and Interventions 605Brad Shuck, Kim Nimon, and Drea Zigarmi
36 Emotional Intelligence and Its Critical Role in Developing Human Resources 623Fredrick Muyia Nafukho and Machuma A. H. Muyia
Part VIII Future Directions 641
37 National HRD 643Gary Neil McLean
38 Certification of HRD Professionals 661Vijay Krishna
39 Standards and Accreditation of HRD Academic Programs 673Larry M. Dooley
40 Future Directions for HRD 688Martin B. Kormanik and Thomas J. Shindell
Name Index 709
Subject Index 735