Human Resources Development Review 2008

Human Resources Development Review 2008

Author: Andre Kraak

Publisher: Human Sciences Research Council

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132070181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

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Through 25 chapters authored by some of the leading researchers in the field, the Human Resources Development Review 2008 provides an extensive overview of the contextual factors driving human resources development in South Africa. A key theme throughout the volume is the importance of a multi-faceted skills development strategy operating at three levels. The first entails high-skills policies aimed at expanding export-oriented manufacturing production and services provision, particularly in new globally competitive 'niche' areas. The second relates to the economy's ongoing need for intermediate skills, as is evident in the shortage of skilled artisans and technologists. Finally, the provision of basic, entry-level skills is important in view of the urgent need for large-scale job creation schemes, triggered by public sector initiatives, to ameliorate high levels of unemployment and despondency, especially amongst the youth.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Resource Development

Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Resource Development

Author: Claretha Hughes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319995281

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

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This book explores the role of HRD professionals in ethical and legal decision making in the workplace. While previous books have described the need for ethics in HRD, this book presents ways that HRD scholars and professionals can influence, through collaborative relationships, effective implementation of ethical policies and legal standards in the workplace. The ethical policies of an organization provide a key insight into its values, and this book shows the relationship between those values and HRD practices, such as training and development, career development, and organization development. Exploring such topics as protected classes, diversity intelligence, employee rights, and employee privacy, this book will inform HRD scholars and professionals on researching and enhancing ethical and legal decision making in the workplace.

Handbook of Human Resource Development

Handbook of Human Resource Development

Author: Neal F. Chalofsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118454022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

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Human Resource Development Relies Upon a Strong Educational Foundation 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 chapters 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.

Bridging the Scholar-Practitioner Gap in Human Resources Development

Bridging the Scholar-Practitioner Gap in Human Resources Development

Author: Hughes, Claretha

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466699991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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Human resource professionals are an essential part of an organization; by helping to establish a rapport between employees and their managers and providing individual support, they ensure the overall well-being and success of an establishment. However, in certain sectors, such as academia or industrial settings, their role still remains unclear. Bridging the Scholar-Practitioner Gap in Human Resources Development examines the knowledge breach in the role of human resources professionals and the pivotal role they play in an organization. Featuring timely research, future implications, and practical applications of theoretical assumptions, this publication is a pivotal source for professionals, practitioners, academics, and researchers interested in the impact human resources specialists have in organizational settings.

Skills for Human Development

Skills for Human Development

Author: Lesley Joy Powell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317328513

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Focusing on reimagining the purpose of vocational education and training (VET) and grounded in the reality of a small cohort of young South Africans and an institution seeking to serve them, Skills for Human Development moves beyond the inadequacies of the dominant human capital orthodoxy to present a rich theoretical and practical alternative for VET. Offering a human development and capability approach, it brings social justice to the forefront of the discussion of VET’s purpose at the national, institutional and individual levels. In doing so, this book insists that VET should be about enlarging peoples’ opportunities to live a flourishing life, rather than simply being about narrow employability and productivity. It argues that human development approaches, while acknowledging the importance of work in its broadest sense, offer a better way of bringing together VET and development than the current human capital-inspired orthodoxy. Offering a transformative vision for skills development, this book: Considers the potential contribution skills development could make to broader human development, as well as to economic development Points to an alternative approach to the current and flawed deficit assumptions of VET learners Presents for the first time an alternative evaluative frame for judging VET purpose and quality Presents a timely account of current vocational and education training that is high on the agenda of international policymakers Taking a broad perspective, Skills for Human Development presents a comprehensive and unique framework which bridges theory, policy and practice to give VET institutions a new way of thinking about their practice, and VET policymakers a new way of engaging with global messages of sustainable human development. It is a vital resource for those working on the human development and skills approach in multiple disciplines and offers a grounding framework for international policymakers interested in this growing area.

Beyond Human Resources

Beyond Human Resources

Author: Gonzalo Sánchez

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781839692727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Beyond Human Resources - Research Paths Towards a New Understanding of Workforce Management Within Organizations is a concise and pragmatic book about new trends and future lines in human resource management (HRM). It provides an overview of those crucial topics defining today’s HR function. It includes nine chapters offering a framework about urgent HR challenges and lines of actions to understand how HR adapts and innovates to face new organizational realities. This volume is a useful resource for graduate students in the HR discipline.

Reviews of National Policies for Education: South Africa 2008

Reviews of National Policies for Education: South Africa 2008

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264053526

Category:

Page: 392

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Gives a brief overview of regional issues and the history of education in South Africa and describes the development of education in the country over the past 15 years. It presents an analysis of the education system, identifying key directions for ...

The Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development

The Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development

Author: Rob F. Poell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136727061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 694

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The field of Human Resource Development (HRD) has grown in prominence as an independent discipline from its roots in both management and education since the 1980s. There has been continual debate about the boundaries of HRD ever since. Drawing on a wide and respected international contributor base and with a focus on international markets, this book provides a thematic overview of current knowledge in HRD across the globe. The text is separated into nine sections which explore the origins of the field, adjacent and related fields, theoretical approaches, policy perspectives, interventions, core issues and concerns, HRD as a profession, HRD around the world, and emerging topics and future trends. An epilogue rounds off the volume by considering the present and future states of the discipline, and suggesting areas for further research. The Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development is an essential resource for researchers, students and HRD professionals alike.

Hrd Practices in Apsrtc

Hrd Practices in Apsrtc

Author: Dr. Santosha Pavani Tammineni

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482883626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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A complete study on implementation of HRD practices in APSRTC at zonal level is rare in number. In contrast to the earlier practices, an attempt has been made by the researcher to trace out the impact of HRD practices on employees at zonal level and to investigate whether it is implemented in letter and spirit or not by reviewing operational performance of APSRTC and its financial function. This work is not only an in-depth study of HRD practices in APSRTC; the study also presents an overview of the road transport sector in India. With the advent of globalization, transport sectors are confronted with challenges in improving productivity by successfully meeting the intense level of competition from its counterparts. Business today is in a period of change and uncertainty. The success will largely depend on how these challenges are matched with the utilization of human resources that is at our disposal. It has been very unfortunate that the APSRTC has limited its human resource developmental practices for some cadres at apex level only without taking organizational climate of various zones into account while training their managerial personnel. But the need of the hour is to put more emphasis on all the HRD practices at managerial level in the background of their level of climate. The researcher looks at the problems of implementing HRD practices in the context of changing technological advancement and government policies.

Mean Streets

Mean Streets

Author: Jonathan Crush

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9781920596170

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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This book powerfully demonstrates that some of the most resourceful entrepreneurs in the South African informal economy are migrants and refugees. Yet far from being lauded, they take their life into their hands when they trade on South Africa's 'mean streets'. The book draws attention to what they bring to their adopted country through research into previously unexamined areas of migrant entrepreneurship. Ranging from studies of how migrants have created agglomeration economies in Jeppe and Ivory Park in Johannesburg, to guanxi networks of Chinese entrepreneurs, to competition and cooperation among Somali shop owners, to cross-border informal traders, to the informal transport operators between South Africa and Zimbabwe, the chapters in this book reveal the positive economic contributions of migrants. these include generating employment, paying rents, providing cheaper goods to poor consumers, and supporting formal sector wholesalers and retailers. As well, Mean Streets highlights the xenophobic responses to migrant and refugee entrepreneurs and the challenges they face in running a successful business on the streets.

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Author: Pia Rebello Britto Ph.D.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199343904

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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Early childhood development research offers solutions to several of the world's social and economic problems - solutions that can break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, improve the health, education, and wellbeing of the global population, and yield high rates of return on investment in the formative years of life. And yet over one-third of children worldwide under five years of age still fail to achieve their full developmental potential due to malnutrition, poverty, disease, neglect, and lack of learning opportunities. Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy calls for placing early childhood development at the top of the global policy agenda, enabling children to achieve their full developmental potential and to contribute to equitable economic and social progress worldwide. The volume presents evidence-based programs and policies for advancing the positive development of young children across the globe, focusing on developing countries. An international ensemble of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners present evidence from multiple disciplinary, sectorial, and analytical perspectives, emphasizing the importance of scientific findings in promoting child development and addressing programmatic challenges to quality, sustainability, measurement, finance, and capacity. Sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), the premier international association of developmental scientists, and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), a leading organization for promoting children's wellbeing worldwide, this Handbook will be invaluable to policy advocates, program managers of national governments, international NGOs, and development agencies, as well as to scholars and students in the areas of child development and global policy.