Developed for busy HR practitioners and trainers, this book provides a concise guide to the theory and practice of employee training in contemporary organizations. Reflecting the importance of employee development to learning-based organisations in the knowledge economy, it clearly links employee training needs to business development and offers an accessible guide to current theories combined with research-based practical guidance in how to design effective training programs.
Covering all the current theories about training and development and the latest thinking about workplace learning interventions, this concise, practical guide will be an essential source for HR practitioners and line managers seeking improve organizational learning and performance.
About the Author
Dr Antonios Panagiotakopoulos holds a PhD in Human Resource Management from the University of Leeds, where he serves as a Research fellow and dissertation tutor at the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC). He has previously worked as a Lecturer in HRM teaching courses at Leeds University and Chester University, as well as a Senior Lecturer of HRM in several Higher Education Institutions in Greece (e.g. New York College, American College of Greece etc). During his career he has won several teaching and research awards, whilst his articles have been published in various international peer-reviewed academic journals including ‘the International Journal of Training and Development’, the ‘Journal of Business Strategy’, ‘The Learning Organization’ etc.
Table of Contents
Aims of the book
Chapter 1: The learning process
Chapter 2: Training and organizational performance
Chapter 3: The systematic approach to employee training
Chapter 4: Informal learning at work
Chapter 5: Creating the learning organization
Chapter 6: Development of ‘soft skills’
Chapter 7: Giving effective presentations
Chapter 8: Practical exercises for employee training interventions