Training in the Workplace

Training in the Workplace

by Helen Rainbird


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ISBN-13: 9780333616727
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 11/07/2000
Series: Management, Work and Organisations Series
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

HELEN RAINBIRD is Professor of Industrial Relations at University College Northampton and an Associate Fellow at the Industrial Relations Research Unit at the University of Warwick. She has researched and written on the interface between industrial relations and vocational training and has a particular interest in trade unions and workplace learning. Her research interests include the comparative European Dimension on training policy and institutions; the relationship between access to learning and inequality at work; and the concept of apprenticeship as a model of learning. She has a close working relationship with the public sector union, UNISON.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview; H.Rainbird.- The Organisation of the Training Function in Large Firms; S.Carey.- Reconciling Individual and Organisational Development: Issues in the Retail Banking Sector; E.Antonacopoulou.- Performance Management and Training; B.Hansen.- Multinational Companies: Innovators or Adaptors?; P.Marginson.- Training in Greenfield Sites; H.Newell.- Training and New Forms of Work Organisation; C.Rees.- Workplace Industrial Relations and Training; J.Heyes.- The Worker Basic Skills 'Crisis': Some Industrial Relations Implications; S.Hoddinott.- Unions and Workplace Learning: Conflict or Cooperation with the Employer?; J.Sutherland & H.Rainbird.- Work Placements for Young People; P.Huddleston.- What Engineers Learn in the Workplace and How They Learn It; P.Senker.- Adult Learning and the Workplace; P.Caldwell.- Workplace Learning and the Limits to Evaluation; L.Holly & H.Rainbird.

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