ERIC Number: ED365840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Managing a Small HRD Department: You Can Do More than You Think. First Edition.
McCoy, Carol P.
This book is a tool kit for human resource development (HRD) and training managers, trainers, and administrative assistants in small HRD departments. Part 1 deals with the challenges and opportunities of managing a small HRD department and with planning the strategy. Chapter 1 gives a sense of the workings of small HRD departments. Chapter 2 explains how to build a partnership with senior management. Chapter 3 tells how to create and develop a business-focused HRD plan. Chapter 4 presents the advantages and disadvantages of various delivery methods. Chapter 5 deals with the budget implications of different resource strategies and reviews elements of a sound HRD budget. Part 2 deals with issues involved in implementing the plan. Chapter 6 describes the program development process and the HRD manager's role in it. Chapter 7 addresses effective marketing of HRD programs and services. Chapter 8 discusses the roles of the HRD manager and administrative assistant in the delivery and administration of HRD programs and services. Chapter 9 discusses benefits of tracking the effectiveness of programs and suggests how to do so. Part 3 summarizes ongoing management issues in a small department. Chapters 10-12 deal with managing a budget, developing one's own and one's staff's skills, and preparing for the future. A resources section contains a detailed action plan and 14 other worksheets to plan and evaluate training activities. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Marketing, Needs Assessment, Program Administration, Program Budgeting, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Retraining, Small Businesses, Staff Development
Jossey-Bass Inc., 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-1310 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Jossey-Bass Management Series.