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ERIC Number: ED474225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 23
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HRD in Difficult Times. Symposium.
This document contains three papers on challenges facing human resource development today. "In Difficult Times: Influences of Attitudes and Expectations Towards Training and Redeployment Opportunities in a Hospital Retraction Programme" (Sandra Watson, Jeff Hyman) presents reasons behind the low uptake of training and redeployment opportunities in a mental health hospital downsizing. It examines social-psychological effects on barriers and motivation to training and re-employment and reports on a number of extrinsic and intrinsic factors that inhibit staff from leaving the hospital. "A Qualitative Study of Nonexempt Employees: Careers or Jobs?" (Kimberly S. McDonald) discusses the results of an exploratory study of career development activities, concerns and needs of nonexempt employees, which included a continuum of needs and interests regarding career development. "Is Work Sharing a Better Option for Organizational Development?" (Steve L. Whatley, Chan Lee, Lisa Moten) reports on interviews conducted with and observations of German organizational development employees. The implications of the paper indicate that work sharing is successful in Germany and that human resource development professionals should conduct further research into work sharing as a viable alternative to employee layoffs. All three papers include bibliographies. (AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany