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In its description and research of the present context of study and perform of HRD in small agencies, this selection of essays offers a complete and demanding overview of present ways. This assessment ends up in an exploration of a bunch and diversity of HRD tools as they're utilized within the small association context and gives a number examples of analysis and perform on the way to tell and help the educating of HRD.

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It wasn’t much more – the induction was mainly around, one, the computer system, secondly, the QA procedure. You know, what’s expected of you – you don’t just put your bum on a seat, there’s a certain way of doing it and you have to meet certain standards in doing it. My training was around that, and then you’re thrown in at the deep end . . you were expected to watch and listen to the other[s] . . as to how they go about doing the job. (Employee, Bodywork) The obvious benefits of this kind of induction and initial training are that it is cheap and superficially labour-saving.

2001) ‘Helping a small business owner to share knowledge’, Human Resource Development International, 4, 4: 429–50. , Wognum, I. and Pye, J. (2001) ‘SME Network Learning’, in supplement to conference proceedings Second Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe 2001, Perspectives on Learning in the Workplace, 26–7 January 2001, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, pp. 137–40. Stewart, J. (1992) ‘Towards a model of HRD’, Training and Development, October: 26–9. Stewart, J.

1993) Management Research: An introduction, London: Sage. ESRC Research Seminar (2000) Defining HRD: The debate so far, Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK, 5 October 2000. Gibb, A. A. (1997) ‘Small firms’ training and competitiveness: building upon the small business as a learning organization’, International Small Business Journal, 15, 3: 13–29. Harrison, R. (1997) Employee Development, London: Institute of Personnel and Development (IPD). Hill, R. (2001) ‘Human resource development in small and medium-sized enterprises: barriers to national HRD’, unpublished PhD thesis, Nottingham Trent University.

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