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Approaches to Training and Development by Elwood F. Holton, Dugan Laird, Sharon Naquin

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The T&D Department and the Organizational Structure

Trends in Organizational Placement

Organizations are increasingly recognizing that the key to their success is largely contingent upon the capabilities of their employees—their human capital. Organizational performance is understandably dependent upon individual performance. As society moves toward increased emphasis on human rights, so organizations are moving toward sharper focus on developing the human potential. Thus it is only natural that the traditional concept of “Training and Development” has expanded to include concern for Human Resource Development (HRD)—a much broader concept than the old notion of T&D. Swanson and Holton (2001, 4) define HRD as the process for developing and ...

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