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International Human Resource Development, 3rd Edition by John P Wilson

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02

Strategic human resource development

THOMAS N GARAVAN and RONAN CARBERY

In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell.

(JACK WELCH, 2005)

Learning outcomes

When you have completed this chapter you should be able to:

  • describe the defining features of SHRD;
  • differentiate traditional notions of HRD from SHRD;
  • understand the theoretical reasons for why SHRD can add value to the business;
  • describe a number of theoretical and practical models of SHRD;
  • describe factors that facilitate or enable SHRD in organizations;
  • understand, through the use of case scenarios, how SHRD operates in practice.

Introduction

There is a growing recognition that well-chosen HRD practices can have a direct ...

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