Raymond Noe’s Employee Training and Development sets the standard in this course area. First introduced in 1998, ETD became the market-defining text within 6 months of publication. Its popularity is due to its lively writing style and relevant examples of the most up-to-date developments in training, research and practice, including the strategic role of training and the use of new technologies in training. Employee Training and Development strikes a balance between research and real company practices. It provides students with a solid background in the fundamentals of training and development such as needs assessment, transfer of training, learning environment design, methods, and evaluation. To help students better understand the relationship between the main elements of the book, the book is now organized into five different parts. Part I focuses on the context for training and development and includes a chapter devoted to strategic training. Part II includes coverage related to the fundamentals of designing training programs. Chapters in Part II focus on needs assessment, learning theories and program design, transfer of training, and training evaluation. Part III focuses on training and development methods and includes chapters devoted to traditional training methods, e-learning and the use of technology in training, employee development, and special issues in employee development, such as managing diversity, succession planning, and cross-cultural preparation. Chapters in Part IV cover career issues and how companies manage careers, as well as challenges in career management, such as dealing with work-life conflict, retirement, and socialization. Finally, Part V provides a look at the future of training and development.
Gotta be something better out there
By Mama Mur - August 5, 2011
I've been studying this book for 4 weeks now and it's awful. The author of this book drones on and on about the same things over and over. He gives hundreds of examples - many of which are unnecessary; there just seems to be so much unnecessary reading to get to his point. Also, I'm currently reading chapter eight which discusses E-Learning and technology. Here's a section of the book where it is imperative to include the most up-to-date information possible and he's talking about laser "disks" and floppy disks - floppy disks being the most common Computer-Based Training technology! And, yes, that's right - he spelled disc with a "K". And for being an expert in the field of "Training", the layout of his book and the style he chose are so bland and boring. Absolutely no color in his charts or graphs or tables and no photographs. The vocabulary and definitions are mixed in with the main reading content and precise definitions are not always given. The ironic thing is, he... read more
Great Book content - but the Kindle version is terrible
By DAC - October 15, 2011
I purchased this book in the Kindle format for a graduate class I'm taking . I've purchased several e-books and many of my textbooks for grad school and have enjoyed being able to use my iPad for reading and studying. I was disappointed to learn that Amazon has a new Kindle format that doesn't work on my iPad. It took two weeks for the Amazon help desk to tell me why I couldn't download the book to my iPad. Amazon did offer to refund my money, but at that point waiting to order the print edition would have put me behind in my class reading. And, I wanted the digital format, that's why I bought it in the first place. Before I purchased the book I double checked Amazon's information about the number of devices I could download the digital book. It was clear - only 2. My intent was to download to my MacBook AND my iPad. Nowhere did Amazon state that this format would not work on an iPad. Since I've purchased other textbooks from Amazon in digital format it never occurred to me... read more
Why call it a Kindle edition?
By Janet - December 3, 2011
I just purchased this book for an upcoming class. I knew before I purchased it that I would not be able to use it on my iPad. I also discovered that I can't use it on my Kindle either. Why is it called a Kindle edition if it can't be used on a Kindle?
As a college student I want access to electronic books because of their portability. Requiring that a Kindle edition ebook be viewable only on a Mac or PC defeats the purpose of using ebooks. I do not carry my laptop with me, I do carry my iPad and Kindle.
Don't call it a Kindle edition when it can't be downloaded to a Kindle or a mobile device with a Kindle app.
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