Learning and Development (Including Knowledge Management)

This discipline covers the overall arrangement of the organization in terms of its long and short term plans for development of its human resources. It includes systematic and planned interventions for enhancing organizational effectiveness and development of its employees; training need identification, learning design and providing its people with the necessary skills to meet current and future job demands. Learning and Development also incorporates matters that focus on technology, metrics and other methods of evaluating effectiveness of learning initiatives. This discipline provides further focus on knowledge management and latest trends in training and effective development practices. Talent assessment and development, leadership development and succession planning are encompassed in the Talent Development, Engagement and Retention discipline.

Articles

Careers in Human Resource Management
Are you considering human resource management as a career choice? Wise decision! Not only do HR professionals contribute to business viability and success through the strategic management of human capital, but the profession itself continues to increase its stature as a career choice, pursued by many in today...
Measuring the Returns from E-Learning in Organizations

By Abhinaya Chakkirala

7/12/2012

In this age of speed of execution and impatience in implementation, companies expect their employees to hit the ground running and they are increasingly depending on their Learning...

Research Papers

17/12/2010

Scope—This article describes the financial competency challenge, highlights the main issues of concern for employers and HR professionals and provides suggestions for assessment and corrective action.

Overview
The purposes of this article are to describe the financial competency...

SHRM Briefly Stated ROI Series
11/1/2005

As the number of industrialized nations shift to a knowledge economy, the demand for knowledge workers...

By Daniel G. Groleau, Ph.D., SPHR

1/1/2005

Introduction
Simply stated, andragogy is the art and science of teaching adults. The andragogical learning model postulated by Malcolm Knowles (1984) rests on the premise that teaching adults should differ from teaching adolescents and...

Case Studies

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Tools & Templates

What is job swapping? Is it the same as cross-training?

15/06/2012

Job swapping is when two employees in different departments "swap" or exchange jobs for a defined period of time. Typically, the employees have similar knowledge and skill sets that allow each to cover the other while on the job swap and eventually go back to their original positions. For example, an individual in marketing...

Training: What are the components of a lesson plan?

When HR is tasked with developing training in-house, a properly developed lesson plan is essential to facilitating an engaging and productive training session. Lesson plans include the introduction, body, conclusion and feedback.

The introduction describes why the training is needed, explains what is in it for the participant and...

How do I introduce Learning and Development formally in a mid- sized organization?

24/04/2012

Learning is critical for organizations to remain competitive in order to deal with current and future challenges. Rapid changes in the business environment and changing organisation business strategy has made learning environment very complex for organizations’ of today.

Key Success Factors

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Blogs

SHRM INDIA
A sizeable number of writings exist today, which bewail the gap between what is taught at schools and colleges versus what is really needed by businesses to be sustainable in a contemporary knowledge-based economy. Senior business leadership often cites workforce talent as a key concern in global competitive environment. As rightly put forward by...
Subject Matter Expert
In WHAT’S NEXT IN LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT: REFLECTIONS OF A PRACTITIONER, an article I wrote for SHRM India, amongst other issues, I reflected on ‘boundaries.’ The boundaries of the organization are being redrawn due to varying physical stations of the learner – home, project and base location for example. This blurring may imply that ‘...
SHRM INDIA
I was sitting with the CEO of a mid-size organisation a couple of weeks ago. We were discussing the big challenge - execution of strategy to achieve business results - facing all CEOs today, irrespective of the country they operate in. I have spoken to many CEOs about this challenge while working with their leadership teams to facilitate their...

Featured Books & Publications

Expert Panel Discussion (EPD) The purpose of the EPD was to bring together leading experts in the area of Learning and development (L&D) to examine the current and future context and climate for L&D in India. The agenda was to identify what is going well in L&D today, current and future issues and challenges for L&D, find...
By Janice A. Miller, SPHR and Diana M. Osinski, SPHR, Reviewed July 2002 Introduction The training needs assessment is a critical activity for the training and development function. Whether you are a human resource generalist or a specialist, you should be adept at performing a training needs assessment. This paper will begin with an overview of...
By Amy Mueller, Reviewed July 2002 2/1/2001 If you're like most training professionals, then you're probably engaged in a constant search for ways to present information in an interesting and effective manner. While you may have tried some learning activities in your training programs, these activities may or may not have been effective. One key...