Workplace learning strategies, barriers, facilitators and outcomes: a qualitative study among human resource management practitioners

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Author: Crouse, Paula; Doyle, Wendy; Young, Jeffrey D.

Abstract:

Recently the role of human resource management (HRM) practitioners has become more professionalized and more strategic. Consequently, HRM practitioners have had to develop new competencies in areas such as change management, influence and technology. Workplace learning, which is important for professional development, is examined for 13 HRM practitioners in government, healthcare, post-secondary education and business organizations in the Halifax Regional Municipality area. Of particular interest were learning strategies, barriers to and facilitators of learning and outcomes of learning. To obtain rich data, practitioners were interviewed face to face using an interview guide. Results indicated that these practitioners are mostly similar to other professional groups in terms of workplace learning, with a few key differences. The similarities and differences are presented, and implications of these findings for HRM practitioners and future directions for research are discussed.

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Recently the role of human resource management (HRM) practitioners has become more professionalized and more strategic. Consequently, HRM practitioners have had to develop new competencies in areas such as change management, influence and technology. Workplace learning, which is important for professional development, is examined for 13 HRM practitioners in government, healthcare, post-secondary education and business organizations in the Halifax Regional Municipality area. Of particular interest were learning strategies, barriers to and facilitators of learning and outcomes of ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Teaching and learning; Outcomes

Keywords: Workplace learning; Human resource development; Professional development

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Abingdon, England: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis, 2011

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Journal title: Human resource development international

Journal volume : 14

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2011

Pages: pp. 39-55

ISSN: 1367-8868; 1469-8374 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call Number:
TD/TNC 103.518



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