Frank Dobbin’s Inventing equal opportunities , published by Princeton University Press in 2009, has arrived at just the right time in a France where the theme of “diversity” has permeated big firms and where equal opportunity policies are being debated in the educational system, which, from kindergarten to university, is being accused of fostering ...
Describes the new opportunities programme at An Post, the Irish postal service. Follows on from Part 1 in which the literature on women‐only training was considered. Focuses on the actual operation of the programme. First gives a brief background to the company, then provides evidence of women′s inferior standing at An Post. Applies ideas from Part...
Examines the attitudes of trade unions to training and development and how this has evolved over the last 25 years. Identifies forces which are bringing about a change in attitude and the key challenges for the future.
Considers some of the issues raised in the previous articles. Presents a number of guiding principles for HRD management and looks at a number of structural mechanisms to make a steerer model of stakeholder management practicable.
Reports empirical evidence on stakeholders′ perceptions vis‐à‐vis the HRD function. Examines both internal and external HRD stakeholder groups and identifies their expectations, values, beliefs and evaluation criteria as they relate to the HRD function within the organization.
Examines a stakeholders approach to maintaining training and development, specifically strategic human resource development. Advocates two models of stakeholder management at the strategic level and also examines the issue of stakeholders at the operating level.
Considers the availability of objective criteria for creativity enhancement from relevant applied research. Uses research to address the problem of creativity within the framework of artificial intelligence. Compares thinking to using a map and discusses creativity in terms of making our own maps rather than just following existing maps. Suggests t...