ECER 2000 Proceedings
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What works in enhancing HRD effectiveness?
The paper will present the findings from a survey among 44 Dutch companies and four groups of employees within each company, indicating that the process of strategic HRD aligning is an important predictor for HRD effectiveness. The (perceived) HRD effectiveness is even extra positive, as the mean company score on the quality of HRD aligning is higher. The findings also indicate that no differences in perceived HRD effectiveness was observed for some contextual factors (e.g. size and structure of the company, structure of the HRD function, transfer and evaluation conditions). On the other hand, the findings reveal some factors enhancing or impeding HRD effectiveness, because positive or negative correlation was found between contextual factors such as the quality of the HRD programme, HRD climate, the form the HRD programme takes, position of the HRD department, and perceived HRD effectiveness. These findings might give some explanation for the dissatisfying results of many HRD programmes.
Manning, Sabine; Raffe, David (eds.). 2000. VETNET ECER 2000 proceedings: Current research in European vocational education and human resource development. Berlin: Wissenschaftsforum Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. [Internet: http://www.b.shuttle.de/wifo/vet/ecer00.htm].