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HRD in 2020: a hop-on, hop-off city tour

Calver, J, Cuthbert, G, Davison, S, Devins, D, Gold, J, Hughes, I and Tosey, PC (2012) HRD in 2020: a hop-on, hop-off city tour Human Resource Development International. pp. 1-12.

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This article reports on the outcome of a Future Search Conference in the UK to consider human resource development (HRD) in 2020 and beyond. We firstly consider themes from the past into the present. This includes the persistence of solutions in HRD that are systematic, predictable, how apprenticeships in the UK have had to accommodate government policies to ameliorate youth unemployment and the long-standing difficulty for HRD of failing to demonstrate a return on investment (ROI) on activities. We then present four scenarios based on key questions for the future relating to value of HRD and whether this will be a future for HRD. Reponses to the questions form scenario logics which we present against the theme of city tour. Each scenario is explained against the presented logic with positive, negative, ambiguous and uncertain implications for HRD. We suggest that each scenario carries a glimpse of what might be.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Calver, J
Cuthbert, G
Davison, S
Devins, D
Gold, J
Hughes, I
Date : 1 August 2012
DOI : 10.1080/13678868.2012.710107
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:15
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 14:13

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