Technological advances and rapid changes in workforce demographics pose extensive challenges to human resources program evaluators. But little has been done to document successful human resources program assessment and implementation strategies. The Human Resources Program-Evaluation Handbook is the first book to present state-of-the-art procedures for evaluating and improving human resources programmes. The editors provide a user-friendly yet scientifically rigorous `how to' guide to organizational programme-evaluation. Integrating perspectives from a variety of human resources and organizational behaviour programmes, a wide array of contributing professors, consultants and government personnel successfully link scientific information to practical application. Offering authoritative guidance to both novice and experienced program evaluators, this unique guidebook includes - New perspectives on organizational program-evaluation - Methods to assess the efficiency of human resources programs - Identification of potential pitfalls - Real-life examples - Additional references for program-evaluation best practices The Human Resources Program-Evaluation Handbook provides program-evaluation teams with content-specific guidance. Supplying useful and accurate evaluation techniques, the editors present a manual for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of most major types of human resources programs.
|Publication date:||28th August 2003|
|Author:||Jack E. Edwards|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
In addition to editing this book, Jack Edwards has published two survey books cited in the Recommended Readings section of this chapter. He is currently an Assistant Director in the Office of Applied Research and Methods at the U.S. General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. His prior positions include Chief of the Personnel Survey Branch at the Defense Manpower Data Center and tenured Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. (The opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. General Accounting Office.) I have been at ...More About Jack E. Edwards