Major workforce and workplace trends influencing the training anddevelopment field in the USA

William J. Rothwell, Judith A. Kolb

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A recent research study sponsored by the US-based Society for Human Resource Management identified six key workforce and workplace trends facing HR managers. These trends focused around changes in technology, globalisation, cost containment, speed in market change, knowledge capital, and change. This article examines the implications of these trends for training and development professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-53
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Training and Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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