A model for outsourcing HRD

Simmonds, David A.J. and Gibson, Rebecca (2008) A model for outsourcing HRD. Journal of European Industrial Training, 32 (1). pp. 4-18. ISSN 0309-0590

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03090590810846539


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of approaches to outsourcing HRD in the UK. Design/methodology /approach This paper employs semi-structured interviews and case studies. The research model was developed from a literature review. Findings - There are many problems associated with outsourcing any or all aspects of the IIRIJ function. Approaches to outsourcing vary between firms, largely because their impetus for taking training outside is likely to differ. There are certain key issues that need to be considered when trying to make an outsourced IIRD strategy successful in any organization: making the right decision about what to outsource; engaging the right providers; and putting measures in place to build and maintain a strong, trusting, effective relationship. Research limitations/implications - The model should be further tested, applied and refined as necessary. Practical implications - Organizations wishing to outsource HRD could be guided by the model and findings of this research. Originality/value - A novel and innovative two-part model was developed from a literature review and tested against two large well-known UK organizations. It will be of value to HRD managers and researchers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2009 12:37
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2011 15:47
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/6059

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