The Human Resources Program-Evaluation Handbook is the first book to present state-of-the-art procedures for evaluating and improving human resources programs. Editors Jack E. Edwards, John C. Scott, and Nambury S. Raju provide a user-friendly yet scientifically rigorous "how to" guide to organizational program-evaluation. Integrating perspectives from a variety of human resources and organizational behavior programs, a wide array of contributing professors, consultants, and governmental personnel successfully link scientific information to practical application. Designed for academics and graduate students in industrial-organizational psychology, human resources management, and business, the handbook is also an essential resource for human resources professionals, consultants, and policy makers.
Chapter 1: Overview of Program Evaluation
Program evaluation can be an invaluable tool for professionals interested in maximizing the potential for human resources (HR) programs as a value-added function within the modern organization. By focusing on the strategic role of human resources in the value chain, HR professionals can use well-conducted ...