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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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Friday, 9 October 2009

Insights on Emerging Trends and the Future of Human Resource Development

Hot on my rapid reviews of Advances in Developing Human Resources (a change from my professional origines in Materials, Minerals and Mining). The foresight focus of my management and MBA blog can hardly ignore this paper, Abstract and link below. Hopefully the DRH's et al will recover from the 2008 financial crises and 2009 considered by The Economist to be the year of the CFO-Chief Financial Officer.

Normally managers who share my professional discipline as a metallurgist and materials scienctist and engineer do not mistake natural physical resources, dead matter as opposed to the human-kind. Could using hard science concepts for the very much softer shorter-life variety be at the problem at heart?
Abstract:
The problem and the solution. The future holds countless challenges. The future cannot be known, and it must not be ignored. Understanding trends and indicators emerging today helps us to proactively think about potential future developments and positions us to constructively shape them. This article reports on a survey of 55 human resource development (HRD) and HRD-related practitioners and academics who identified trends, variables, and challenges that they believe are affecting and will affect the profession during the next 15 to 20 years. by

Refs:
Ruona, W. E. A., Lynham, S. A., & Chermack, T. J. (2003). Insights on emerging
trends and the future of human resource development. Advances in Developing
Human Resources, 5(3), 272-282
Univ. of Georgia, Texas A&M Univ., Univ. of Minnesota resp.

Abstract:
The problem and the solution. The future holds countless challenges. The future cannot be known, and it must not be ignored. Understanding trends and indicators emerging today helps us to proactively think about potential future developments and positions us to constructively shape them. This article reports on a survey of 55 human resource development (HRD) and HRD-related practitioners and academics who identified trends, variables, and challenges that they believe are affecting and will affect the profession during the next 15 to 20 years.

Ref:
Link to Sage Publications
Key words:emerging trends; HRD future role; HRD challenges

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