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  • Managerial practice indicates that human resources are the most valuable resource in an organization. To that end, organizations have discovered the value of employee development and have created human resource departments to focus on that outcome. There are a myriad of benefits for an organization to place significance on the development of the employee and numerous ways to accomplish this development. Effects like job satisfaction, employee morale, and production help the organization reach for success. Orientation, training, and motivation are some of the ways in which the development can take place. The process of employee development begins in the hiring and staffing stage. One Major League Baseball organization uses interest inventories and personality assessment tools to understand its future employees. Not only does it use the information in hiring, the organization uses these tests to place the employee in the right setting for his or her success. Further, the information from these tests is used in the development process. The supervisor and human relations department work in tandem to ensure the communication with the employee is efficient and effective.

author list (cited authors)

  • Swayne, L., & Dodds, M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Swayne, Linda||Dodds, Mark

editor list (cited editors)

  • Swayne, L. E., & Dodds, M.

Book Title

  • Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing

publication date

  • January 2011