Employee Training and Development, 3rd Edition, by Ray Noe continues to set the standard in this course area. First introduced in 1999, Noe's ETD became the market-leading and market-defining text in this area within 6 months of publication. Instructors and students celebrated the arrival of lively and inspiring text that includes coverage of the most up-to-date developments in training and research and in practice, including the strategic role of training and the use of new technologies in training. . . Noe's ETD finds a real balance between research and real company practices. The text provides students with a solid background in the fundamentals of training and development - needs assessment, transfer of training, designing a learning environment, methods, and evaluation. In addition, the role of training is broadening due to its strategic nature, the changing nature of the workplace, and availability of technology. Current topics such as strategic training and development process, e-learning, blended learning, learning management systems, knowledge management, older workers, issues in work life balance and work life balance programs, protean career are discussed..