The chapters reviewed are part of a Human Resource Management Textbook, first published in 2011 and later under a “Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License” by the University of Minnesota in 2016. All contextual examples are relevant as of 2011, and have not been updated since then.The textbook provides a survey of key human resource management topics. Chapter 8 introduces training and development as an HR function, while Chapter 9 focuses on effective communications strategies an HR professional would use to communicate with employees. The material is primarily text-based, with relevant images and links to external videos and other online resources. Each chapter ends with a chapter summary, a related case, and a follow-up team-based activity.