Tag: workplace learning

Accepted Publication: On the relation between task variety, social informal learning, and employability

The article “On the relation between task variety, social informal learning, and employability” will soon the published in Vocations & Learning (I’ll update you once it is ready).

Abstract

Fluctuating demands and fast changing job-requirements require organizations to invest in employees so that they are able to take up new tasks. In this respect, fostering employees’ employability is high on the agenda of many organizations. As a prerequisite for creating employability, many scholars have focused on the role of social informal learning. In this study, we extend this perspective and examine the relationships between task variety, social informal learning, and employability. We hypothesized that task variety is a catalyst for social informal learning, which in turn enhances employees’ employability. We contribute empirical evidence for this mechanism. However, while task variety leads to social informal learning and, subsequently, the competences needed for employability, task variety also may have negative direct effects on employability. We discuss the implications of these findings for future research and practice.

Keywords: employability, social informal learning, task variety, workplace learning

Reference

Froehlich, D. E., Segers, M. S. R., Beausaert, S. A. J., & Kremer, M. (Forthcoming). On the relation between task-variety, social informal learning, and employability. Vocations and Learning.

“Constant Evaluation” – Article in “Die Presse”

I was recently interviewed for a commentary on the subject matter of constant peer evaluation, a practice on the rise in several organizations. Here is the link (the article is in German, though!).

By the way, this is linked to a talk I will give at the upcoming Personal Austria conference for HR; expect another post on this!