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ERIC Number: EJ1209615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1874-785X
On the Relation between Task-Variety, Social Informal Learning, and Employability
Froehlich, Dominik E.; Segers, Mien; Beausaert, Simon; Kremer, Michael
Vocations and Learning, v12 n1 p113-127 Apr 2019
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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