How can employee involvement and informal learning help during a pandemic?

This week’s guest blog is from Ying Zhou, a Reader in the Human Resource Management at the University of SurreyDuring the pandemic, the importance of informal learning is likely to grow. Employer-funded training often declines during economic downturns due to the constraints of financial resources.

Under this context, informal learning becomes more important for maintaining and updating one’s skills. Working from home generally increases individuals’ job autonomy which creates excellent opportunities for self-directed learning.

Instead of attending externally-imposed courses, individuals can set their own goals and choose learning materials based on their personal preferences and aspirations… 
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