Tag Archives: L&D

Gig Economy Learning and Development: A Whole New World

The way work happens is undergoing a profound shift as an increasing number of people participate in the “gig economy.” There have always been independent workers who hire themselves out for specific tasks or projects, but the explosive growth of the gig economy in recent years has been enabled by specific technologies designed to connect freelancers with consumers and companies who need something specific and limited, whether it’s a ride to a destination (Uber, Lyft), everyday tasks (TaskRabbit), or a limited-scope project for a business (Upwork). The far-reaching implications of this new way of working demands a whole new world of gig economy learning and development (L&D). Continue reading

Learning vs Earning: The Number One Trend for 2019

The transition from one calendar year to another is when you see all the “trend” articles predicting what are going to be the hot developments to watch in 2019, whether the trends are about learning, training, development, HR or other related fields. Buried within many of these articles is one trend that I think is the most important of all: Learning opportunities are becoming as or more important than just salary as job seekers look for their next place of employment. That’s why I call it learning vs earning. It’s not that money isn’t important – it obviously is – but the desire to continue learning has become much stronger than anyone could have foreseen in previous times. Continue reading