Not much is the usual answer I get from portfolio workers. Training unbelievably appears to be one of the first things cut in hard times. And politicians and commentators wonder why our productivity is relatively low compared with many other countries.
I don’t have hard data from the UK but recent research from the US clearly shows that most employees are taking responsibility for their own training rather than wait for employers to offer it. This, as any portfolio worker will recognise, is exactly what you have to do when beginning a portfolio career. So what this development shows is that swathes of workers are already beginning to behave like portfolio workers.
“Two-thirds of US human resources professionals who specialize in employee development admit their workers aren’t turning to them for learning. It seems employees are taking matters into their own hands.”
Increasingly you need to focus on what you need to learn to do your present job more effectively or to equip yourselves with skills that you will need to transit into another job or even other jobs. You are responsible for your learning. Don’t wait around to see if others will simply offer it to you.