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Parent term: Employment1 definition, 3 child terms
An employer is a person who operates his or her own unincorporated economic enterprise or engages independently in a profession or trade, and hires one or more employees. (Definition also used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Source: Wahba 2013, Global
The term “employer learning” is typically associated with a class of empirically testable models in which employers learn the productivity of workers over time. In these models, employers are assumed to use schooling attainment and other readily observed signals to predict productivity and set wages at the start of the career; as workers’ careers evolve, true productivity is revealed and the role of schooling in the wage setting process declines.
Source: Light/Mc Gee 2011, USA
Institutional or work-based training that is delivered by external or in-house training personnel and paid for by the employer. May also be referred to as employer-sponsored training.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
Learning carried out by employed people partly or fully financed by their employers (direct sponsorship) and/or which took place during paid working hours (indirect sponsorship).
Source: CEDEFOP (Stats) 2015, Europe
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page date 2014-07-24
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