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Sustainable employability of employees in the knowledge-intensive sector.

André, Marte (2017) Sustainable employability of employees in the knowledge-intensive sector.

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Abstract:The purpose of this study was to identify to what extent certain personal- and work characteristics are related to sustainable employability of employees in the knowledge-intensive sector. Sustainable employability of employees is important for both employees and organizations to deal with the fast-changing work environment. To answer the research question, a case study was conducted in a department of an knowledge-intensive company. Both quantitative and qualitative data were used (mixed method): A questionnaire that was filled in by 46 respondents and 5 interviews with the leaders of the department and the HR manager. The results showed that age had a negative relationship with sustainable employability and that work characteristics were positively related with sustainable employability. Further, positive relationships between health, job conditions and work relations and sustainable employability were partly found. These results can be used by the organization to set up policies regarding sustainable employability and show that in particular policies regarding age, health, job conditions and work relations could be effective for increasing the sustainable employability of employees in this department. Furthermore, these results and this study contributes to the limited literature of sustainable employability of employees in the knowledge-intensive sector in the Netherlands.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74058
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