The development and psychometric evaluation of a multi-dimensional measurement instrument of employability - and the impact of ageing

C.M. van der Heijde, Beatrice van der Heijden

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The employability of workers enables organizations to meet their fluctuating demands for numerical and functional flexibility, two very important factors for organizations to remain competitive in today's dynamic markets. Clear definitions and measurement instruments for the concept of employability are needed to facilitate this process, and are a prerequisite for different HRM policies and activities to stimulate the employability of employees. Aging workers are extra at risk to meet the modern and faster changing demands of today's (labor) market. In the present study, a valid and reliable instrument for measuring employability is presented and the employability of different age groups is studied. Supervisors do rate over-fifties less employable as these employees rate themselves.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationAssessment and promotion of work ability, health and well-being of ageing workers. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Work Ability held in Verona, Italy between 18 and 20 October 2004
EditorsG. Costa, W.J.A. Goedhart, J. Ilmarinen
Place of PublicationSan Diego, USA
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2nd International Symposium on Work Ability 2004: Assessment and promotion of work ability, health and well-being of ageing workers - Verona, Italy, Verona, Italy
Duration: 18 Oct 200420 Oct 2004
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameInternational Congress Series (ICS)


Conference2nd International Symposium on Work Ability 2004
Other18-20 October 2004


  • METIS-225535
  • IR-77752

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