Impact of the Recession on Age Management Policies

Case Study: DHV, the Netherlands

Published in: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin : Eurofound, 2012), p. 1-6

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2012

by Lidia Villalba van Dijk

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DHV is a company reliant on the knowledge and personal skills of people. People are the most important asset of the company, and as a consequence the philosophy is to ensure strong HR policies that encourage employability and mobility of workers over time for the entire workforce. The company has therefore placed strong emphasis on training and development, on promoting a healthy workforce, as well as on new ways of working, all of which provide more freedom for workers to choose the means to do their work. These measures specifically address the main causes for which older people exit the labour market early (health, degradation of skills, and lack of flexibility in work arrangements).

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