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Oeij, P. (author), Hulsegge, G. (author), Preenen, P. (author), Vaas, F. (author)
Technologically the logistics sector is rapidly changing as it continually enhances its process optimization. There is a keen eye on continuously improving quick dispatch and delivery, with minimal errors, very low costs, and high flexibility. Although the Dutch logistics sector is certainly advancing technologically, it is not the most...
bookPart 2021
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Dhondt, S. (author)
Companies try to make the best of their inputs. The COVID-19 crisis is an important reason for companies to rethink how they should organise their work. Markets are in turmoil and companies are not sure whether they will manage to sell anything, let alone be sure that they can make the product or provide the service. In times of social distance,...
bookPart 2021
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van den Heuvel, S. (author), Bouwens, L. (author), Eekhout, I. (author), Zoomer, T. (author), Hooftman, W. (author), Oude Hengel, K. (author)
The COVID-19 pandemic and associated measures immediately caused major changes in March 2020. There are signs that these changes have a negative effect on well-being. However, some studies contradict this, particularly those among the working population. The pandemic may actually turn out favorably for some groups, distorting the overall picture...
article 2021
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van Heijster, H. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), van Berkel, J. (author), de Vet, E. (author), Coenen, P. (author)
The aim of the current study was to evaluate whether workplace health promotion programs improve self-perceived health of employees with a low socioeconomic position (SEP), and whether differential effects exist between individuals with a low SEP for gender, marital status or age. Individual participant data from six Dutch intervention studies...
article 2021
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van Dam, L.M.C. (author)
public lecture 2021
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Zwier, D. (author), Damman, M. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author)
Purpose: Previous research has shown that self-employed workers are more likely than employees to retire late or to be uncertain about retirement timing. However, little is known about the underlying mechanisms. This study aims to fill this gap, by focusing on the explanatory role of various job characteristics – flexibility, autonomy, skills...
article 2020
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Oeij, P.R.A. (author)
Many innovations do not get implemented. One reason is the limited innovation adoption of employees. Because they may see innovation as useless, not making their work easier, or that bosses and others do not stimulate its use. We wanted to know how innovation adoption worked in the Dutch logistics sector. We assumed that mindful organising could...
article 2020
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Damman, M. (author), Zwier, D. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author)
Differences in retirement preferences between the self-employed and employees: Do job characteristics play an explanatory role? Prior research has shown that self-employed workers are on average more likely than employees to expect to retire relatively late and to actually do so, and to report uncertainty about their envisioned retirement timing...
book 2020
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Niks, I. (author), van Drongelen, A. (author), Kranenborg, K. (author), van Korte, E. (author), Wiezer, N. (author)
public lecture 2019
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Kadijk, E.A. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), Leijten, F.R.M. (author)
Purpose With an ageing workforce, employees are increasingly confronted with multi-morbidity. Especially physical and mental health problems often occur together. This study aims to (i) explore the effect of multi-morbidity on work ability of ageing employees, more specifically the effects of the number of health problems and the combination of...
article 2019
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Havermans, B.M. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Brouwers, E.P.M. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objective: The objective was to evaluate the process and feasibility of a digital platform-based implementation strategy aimed at work stress prevention. Methods: The process evaluation was performed alongside a controlled trial within a health care organization, in the experimental group (N = 221). Mental models, context, and barriers and...
article 2018
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Sewdas, R. (author), Tamminga, S.J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), de Boer, A.G. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Background With the increase of the statutory retirement age, the number of self-employed older workers will most likely increase. Therefore, this study aimed to explore: 1) the differences in self-rated health and work ability of self-employed workers and employees, 1) whether self-employment is associated with better self-rated health and work...
article 2018
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van der Torre, W. (author), Dirven, H.J. (author), van de Ven, H. (author)
In this article differences in job quality between the self-employed without staff and employees are examined. Data from the Netherlands Survey of the Self-employed and the Netherlands Working Conditions Survey conducted by TNO and Statistics Netherlands were used. Job quality was measured using the OECD framework, consisting of three dimensions...
article 2018
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de Wind, A. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Sewdas, R. (author), Scharn, M. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose In our ageing workforce, the increasing numbers of employees with chronic diseases are encouraged to prolong their working lives. It is important to prevent health deterioration in this vulnerable group. This study aims to investigate whether work characteristics predict health deterioration over a 3-year period among employees with (1)...
article 2018
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van Dongen, J.M. (author), Coffeng, J.K. (author), van Wier, M.F. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bosmans, J.E. (author), van Tulder, M.W. (author)
This study explored the cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment of a combined social and physical environmental worksite health promotion program compared with usual practice, and of both intervention conditions separately. Participants were randomized to the combined intervention (n = 92), social environmental intervention (n = 118),...
article 2017
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Lagerveld, S.E. (author), Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Twisk, J. (author), Schaufeli, W. (author)
To improve interventions that aim to promote return to work (RTW) of workers with common mental disorders (CMD), insight into modifiable predictors of RTW is needed. This study tested the predictive value of self-efficacy change for RTW in addition to preintervention levels of self-efficacy. RTW self-efficacy was measured 5 times within 9 months...
article 2017
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de Wind, A. (author), Burr, H. (author), Pohrt, A. (author), Hasselhorn, H.M.S. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Rugulies, R. (author)
Objectives: The aims of this article are to (1) determine whether and to what extent general perceived health and quality of supervision predict voluntary early retirement pension (VERP) and (2) assess whether quality of supervision modifies the association between general perceived health and VERP. Methods: Employees aged 49–64 years who...
article 2017
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Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Hooftman, W. (author), de Vroome, E. (author)
The central aim of this article is to describe the sustainable employability of employees in the Dutch health care and social work sector, and subsectors such as hospitals, general practices, nursing homes and home care. The main question addressed concerns the future sustainable employability of employees in this sector: until what age are...
article 2017
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Sanders, J.M.A.S. (author)
Sustainable employability has recently become a topical issue in HR literature. Two major developments are responsible for this increased attention. The first is contextual change, requiring businesses to adapt to faster changing markets, causing rapid shifts in the demand for labour and skills. These shifts have severe consequences for the...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Geraedts, A.S. (author), van Dongen, J.M. (author), Kleiboer, A.M. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Cuijpers, P. (author), Bosmans, J.E. (author)
Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a Web-based guided intervention compared with care as usual for employees with depressive symptoms. Methods: A total of 231 employees with depressive symptoms were randomized. Data were collected at baseline, 8 weeks, 6 months, and 12 months. Analyses were conducted from the societal and employer...
article 2015
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