Symposium 1491 - Employability 2.0: Innovative Ways Of Studying Employability

Track:
Employability
What:
Symposium
When:
Thursday May 18   01:15 PM to 02:45 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
Where:
O'Connor Theatre
Discussion:
0
 
Employment relations
Employability
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EMPLOYABILITY 2.0: INNOVATIVE WAYS OF STUDYING EMPLOYABILITY
J. Akkermans 1,*, S. Mol 2, S. Pajic 2
1Human Resource Management, VU Amsterdam, 2Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Main Abstract Content: State of the Art
Because of major changes on the labor market – such as increasing flexibility and the need to self-manage one’s career – employability has recently become an important topic of study among scholars worldwide. Although the construct still faces definitional and measurement issues, researchers have made serious progress in improving our understanding of the available forms of employability (e.g., the Employability Process Model of Forrier et al.). Yet, now is the time to take research on employability by integrating perspectives and building theory.
New Perspectives/Contributions
This symposium brings together five papers that advance research on employability in innovative ways. Philippaers et al. enhance our understanding about the employability – performance relationship based on four empirical studies; Blokker et al. innovate by examining the role of employability during the school-to-work transition; Van der Heijden et al. use multisource data and introduce a person-centered approach to employability; Pajic et al. present the results of a meta-analysis on the antecedents and consequences of employability to summarize the state of the art and ; and Peiró and Yeves examine the associations between employability and unemployment among recent graduates.
Research/Practical Implications
Rather than solely focusing on the academic merit and weaknesses of each contribution, our discussant will specifically challenge presenters to highlight the practical implications of their findings for policy makers, educators, and managerial practice. Furthermore, we will endeavor to bring to light suggestions for future research. In so doing, we hope to attract the interest of practitioners and academics alike.
Discussant: Nele de Cuyper, KU Leuven, Belgium
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Moderator
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Associate Professor

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