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Sustainable employability for older workers: an explorative survey of belgian companies

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Public Health, April 2016
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Title
Sustainable employability for older workers: an explorative survey of belgian companies
Published in
Archives of Public Health, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13690-016-0128-x
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Authors

Mathieu Verbrugghe, Yoline Kuipers, Bart Vriesacker, Ilse Peeters, Katrien Mortelmans, Verbrugghe, Mathieu, Kuipers, Yoline, Vriesacker, Bart, Peeters, Ilse, Mortelmans, Katrien

Abstract

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is developing an online e-guide, which will provide tips and practical information for each EU country (in their national language(s)) on ageing and occupational health and safety. The e-guide will be launched in 2016 as part of the EU-OSHA campaign on Healthy Workplaces for all ages. The e-guide will present evidence, tools and practical examples of how companies can take action and effectively promote sustainable employability. As part of the development of the e-guide, a cross-sectional study was conducted to survey Belgian employers in April 2015 to determine their specific needs concerning older workers' occupational health and safety issues. Researchers from Milieu Ltd. (Brussels, Belgium), the consultancy company coordinating the e-guide project, and Mensura Occupational Health Services (Brussels, Belgium) developed a 13-item questionnaire. The survey addressed the needs and importance given to sustainable employability of older workers in Belgian companies and evaluated corporate knowledge regarding relevant national policies. The questionnaire was distributed electronically to the management of 22,084 private-sector companies affiliated with Mensura. Ten percent (n = 2133) of recipients opened the e-mail, and 37 % (n = 790) of these completed the questionnaire. In 89 % of the responding companies, sustainable employability of workers aged ≥55 years plays an important role; 70 % have no active sustainable employability policy/initiative; 18 % experience difficulties promoting sustainable employability; and 86 % indicate no need for support to promote sustainable employability. Respondents noted the following health complaints among workers aged ≥55 years: work-related health problems (31 %), stress (26 %), work agreements/type of work (17 %), work/life balance (15 %), and career development and/or training (9 %). Topics concerning health and well-being of workers aged ≥55 years requiring the most attention include motivation (30 %) and adaptation of the workplace to their health requirements (26 %). The e-guide should raise further awareness among employers about the importance of implementing an active sustainable employability policy to prolong working life in a healthy and productive way. The e-guide should also include tools to address work-related health problems and stress, motivation, and adaptation of the workplace to the health requirements of workers aged ≥55 years.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 15%
Student > Master 8 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 10 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Business, Management and Accounting 9 17%
Psychology 7 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 12%
Social Sciences 5 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 6%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 14 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 July 2016.
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#3,990,807
of 8,019,832 outputs
Outputs from Archives of Public Health
#150
of 219 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#135,246
of 271,611 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Public Health
#4
of 11 outputs
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