DescriptionAcross the lifespan, careers underlie a dynamic process of individual choices and external influences. For example, the first major transition in one’s career – from education to work – is no longer a one-off event in which one chooses an occupation for the whole lifetime. Further, careers often do not end with retirement anymore; they rather continue in various forms of bridge employment. At the same time, the general trends in career development may not apply equally to all, for example careers of individuals from disadvantaged groups might take a rather different shape compared to the career models we know. Consequently, these prevailing characteristics of contemporary careers stipulate individual challenges and chances alike. Similarly, organizations and HR managers in particular must find answers to new questions, such as: How can organizations support their workers’ careers in the context of flexible contracts and project work? How can HR practices foster an inclusive environment for workers across different occupations and career stages? And how can HRM support individuals from disadvantaged groups in steering their careers? Addressing these and other questions, this small group meeting (SGM), organized by the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, focuses on state-of-the-art research about careers and inclusivity across the lifespan, introduced by a keynote lecture from Professor Mo Wang (University of Florida, USA).
|Period||9 Mar 2020|
|Degree of Recognition||International|