OBJECTIVE: To determine the measures employers in the construction industry take to promote sustainable employability, the barriers and facilitators that influence implementation and employer needs.
METHODS: Questionnaire among 499 employers and interviews with 17 employers.
RESULTS: Employers expressed a need for alternative jobs for workers who can no longer perform physically demanding tasks, as well as means to stimulate proactive employee behavior. Measures frequently targeted the work environment (95%) and employee health (79%), less frequently personal development (63%) and organization (65%). Implementation was influenced by economic factors, rules and regulations, client demands, employee demands, company vision, company culture, and time/manpower/expertise.
CONCLUSIONS: Implementation of measures aimed at reducing physical load and the promotion of personal development are needed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2017|
- Journal Article