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The Healthy Dutch
                          Workforce


              Source: Eurofound (2012), Sustainable work and the ageing workforce,
              Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.




  Martin C. Overbeeke
  January, 2012




HR trends 2013 - HRM workplace
Differences in age groups 40-49 and 50-59
                             2

                                 •   Begin of the arrow indicates the age
                                     group 40-49 year, the end of the
                                     arrow indicates the age group 50-59
 e                              •   Work seems more sustainable in
                                     these countries
                                 •   The time pressure in the
                                     Netherlands is lower (is related to high
                                     level of part time work)
                                 •   Green arrows: older workers
                                     perceive their working conditions as
                                     less rich but also less subject to time
                                     constraints
                                 •   Blue arrows: older workers perceive
                                     their work as less rich and less
                                     autonomous
                                 •   Red arrows: Older workers perceive
                                     their working conditions less subject
                                     to time constraints


HRM Trends - HRM Workplace
Dissatisfaction with working conditions
                                             3
    Dissatisfaction with working conditions (%), EU Member States, by
    age groups 40–49 and 50–59

                                                               The European mean perc.
                                                                of dissatisfied workers in
                                                                the age group 50-59 is 18%
                                                               The percentage in the
                                                                Netherlands is approx. 7%
                                                                and belongs to the lowest
                                                                in Europe
                                                               France above 20%,
                                                                Belgium above 10% and
                                                                Germany approx. 13%
                                                               Remarkable is the
                                                                difference in the
                                                                Netherlands between men
                                                                5% and women 10%.



HRM Trends - HRM Workplace
Poor self reported health
                                4

                                          Self reported health
                                           status is often
                                           considered as a predictor
                                           for job sustainability
                                           Age group 50-59
                                          Remarkable low level in
                                           Ireland
                                          The Netherlands on the
                                           same level as the
                                           Sweden, Denmark and
                                           Belgium
                                          Much higher scores in
                                           Germany and France,
                                           around 40%.




HRM Trends - HRM Workplace
Ability to perform the same job at the age of 60
                             5

                                      The European average
                                       percentage of workers who
                                       answered that the would
                                       not be able to do the same
                                       job when they reached the
                                       age of 60 is 30%

                                    Dutch workers are much
                                     more positive. Only 11%
                                     thinks that they are not
                                     able to do the same job at
                                     60.
                                    In Germany 20%, in
                                     Belgium 34% and France
                                     even 44% of the workers
                                     answerden that the would
                                     not be able to continue
                                     their job until the age of
                                     60


HRM Trends - HRM Workplace
Correlation between job sustainability and
                  employment rate
                                              6




       This graph shows a strong linear trend between the employment rate and job
        sustainability: the percentages of ‘NO’ answers on the question “do you think you
        will be able to do the same job you are doing now when you are 60 years old?”
       The employment rate in the Netherlands for the age group 50-59 belongs to the
        highest in Europe . Nearly 90% of the Dutch workers expect to be able to do the
        same work at the age of 60 years. This is remarkable high level.

HRM Trends - HRM Workplace

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The Healthy Dutch Workforce

  • 1. The Healthy Dutch Workforce Source: Eurofound (2012), Sustainable work and the ageing workforce, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. Martin C. Overbeeke January, 2012 HR trends 2013 - HRM workplace
  • 2. Differences in age groups 40-49 and 50-59 2 • Begin of the arrow indicates the age group 40-49 year, the end of the arrow indicates the age group 50-59  e • Work seems more sustainable in these countries • The time pressure in the Netherlands is lower (is related to high level of part time work) • Green arrows: older workers perceive their working conditions as less rich but also less subject to time constraints • Blue arrows: older workers perceive their work as less rich and less autonomous • Red arrows: Older workers perceive their working conditions less subject to time constraints HRM Trends - HRM Workplace
  • 3. Dissatisfaction with working conditions 3 Dissatisfaction with working conditions (%), EU Member States, by age groups 40–49 and 50–59  The European mean perc. of dissatisfied workers in the age group 50-59 is 18%  The percentage in the Netherlands is approx. 7% and belongs to the lowest in Europe  France above 20%, Belgium above 10% and Germany approx. 13%  Remarkable is the difference in the Netherlands between men 5% and women 10%. HRM Trends - HRM Workplace
  • 4. Poor self reported health 4  Self reported health status is often considered as a predictor for job sustainability Age group 50-59  Remarkable low level in Ireland  The Netherlands on the same level as the Sweden, Denmark and Belgium  Much higher scores in Germany and France, around 40%. HRM Trends - HRM Workplace
  • 5. Ability to perform the same job at the age of 60 5  The European average percentage of workers who answered that the would not be able to do the same job when they reached the age of 60 is 30%  Dutch workers are much more positive. Only 11% thinks that they are not able to do the same job at 60.  In Germany 20%, in Belgium 34% and France even 44% of the workers answerden that the would not be able to continue their job until the age of 60 HRM Trends - HRM Workplace
  • 6. Correlation between job sustainability and employment rate 6  This graph shows a strong linear trend between the employment rate and job sustainability: the percentages of ‘NO’ answers on the question “do you think you will be able to do the same job you are doing now when you are 60 years old?”  The employment rate in the Netherlands for the age group 50-59 belongs to the highest in Europe . Nearly 90% of the Dutch workers expect to be able to do the same work at the age of 60 years. This is remarkable high level. HRM Trends - HRM Workplace