Mobility into favourable jobs

Mobility into favourable jobs
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Maurice Gesthuizen Jaco Dagevos
Publication date
28 June 2005
labour, labour market, work

Original title: Arbeidsmobiliteit in goede banen.

Hundreds of thousands of employees change jobs each year. Why do they do this, and what benefits do they derive from it?
Many employees are not in the right jobs. Job dissatisfaction is found to be a key reason for labour mobility. These employees look for a job that offers a better match for their capacities and preferences. Does changing their job have a positive effect? This report shows that labour mobility does indeed generally lead to a more favourable employment position, but that not everyone takes part in it to the same degree; lower-skilled and older employees, in particular, are less mobile.
Labour mobility also not only leads to an improvement in the well-being of individual employees, but also to higher productivity and less absenteeism. Specific policy aimed at promoting labour mobility can therefore be important for the functioning of the labour market and for the lives of employees.

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