Changing places: Mid-career review and internal mobility

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17 January 2017
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Demographic ageing poses the challenge of how to keep people in employment for longer without negatively affecting their health and well-being. The solutions are particularly critical for workers engaged in arduous work. This report examines how mid-career reviews can play a key role by clarifyinRead more

Demographic ageing poses the challenge of how to keep people in employment for longer without negatively affecting their health and well-being. The solutions are particularly critical for workers engaged in arduous work. This report examines how mid-career reviews can play a key role by clarifying workers’ options for remaining in work until a later retirement age. Following an exploration of career trajectories and transitions, the report focuses on arduous jobs: their incidence across Europe and the implications of such work for career and work sustainability. It examines various tools and strategies used by public authorities and social partners to keep workers in arduous jobs in employment longer. Finally, three case studies – from Belgium, France and the UK – of mid-career reviews undertaken either as pilot projects or as a legislative reform are presented. 

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  • Report

    Number of pages: 
    80
    Reference no.: 
    EF1620
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1442-6
    Catalogue no.: 
    TJ-04-15-951-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/42599
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    Changing places: Mid-career review and internal mobility

    Demographic ageing poses the challenge of how to keep people in employment for longer without negatively affecting their health and well-being. The solutions are particularly critical for workers engaged in arduous work. This report examines how mid-career reviews can play a key role by clarifying workers’ options for remaining in work until a later retirement age.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference no.: 
    EF16201
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    Changing places: Mid-career review and internal mobility

    Author(s): 
    Eurofound

    This report examines the merits of reviewing workers’ career status in mid-career and the options they have in order to stay in work longer. It presents literature from economics, social science and psychology regarding career and vocational counselling. It gives estimates on the length of jobs, average tenure and eventual tenure of so-called lifetime jobs and job tenure for those exiting the labour market, based on data from the EU Labour Force Survey. The report goes on to describe legislation and strategies aimed at keeping workers with arduous jobs in employment longer. And it ends by summarising evidence on the implementation of career checks in three countries and discussing the findings from eight company case studies. 

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