EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


16 Jul, 2015
    • Netherlands
  • Organisation size


  • Establishment size


  • Type of restructuring
    • Internal restructuring
  • Ownership
    • Private
  • Sectors
    • Professional services
  • Involved actors

    • Works council
  • Anticipation of change activities
    • Career counselling and occupational orientation activities
    • Training/skill development
    • Promotion of geographic mobility
    • Promotion of internal mobility
  • Management of change activities
    • Working time flexibility measures
    • Redeployment of affected employees within the organisation
    • (Re)training of affected employees
    • Income support for affected workers
    • Flexible/early retirement schemes
DHV is a company reliant on the knowledge and personal skills of people. People are the most important asset of the company, and as a consequence the philosophy is to ensure strong HR policies that encourage employability and mobility of workers over time for the entire workforce. The company has therefore placed strong emphasis on training and development, on promoting a healthy workforce, as well as on new ways of working, all of which provide more freedom for workers to choose the means to do their work. These measures specifically address the main causes for which older people exit the labour market early (health, degradation of skills, and lack of flexibility in work arrangements). A résumé is available.


  • Recession/crisis
  • Age management
  • Knowledge-intensive business sector