New publication by Prof. Dr. Andresen and colleagues on the influence of developmental HR practices and unemployment rates per country on the correlation between age and perceived employability

A compelling issue for organisations and societies at large is to ensure the external employability of the workforce across workers’ entire work-life span. Prof. Dr. Andresen and colleagues are investigating whether age is negatively related to perceived external employability and whether the relation between age and employability is moderated by developmental HR practices and the country-specific unemployment rate. Using data from a large-scale survey from over 9000 individuals in 30 countries, the authors were able to confirm that the negative correlation between age and perceived external employability is significant across all countries. In addition, they found that at the individual level, HRD practices acted as a buffer for this negative relationship, such that the effect was less pronounced for individuals who have experienced more developmental HR practices during their working life. At the country level, the hypothesised moderating effect of unemployment rate was not observed.

The research article "Still Feeling Employable With Growing Age? Exploring the Moderating Effects of Developmental HR Practices and Country-Level Unemployment Rates in the Age - Employability Relationship" was published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Contributing authors:
Silvia Dello Russo, Emma Parry, Janine Bosak, Maike Andresen, Eleni Apospori, Silvia Bagdadli, Katharina Chudzikowski, Michael Dickmann, Sonia Ferencikova, Martina Gianecchini, Douglas Tim Hall, Robert Kaše, Mila Lazarova and Astrid Reichel.

The article can be accessed via the following DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12247