Employees’ Motivation to Invest in their Sustainable Employment A Case Study of an Industrial Service Provider

Hans Leppink, Jol Stoffers, Anne Kleefstra, Anita Van Dormalen

Abstract


Demographic changes, such as the ageing of society and the decline of the birth rate, are gradually leading to the loss of valuable knowledge and experience in the Dutch Labour market. This necessitates an explicit focus on workers' sustainable employment so that they can add value to the organisation throughout their career. This study looks into the way in which the workers' motivation might affect their investments into their own sustainable employment. It was conducted in a major industrial service provider, Sitech Services. The conclusion is that intrinsic motivation plays an important role in both younger and older employees, and that the younger workers undertake more action in order to give physical form to their sustainable employment than their older colleagues.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v6i2.9428

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