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  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 225, Simon Building, room S 502

    5037 DB Tilburg

    Netherlands

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Inclusive HRM

1993 …2019

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Personal profile

Research interests

Charissa Freese is an expert on new employment relationships. She studies the contribution of HRM to inclusive labor markets. Her research contributes to the social issue of how employers, employees and institutions can help create optimal labor market participation. As the chair of the board of the People Management Center, she collaborates closely with employers and institutions by giving workshops, lectures and executive education. Themes include HRM and robots on the work floor, inclusive HRM, creating employment security for the flexible workforce and people with reduced work capacity, the psychological contract and organizational change management. 

She supervises Ph.D. candidates and master students. She is core lecturer HRM at TIAS and contributes to several executive training programs. She worked as a project leader on diverse projects for external partners, like strategic workforce planning in Dutch Universities and I-deals in health care, long term unemployed, the inclusion of people with disabilities and robotics on the workfloor. She was involved in the Let's Connect project as an academic advisor and researcher at Brainport Development. She wrote a management book on labor market shortages for Stichting Management Studies, a WRR working paper on work intensification and a Rathenau report on Robots at the workplace.

Career

Education

19 October 2007 Ph.D. at Tilburg University. "Organizational change and the dynamics of psychological contracts: A longitudinal Study". Promotor: Prof. Dr. M.J.D. Schalk.

June 1994. Master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Tilburg University

PhD supervision

Copromotor of Sjoerd van de Heuvel: The influence of the psychological contract on attitude towards change. Ph.D. thesis Tilburg University, November 2, 2012. Sjoerd van den Heuvel was an external PhD. student employed at Capgemini. He currently works at the Hogeschool Utrecht.

Co-promotor of Sumaiya Syed: Antecedents and outcomes of work-interference with family life: A cross-national study in the banking sector in Pakistan and in the Netherlands. Ph.D. thesis Tilburg University, April 22, 2013.Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur.

Co-promotor of Sjoerd van der Smissen (external Ph.D.): "Contemporary Psychological Contracts. "How organizational changeand generational differences affect employer employee relationships?, 14 December 2015. Sjoerd is now partner at Deloitte.

Co-promotor of Ronald Lievens:"Enhancing Online Labour Market Intermediation: Career Portfolio", 11 September 2015. Ronald is now owner of Lievens HR Innovation. 

Member of the doctoral commission of Elise Marescaux (KU Leuven) on her thesis:"The impact of HR differentiation on employees", defended on 25 November 2013.

Member of the doctoral commission of Melanie de Ruiter (Nijenrode), on her thesis: "Beyond repair? The role of supervisory leadership in the context of psychological contract breach" on 20 January 2017 at Tilburg University.

Current Ph.D. candidates:

Sjanne Marie van den Groenendaal, HR Studies, Tilburg University.

Ineke van Kruining, Avans Hogeschool.

Merel Feenstra-Verschure.

External positions

Executive education, Workshops New Employment relationships (Freese Arbeidsmarktonderzoek)

1 Sep 2015 → …

Keywords

  • Inclusive HRM
  • Organizational Change
  • Psychological Contract
  • Employment relations
  • Labor market participation
  • Future of work

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Research Output

A strategic HRM perspective on i-deals

Kroon, B., Freese, C. & Schalk, R., 2019, Current issues in work and organizational psychology. Cooper, C. (ed.). New York: Routledge, p. 371 - 385

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Robotisering en automatisering op de werkvloer: Bedrijfskeuzes bij technologische innovaties

Freese, C., Dekker, R., Kool, L., Dekker, F. & van Est, R., 2018, Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut. 120 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
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Samen werken met robots

Dekker, R. & Freese, C., 2018, In : Zeggenschap: Tijdschrift over Arbeidsverhoudingen. 2018, 1, p. 21-24

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Samen werken met robots

Freese, C. & Dekker, R., 2018, In : Over - Werk: Tijdschrift van het steunpunt WAV. 28, 1, p. 164-167

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Samen werken met robots

Freese, C. & Dekker, R., 2018, Amsterdam: De Burcht, Wetenschappelijk Bureau voor de Vakbeweging. 73 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
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Activities

  • 31 Oral presentation
  • 6 Organising a workshop, seminar, course etc.
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Participation in conference

A model of solo-self-employed career development

Sjanne Marie van den Groenendaal (Speaker), Dorien Kooij (Speaker), Charissa Freese (Speaker), Robert Frans Poell (Speaker)
10 Aug 201814 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

How can downsizing organizations strategically create jobs for disabled people?

Charissa Freese (Speaker), Irmgard Borghouts-van de Pas (Speaker), Anke van Rossum (Speaker)
19 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Sustainable Transitional Inclusive HRM labor market model

Irmgard Borghouts-van de Pas (Speaker), Charissa Freese (Speaker)
1 Mar 20184 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Securing transitions on the labor market by facilitated employability and social security

Charissa Freese (Speaker), Irmgard Borghouts-van de Pas (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Inclusive HRM: Securing transitions on the labor market by facilitated employability and social security

Charissa Freese (Speaker), Irmgard Borghouts-van de Pas (Speaker)
28 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Press / Media

More robot, more work

Charissa Freese & Ton Wilthagen

1/04/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Robotisering en de toekomst van werk

C. Freese

20/03/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Dit zijn de psychologische, verlammende gevolgen van flexwerken

C. Freese

8/02/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Participatiewet in de kennissector:‘inclusief HRM’ werkt!

C. Freese

30/01/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment