Employable until retirement: How inclusive leadership and HR practices can foster sustainable employability through strengths use

Sait Gürbüz*, Marianne van Woerkom, Dorien Kooij, Evangelia Demerouti, Jac van der Klink, Evelien Brouwers

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Abstract

Although the new model of sustainable employability (SE), which builds on the capability approach, has received growing attention, research on how to enhance workers’ SE is scarce. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether (1) inclusive leadership and high-involvement HR practices are positively associated with SE and whether (2) strengths use mediates these associations. To test our research hypotheses, we surveyed Dutch employees (N = 364), selected with random sampling. The results of structural equation modeling showed that inclusive leadership and high-involvement HR practices were positively associated with workers’ SE. Moreover, we discovered that strengths use mediated these relationships. These results contribute to the SE literature by providing initial evidence that inclusive leadership and high-involvement HR practices are directly and indirectly (through strengths use) related to workers’ SE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12195
Number of pages17
JournalSustainability
Volume14
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • PERFORMANCE
  • SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY
  • VALIDATION
  • capability set for works
  • high-involvement HR practices
  • inclusive leadership
  • strengths use
  • sustainable employability

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