Academic Collaborative Center for an Inclusive Labor Market
An inclusive labor market that allows as many people as possible to participate and also provides valuable, sustainable, and rewarding work are important aspects of broad prosperity for society. In the Academic Collaborative Center for an Inclusive Labor Market, scientists and (societal) organizations come together to work on a labor market that works for everyone and where every talent can be developed and can contribute.
People who are gainfully employed feel better, have better health, a higher income, and more social contacts and development opportunities compared to people who cannot find or maintain employment. The working labor force is also highly essential in today's labor market, where aging population and fewer young people entering the workforce result in structural labor shortages. Without a sufficient number of people possessing the right knowledge and skills, important social transitions cannot be made. Yet, finding work is not a matter of course for everyone. Despite a large shortage in the labor market, there are still more than a million people who cannot find (sustainable) work or earn an insufficient income.
Working on Broad Prosperity
The ambition of the Academic Collaborative Center for an Inclusive Labor Market is to work on a labor market transition that can contribute as much as possible to broad prosperity, both socially and for the individual. Together with societal partners and stakeholders, the Collaborative Center focuses on the joint and co-created development of the knowledge and skills required to ensure that the labor market works for everyone. We jointly work towards better work, of a better and fair labor market, aimed at the future, in the interest of future generations, and in the light of a strongly aging society.
Four connected themes are central to the agenda of the academic collaborative center.
Working in co-creation with partners on questions in the academic collaborative center. What does that look like?
An interdisciplinary network of researchers from various departments at Tilburg University involved in the academic collaborative center.
13:30 - 17:00
Kick-off symposium Academic Collaborative Center for an Inclusive Labor Market
How do we deal with transitions in the labor market, such as digitalization and aging? What is required to make it possible for a labor market to work for every talent? How do we retain people for the labor market? And how do we make the labor market future-proof so we can deal with shortages and changing expectations? Monday, April 15, we will work together to discover how we can jointly bring about innovations and thus contribute to broad prosperity.
“Moderate population growth best for maintaining broad prosperity"01st February 2024
The Government Committee on Demographic Developments 2050 has issued a recommendation to the government and the House of Representatives on demographic developments, in particular aging and migration, until at least 2050, held against the light of broad prosperity. Tilburg University's Academic Collaborative Centers contributed to this advice through working visits to Brainport Eindhoven and Parkstad Limburg.
Video: Prosperity or Wellbeing – Dies Natalis 202328th November 2023
The theme of Tilburg University's 96th Dies Natalis was 'Experiencing Broad Prosperity'. At the end of the ceremony, Prof dr. Antoinette de Bont and Prof. Dr. Lex Meijdam gave the presentation "Prosperity or wellbeing: why broader is better." Watch the video of their presentation.
Tilburg University puts strategic focus on Broad Prosperity06th October 2023
There can only be broad prosperity if it is actively stimulated, and that is why Tilburg University has embedded this aspiration as a strategic focus in its Broad Prosperity program. This strategic framework helps the university to contribute to the societal transitions that are necessary for a sustainable, inclusive, and just society. The program is being implemented in close collaboration with the government, businesses, citizen representation groups, other knowledge institutions, and civic organizations and networks.
Labor market and talent development
A labor market that provides valuable work for all is essential for broad prosperity. But how do we organize that with a structural shortage in the aging labor market? How do we enable people as much as possible to use their talents?
Research Lab Inclusive HRM
The department of Human Resource Studies, located in the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, takes a balanced approach in studying the exchange relationships between employer and employee at different levels of analysis and both from the perspective of the employer and the employee.
People Management Center
The People Management Center (PMC) serves as a network platform in the HRM field to build bridges between business partners and the staff and students of the department of Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University and TIAS Business School.
Ton WilthagenProfessor Labor Market