The European labor market is struggling because of the economic crisis and an aging working population. How do we make sure everybody will be able to participate?
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20 Jan 2017Background
Successful conclusion to first Brabant Robot Challenge
In the unlikely event you had not noticed: robots are here to stay. We should welcome rather than fear them, Ton Wilthagen firmly believes. Wilthagen is Professor of Labor Market Dynamics at Tilburg University and the initiator of the Brabant Robot Challenge. On the final day of this challange, January 16, 2017, five student teams pitched their ideas for using robotics in care.
22 Dec 2016News
Crying at work could damage your career, study suggests
If you've ever cried at work, you may want to hold back the tears. Researchers say crying on the job may hurt your credibility, and even damage your career. The studies by Dutch researcher Niels van de Ven suggest crying at work changes the way a person is perceived by colleagues. "What we see is that someone who cries is seen as warmer, but also as less competent," says van de Ven on the Canadian radio station CBC.
24 Nov 2016News
Withdraw transport license in case of social fraud
To prevent abuses in the transport sector compliance and enforcement should not only be applied in the social field. After the uncovering of an artificial arrangement, for instance, the penalty must be the withdrawal of the license that regulates the entrance to the sector.
23 Nov 2016Direct link
Being nice at work does not narrow gender pay gap
According to a report entitled “All employees are equal, but some are more equal than others” published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, dominant women are more likely to receive a higher salary than their more passive counterparts.
07 Nov 2016Background
Reshoring debate: Are we ready for a “Made in Holland” revival?
What brings together students, scientists, entrepreneurs, a museum and the City of Tilburg during our Night University? The issue of reshoring: bringing corporate activities back from low-wage countries to the Netherlands. Who is game?
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