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Health matters in hiring and retaining personnel

By I.L.D. Houtman


Health is the most important issue when an employer is deciding whether to hire a worker, according to a new study from the Netherlands. The research looked at the results of a ‘vignette’ study on employer preferences when hiring or retaining personnel. It also showed that when an employer is deciding whether to retain an employee who is on a short-term contract, health problems or absence for other reasons are likely to be a deciding factor. However, excellent performance can compensate for ill-healt

Publisher: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
Year: 2014
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