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Introduction

  • Philippa Dengler
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Part of the Schriftenreihe der Kalaidos Fachhochschule Schweiz book series (SKF)

Abstract

Employability has been described as: ‘a key individual resource that can be enhanced to help people face with greater confidence a constantly changing labor market characterized by unpredictability and insecurity.’ (Di Fabio, 2017, p. 107). But what is ‘employability’ and why does it need to be ‘lifelong’? Surely in today’s modern world, we should be able to retire early and enjoy more of our final years in leisure? This research aims to explore what ‘lifelong employability’ means in Switzerland to employees of a large Swiss company and what lessons can be drawn to help companies and individuals understand if lifelong employability has a role to play in an aging society and, if so, what that role should be.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ZürichSwitzerland

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