Charissa Freese is an expert on new employment relationships. She studies the contribution of HRM to inclusive labor markets. Her research contributes to the social issue of how employers, employees and institutions can help create optimal labor market participation. As the chair of the board of the People Management Center, she collaborates closely with employers and institutions by giving workshops, lectures and executive education. Themes include HRM and robots on the work floor, inclusive HRM, creating employment security for the flexible workforce and people with reduced work capacity, the psychological contract and organizational change management.
She supervises Ph.D. candidates and master students. She is core lecturer HRM at TIAS and contributes to several executive training programs. She worked as a project leader on diverse projects for external partners, like strategic workforce planning in Dutch Universities and I-deals in health care, long term unemployed, the inclusion of people with disabilities and robotics on the workfloor. She was involved in the Let's Connect project as an academic advisor and researcher at Brainport Development. She wrote a management book on labor market shortages for Stichting Management Studies, a WRR working paper on work intensification and a Rathenau report on Robots at the workplace.