Public Management

Research shows Worktop approach works

By Nicolette van Gestel | July 4, 2014 | 1 min read

The Worktop approach, an employer approach that links job-seekers and business operators together, works. This is demonstrated by research conducted by Dr. Nicolette van Gestel, Dr. Shirley Oomens and Eva Buwalda-Groeneweg MA. The study was presented to State Secretary Jetta Klijnsma by the researchers, the Municipality of Doetinchem and Van Amstel Advies during the national Worktop Works conference.

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The research shows that the Worktop approach:

  • helps significantly more people find work than the "regular" channels used by municipalities;
  • the search behavior of job-seekers is significantly more active and belief in their own abilities considerably higher;
  • and that participants in the Worktop approach (business operators and job applicants) are substantially more positive about the municipality's approach.

The study is unfortunately not available yet. You can download a summary and table of contents below.

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Eindrapport Werktop, Prof. dr. Nicolette van Gestel Dr. Shirley Oomens Eva Buwalda-Groeneweg MA (2014) - in Dutch
Bijlage I Resultaten ondernemers Werktop-aanpak (2014) - in Dutch
Bijlage II Resultaten kandidaten en controlegroep (2014) - in Dutch
Bijlage III Assen (2014) - in Dutch

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