Beatrice van der Heijden

Strategisch Human Resource Management

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen
Institute for Management Research

Ongelijkheid, flexibele en onzekere dienstverbanden


  • Sustainable Careers
  • Ageing at work
  • Employability
  • Expertise
  • Career Development

Expert Statement

My first research line comprises career-related concepts, such as expertise, employability and sustainable careers, taking into account the complexity and dynamics of current working life. Second, I investigate the predictive value of individual, job-related, and organizational determinants (e.g., HRM policies and activities) for the achievement of expertise, employability, successful ageing at work versus premature retirement, objective/subjective career success across occupational domains and (age) categories of workers. My current work focuses on sustainable careers across the life-span. 

Voorbeeld van relevante publicatie

Van der Heijden, B., De Vos, A., Akkermans, J., Spurk, D., Semeijn, J., Van der Velde, M., & Fugate, M. (2020). Special issue Sustainable Careers across the lifespan: Moving the field forward. Introductory Article. Journal of Vocational Behavior.

De Vos, A., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Akkermans, J. (2020). Sustainable careers: towards a conceptual model. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Article Number 103196

Audenaert, M., Van der Heijden, B., Conway, N., Crucke, S., & Decramer, A. (2019). Vulnerable workers’ employability competences: The role of establishing clear expectations, developmental inducements, and social organizational goals. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-15.

Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Notelaers, G., Peters, P. Stoffers, J., De Lange, A.H., Froehlich, D., & Van der Heijde, C.M. (2018). Development and validation of the short-form employability five-factor instrument. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 106, 236-248.

Rofcanin, Y., Las Heras, M., Bal, P.M., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Erdogan, D.T. (2018). A trickle-down model of task and development i-deals. Human Relations, 1-27.

Semeijn, J.H., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & De Beuckelaer, A. (2020). Personality traits and types in relation to career success: An empirical comparison using the Big Five. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 69(2), 538-556.

Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2018). Interpersonal work context as a possible buffer against age-related stereotyping. Ageing & Society, 38, 129-165.

Las Heras, M., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., De Jong, J., & Rofcanin, Y. (2017). “Handle with care’: The mediating role of schedule I-deals in the relationship between supervisors’ own care-giving responsibilities and employee outcomes”. Human Resource Management Journal, 27, 335-349.

Burmeister, A., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Yang, J., & Deller, J. (2018). Knowledge transfer in age-diverse co-worker dyads in China and Germany: How and When do Age-Inclusive Human Resource Practices have an Effect? Human Resource Management Journal, 1-16.

Le Blanc, P.M., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Van Vuuren, T. (2017). “I will survive” A construct validation study on the measurement of sustainable employability using different age conceptualizations. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 90-101.

Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Gorgievski, M.J., & De Lange, A.H. (2016). Learning at the workplace and sustainable employability: a multi-source model moderated by age. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25(1), 13-30.

De Vos, A., Forrier, A., Van der Heijden, B., & De Cuyper, N. (2017). Keep the Expert! Occupational Expertise, Perceived Employability and Job Search: A Study across Age Groups” in its current form for publication in Career Development International. Career Development International, 22(3), 318-332.

Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., De Lange, A.H., Demerouti, E., & Van der Heijde, C.M. (2009). Employability and Career Success Across the Life-Span. Age Effects on the Employability-Career Success Relationship. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 74(2), 156-164.

De Lange, W., De Prins, P., & Van der Heijden, B. (Eds.) (2019). Canon van HRM. Alphen aan den Rijn: Vakmedianet BV.

De Vos, A., & Van der Heijden, B. I. J. M. (Eds) (2015). Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2005). “No one has ever promised you a rose garden” On shared responsibility and employability enhancing strategies throughout careers. Heerlen: Open University of the Netherlands. Assen: Van Gorcum.



Nederlands, Engels