Thursday, September 13

Time Plenary Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3


Luc Sels

Plenary keynote

Bart De Smet

“How we delivered the promise of Ambition 2018 to our employees”

Plenary Keynote

Hans Martin Hasselhorn

“What happens vs. what is” – the notion of “change” in the older workforce.
10:15 Coffee break and Poster viewing      

Practical Case - Securex

The Securex case. Leaders and their crucial role in obtaining successful sustainable employees

Hermina Van Coillie, Kris Rayen, Belgium

Practical Case - Hifluence

Hifluence, an extreme experiment in the company of the future. How peace of mind and selfmanagement
is the recipe for sustainable employment

Nick Van Langendonck, Philippe Van der Linden, Belgium

Relationships between work environment factors, need for recovery and presence of neck and
shoulder complaints in younger and older office workers

Philippe Kiss, Marc De Meester, Lutgart Braeckman, Belgium

Practical Case - Medialaan

How to be happier by working smarter?​

Ann De Bisschop, Belgium





Associations between type of office workspace, work environment factors and physical complaints

Carole van den Heuvel, Philippe Kiss, Marc De Meester, Belgium


Practical Case - Securex

Age & Employability: a perfect marriage

Jana Rabaey, Patrick Van Hende, Belgium

Work ability in nursing: the role of relative heart rate reserve and work-related stress

Esther Van Poel, Jean-Baptist Vandeneede, Els Clays, Belgium

Job satisfaction and quality of home care: results of the European IBenC study

Liza Van Eenoo, Henriëtte van der Roest, Graziano Onder, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Vjenka Garms-
Homolová, Pálmi V. Jónsson, Stasja Draisma, Hein van Hout, Anja Declercq

Practical Case - ING

Sustainable Employability@ING : From Job to Job Approach

Mieke Horemans, Belgium



Disentangling the sources and context of daily work stress: study protocol of a comprehensive realtime
modelling study using portable devices

Larissa Bolliger, Junoš Lukan, Mitja Luštrek, Dirk De Bacquer, Els Clays, Belgium

Work environment and quality of home care: results of the European IBenC study

Liza Van Eenoo, Henriëtte van der Roest, Graziano Onder, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Vjenka Garms-
Homolová, Pálmi V. Jónsson, Stasja Draisma, Hein van Hout, Anja Declercq



Plenary Keynote

Jos Akkermans

“Sustainable Career Management: What is it and How does it Work?”
12:50 Lunch and Poster viewing      

Conceptualizing, measuring, and predicting sustainable employability

Bram Fleuren, The Netherlands

Long-term exposure to heavy physical effort at work, disability pension due to musculoskeletal
disorders and premature mortality

Jenni Ervasti, Olli Pietiläinen, Ossi Rahkonen, Eero Lahelma, Anne Kouvonen, Tea Lallukka, Minna
Mänty, Finland

Practical Case - Rikolto

From hierarchical NGO to international network organization with self-steering teams

Jelle Goossens, Belgium

Practical Case - Experience@work

Co-sourcing as a leverage for sustainable careers?

Inge Janssens, Belgium


From observation to application: Helping organizations in promoting sustainable employability

Rosine Rutten, The Netherlands

Employability among older construction workers in the United States

Xiuwen Sue Dong, USA



From healthy work to healthy organisation designs: work and health outcomes in sociotechnical and
conventional organisations

Lander Vermeerbergen, Belgium

Physical workload and sickness absence trajectories: a nationally representative follow-up study
among Finnish employees

Tea Lallukka, Leena Kaila-Kangas, Minna Mänty, Johanna Seppänen, Eija Haukka, Johanna Kausto,
Päivi Leino-Arjas, Risto Kaikkonen, Jaana I Halonen, Rahman Shiri, Finland

The right leadership … makes people tick!

Kris Rayen, Belgium

Practical Case - IBA

What recipe for succesful HR Chemistry?

Thierry Lamury, Belgium


The Driving Power of Development HRM and Employee Outcomes Across the Life-Span

Klaske N. Veth, The Netherlands

Preventing work-related upper limb musculoskeletal disorders by using the Saltsa method: a pilot
study in a Belgian company

Monique Baecke, Isabelle Morelle, Mathieu Verbrugghe, Belgium

The use of the self determination theory in a working context

Hermina Van Coillie, Belgium


15:10 Coffee break and Poster viewing      

“Fit2work” – The Austrian Consulting Service for return to work

Irene Kloimüller, Renate Czeskleba, Austria

Modifiable and non-modifiable factors associated with RTW and employment of people with acquired
brain injury: a review of reviews

Katarzyna Karcz, Bruno Trezzini, Reuben Escorpizo, Marcel Post, Monika Finger

Practical Case - Unbox

Personalised reward by Unbox as a strategic lever

Johan Defevere, Belgium

Determinants of work-ability: Is it a matter of age?

Sofie Vandenbroeck, Liesbeth Daenen, Ellen Delvaux, Emma Boonen, Liesbeth Aerts, Lode Godderis,


The evolution of absenteeism in the Belgian private sector

Heidi Verlinden, Belgium

Back to work with/after cancer

Astrid Mouton, Belgium


Factors associated with high need for recovery and burnout in local police departments

Marc De Meester, Philippe Kiss, Lutgart Braeckman, Belgium


Prevention by general practitioners of long-term absence from work

Inge Neyens, Chantal Van Audenhove, Belgium

Cancer in small-sized companies: Employers’ return to work experience

Corine Tiedtke, Angelique De Rijk, Anja Van den Broeck, Lode Godderis, Belgium

Time equals money?: A randomized controlled field experiment comparing four types of training

Bram Fleuren, Andries de Grip, IJmert Kant, Fred Zijlstra

Burnout: a cross-sectional study about the relationship between personality, work characteristics and

Peter De Zutter, Heidi Janssens, Tom Geens, Lutgart Braeckman, Belgium


How to tackle absenteeism in SME’s

Heidi Verlinden, Belgium

Bridging health care and workplace: development and evaluation of a hospital-based return-to-work
intervention for breast cancer patients

Huguette Désiron, Angelique de Rijk; Elke Van Hoof, Rik Crutzen; Jeroen Mebis; Elke Smeers, Lienke
Van de Zande, Lode Godderis, Belgium

The development of a practical total worker framework to increase sustainable employability in a large
international waste company

Ulrik Van Soom, Belgium



Plenary keynote

Hugo Westerlund

Healthy work or healthy retirement? Research on the relationship between psychosocial working conditions, prolonged working life, retirement and health


Frank Vander Sijpe