ISO TR 30406 2017 Human resource management — learning how to invest in sustainable employment
Sustainable employability is a relatively new term that reflects the sustainability movement in business. The term “sustainability” itself refers to the capacity to endure, and this instance reflects a commitment to creating value for an organization by embedding the capabilities and capacities necessary for ongoing or enduring employment. We know it may sound like something typical practitioners may have never heard of, but sustainable employability – in short – is about drawing your perspective far enough back to reflect on how well-positioned are you are in terms of maintaining your stability over the next ten years given that you’re working in an industry that has gone through many changes during that time.
Benefits of focusing on sustainable employability
The approach of sustainable employability can help organizations save money and build agility into their own operations.
Such an approach involves:
Quality improvement programmes
Aim of this document
This document can help you connect with any number of stakeholders from the executive board to the shop floor. It also fosters a conversation about employability and your organization’s future, as well as how you might create a structure for ensuring your workforce is happy, healthy and minds their own business – at least most of the time. This document can be part of a larger strategy designed to allow your staff to take greater control over their work life, whether that means taking a day off, switching to a part-time schedule, or perusing a project they’ve been chomping at the bit for months to finally put on the forefront of company priorities.
This document provides guiding principles for developing and implementing sustainable employment-related policies in companies.