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Editorial: Responsibilities in the pursuit of employee well-being

What are we referring to when we talk about ‘good work’? And what does it mean to be a good employer? Helen Pluut and Merel Cornax address these questions in a recently published editorial.

In this editorial, they reflect on the responsibility of employers and the value of ‘good employership’ in the pursuit of employee well-being. Combining the legal perspective with empirical insights from the social sciences, the authors provide an interdisciplinary view on healthy and safe work environments. Multiple pathways to good work environments are discussed, such as diversity and inclusion, recognition and rewards, psychosocial safety, and work-life balance. The authors put forward the notion of shared responsibility in this context, arguing that apart from the accountabilities determined in laws and regulations, both the employer and employee should have a strong sense of responsibility in order to ensure safety and health in the workplace.

The full article can be read here: View of Vol. 21 No. 1 (2023): Psihologia Resurselor Umane (hrp-journal.com).

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