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Employability, Changes and Psychosociological Demands on Work

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Author(s): Erico Rentería-Pérez | Sigmar Malvezzi

Journal: Universitas Psychologica
ISSN 1657-9267

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 319;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Employment-Psychology | Psychology | Industrial | Social psychology | Job Market.

ABSTRACT
This article presents some reflections on the ‘employability’ construct, based on the “Empregabilidade: Versões e implicações. Uma leitura desde a Psicologia Social” research project. Its history is presented first as an instrumental notion implying several meanings, all oriented towards holding people responsible for entering, staying at or leaving jobs. This reflection includes, beyond individualization, questions about visible or invisible actors involved in labor markets and in the definition of its criteria and rules. Interfaces with the academic world and formation devices are also discussed, as well as demands for Human Resources personnel and practices. Finally, questions about the psychosocial implications of the phenomenon are presented.
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