Bert Schreurs is an Associate Professor at the Department of Business, Research Group Management and Strategy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. He obtained his PhD degree in psychology from the University of Leuven in 2007. Previously, he held positions at Maastricht University, Utrecht University and the University of Leuven, and worked as a HR-advisor for the Belgian government. His current research interests include economic stress, career management, and proactivity at work. He has published in various journals such as Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management Review, and Work & Stress. Currently, he is Associate Editor of Career Development International. He is also a Past Chair of the Academy of Management Careers Division.
Ruud Gerards is a coordinating senior researcher at Maastricht University’s Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA). He obtained his PhD degree in economics from Maastricht University in May 2012. Previously, he held positions at Statistics Netherlands (CBS), PricewaterhouseCoopers, H&S Adviseurs and Fontys University of Applied Sciences. His research focuses on sustainable employability in the 21st century, which amongst others includes investigating the effects of people’s financial stresses and resilience on their well-being and labour market outcomes and the effects that New Ways of Working have on employees. He has published in various journals such as Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Applied Economics, Personnel Review and Technovation.
Riccardo Welters is an Associate Professor at the College of Business, Law and Governance at James Cook University, Australia. He completed his PhD in (labour market) economics at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Previously, he held positions at Maastricht University and University of Newcastle, Australia. His current research interests include job search behaviour and labour market casualization—or more broadly socio-economic disadvantage in the labour market. He has published in various journals including Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Regional Studies, Journal of Rural Studies, Ecological Economics, Journal of Economic Psychology and Labour Economics. He is a research associate at the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (University of Newcastle) and a research fellow at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (University of Maastricht).