“Things are going well economically: we will once again see increased earnings next year. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see that the current flexible job market is causing uncertainty, stress and tension among employees. This requires a different mindset when it comes to HRM. After all, organizations benefit from healthy, motivated and skilled people.” This was the message shared by Prof Dr Pascale Peters today during a speech to mark her appointment as Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management at Nyenrode Business Universiteit.“Employees nowadays are facing excessive demands not only at work, but also in their private lives. Future workers will be affected by this trend as well. As a result, the risk of burnout problems is steadily increasing. The solution lies in a different and more sustainable approach to HRM that focuses on health, motivation, knowledge and skills.” Peters has three key recommendations: ask and find out what your employees really need, ensure that your policy is inclusive and focus on prevention rather than a cure.