From Job Insecurity to Job Satisfaction, High Quality Education and Career Success


Global turmoil, like Brexit and the Trump administration, raises the fear of job loss among university staff, both academic and support. In South Africa, social inclusion and the call for the decolonization of curricula, among others, bring challenges on universities. The perception of job insecurity has been identified as a key psychological risk in the working environment, impairing performance quality and output. Our plenary speakers will provide insights from the latest research on job insecurity from both South Africa and internationally, discuss the implications of job insecurity on different levels ranging from the workgroup to national contexts, provide research evidence for potentially effective coping mechanisms and elaborate on the continued search for evidence-based interventions.


The workshop aims to provide opportunities for practitioners, researchers and students to have discussions and establish networks on implications of job insecurity for organizations, higher education and future research. We are honoured to have internationally renowned researchers in the field presenting keynotes (in alphabetical order):




Friday, 1 December 2017 




The workshop takes place at the Optentia Indaba Conference Room, Optentia, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Accommodation will be available a wide variety of hotels and guest houses in the area.  


Key Information


Job Insecurity Workshop 2017
North-West University
P O Box 1174


Tel: +27 (016) 9103410 (Lynn Booysen)
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