Research at different levels in various sectors.

Our research department carries out independent, practical, and expert research for clients in various sectors. Our strength lies in the fact that we combine our research capabilities with our practical experience of working with countless organizations.

Extensive knowledge and experience

Dr. Christine Baaijens, Research Manager, has been working at Déhora since 2004. With her division she supports various organizations in obtaining healthy, effective, and fitting staffing levels. Her team has done research on this topic in the areas of flexible working hours, shiftwork, healthy rosters and sustainable employability. If you want to know more about our services, you can watch the video.

You can also contact us and we will refer you to Christine Baaijens.

Why choose Déhora Research?

There are three reasons why you as a client should choose Déhora Research:

  • We combine scientific research with practical experience, which means that all our solutions are useful in practice;
  • All our research is independent: we carry out research for different clients, like employers, works councils, labor unions or trade associations;
  • We perform research tailored to your company. In this process we start with your problem and the question you want to answer. We use the most suitable research methodology to deliver valuable and informative insights.

What do you want us to research?

Healthy / ergonomic rostering

Workload and work pressure perception


Sustainable employability


Part-time shifts scheduling

Burden of night work

Employee satisfaction

Research methods


Situational studies

Situational research focuses on an assessment of the facts, opinions, and wishes associated with each situation. This includes, for example, studies into the needs, pain points, and development potential of employees in connection with such themes as flexibility and sustainable employability, studies into workloads and work stress (perception), and employee satisfaction surveys about work times and shift rosters.

Evaluation studies

These are studies that focus on an evaluation of change processes. They include comparisons of the results of measurements before and after the changes were implemented (e.g., after the introduction of self-rostering), as well as a direct evaluation of the preconditions and critical success factors for a possible implementation of the changes on a larger scale.

Benchmark studies

Déhora also carries out benchmark studies that enables comparison against a certain baseline. This includes, for example, comparisons of time-related employment conditions (e.g., the size of the allowances paid for working irregular shifts). It also includes comparisons of the social and ergonomic aspects of different shift rosters, and issues such as the cost and efficiency of workforce planning.