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Together Abroad01-04-2020 6:05 AM

Incorporating Work–Life Balance Values in Corporate Culture

The importance of the work–life balance is strong nowadays, so is our interest in it. The concept of this phenomenon has gone through major changes. The first understanding of it was the time balance between “work” and “play”, however things are much more complex. The work–life balance is the theory of appropriately prioritizing work style with lifestyle, including family, leisure time, personal development, etc. This balance is different for everybody, depending on the needs of every person. Some put great importance on their work ambitions, others emphasize on family development, or hobbies and personal time. Thus the work–life balance exists individually according to one’s needs. Plenty of obstacles can occur to distress this balance in the work environment; however, it is also interesting to look at this issue from the point of view of organizations and the work environment they offer, that do or do not succeed in establishing a foundation for maintaining a healthy work¬–life balance.

The size of an organization plays a big role. Smaller organizations are usually related with more transparent leadership style and work culture, while bigger organizations have a stricter hierarchical one. That difference also has a particular...
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Together Abroad01-04-2020 6:03 AM

The importance of work – life balance is growing strong nowadays, so is our interest in it. The concept of this phenomenon has gone through major changes. The first understanding of it was the time balance between “work” and “play”, however things are much more complex. The work – life balance is the theory of prioritizing appropriately workstyle with lifestyle, including family, leisure time, personal development, etc. This balance is different for everybody, depending on the needs of every person. Some put great importance on their work ambitions, others emphasize on family development or hobbies and personal time. Thus work-life balance exists individually according to one’s needs. Maslow’s model of “hierarchy of needs” lays out the five levels of humans’ needs that establish and enhance peoples’ motivation and satisfaction.

The first three levels are called deficiency needs that include biological and physiological, safety needs and love and belongingness needs. The top two levels are called growth needs consisting of esteem and self-actualization. Maslow presents the idea that one can reach the higher level of needs once the basic ones have been satisfied. However, in the fast changing information society we live in peoples’ urgencies change on day to day bases....
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van Orsouw01-04-2020 5:37 AM
NOW scheme (wages allowance for employers) is ready! counters almost open ( 31 March 2020)

During the corona crisis, the cabinet wants to protect people's jobs and incomes. Therefore, an economic emergency package was announced on March 17. One of the measures is a compensation for the wage costs for companies that are now losing turnover. The terms of this temporary emergency measure bridge for preservation of property (NOW) have been announced today. UWV strives for companies to submit an application from April 6. Companies that meet the conditions can expect an advance within two to four weeks.

Many entrepreneurs are struggling now that their activities have partly or completely stopped. The cabinet wants to make it possible for them to continue to pay their staff during this period, so that unemployment is prevented and people are retained for the company. That is why Minister Koolmees of Social Affairs and Employment is publishing the NOW regulation today. With effect from 1 March, companies that have lost at least 20 percent of their loss of turnover for three months can receive a compensation of up to 90 percent of their wages in proportion to the fall in turnover. With a loss of...
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van Orsouw30-03-2020 11:37 AM
 
It is possible to become less stressed if you are following these eight things:

1. Do one thing at a time.
This statement was backed up by relevant research at the Stanford University. The researchers found that “multitaskers were terrible in all three experiments, worst of all the researchers found that when frequent multitaskers attempted to focus on a single task, they used their brains less effectively than non-frequent multitaskers.” Instead of stressing yourself with many things at the same time, focus and finish one thing first, and then move to the next task.

2. Double the estimate of how long anything will take.
Underestimation of the time needed to complete a task brings you unnecessary stress to your life. Instead, you can double the time needed for task completion. For example, if you plan to spend 30 minutes editing an article you just wrote, extend that to an hour, so that you are not rushing to meet that deadline, and increasing your stress without any added benefit. This also helps to minimise mistakes.

3. Stop being late.
If you really want to stop being late, prepare for the next day by getting ready the night before, like packing your...
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Nyenrode Business University30-03-2020 8:49 AM
Silence and noise during the Corona crisis

Professors are streaming lectures from home, students have gone to their parents, when possible, and employees are looking for possibilities to collaborate online. It is quiet at the campuses of Nyenrode Business University.

Everyone is finding their way at home between preparing sandwiches for children, conference calls, writing course outlines and reading manuals about digital teaching. On campus, in Breukelen as well as in Amsterdam, occasionally you come across a student, an employee or a professor looking for coffee, while they focus on a project that they cannot complete from home. Apart from the birds, all they hear is silence. They feel the sun's rays and the breeze while they walk from the library to the Albert Heijn building, or sitting down for a phone call in the garden of the ‘Vijf Keizers’. It is the reality of Nyenrode in times of the Coronavirus.

Times of crisis require acceleration and creativity, at the same time making conscious choices is essential. It creates room for reflection and prioritization. Nyenrode is currently one university with two extremes. Working shoulder to shoulder since last week, the unity and teamwork demonstrated these past days, show that Nyenrode’s...
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Together Abroad05-03-2020 4:36 PM
MBA – The masterplan for your career

Join the QS MBA Event in Amsterdam this March

The key to succeed in today’s business is having the right qualification and a professional network. An MBA from a well-respected, highly-ranked business schools offers you exactly that!
The Master of Business Administration is a renowned management degree that is not only popular with its students but with companies and recruiters all over the world. Its combination of business theory, case studies and networking can upgrade your career to the next level.

Meet Top Business Schools in person

So how can you apply for the MBA and what are business schools looking for in their candidates? Find out more at the upcoming QS MBA Meetings & Networking taking place on 12th March in Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam. At this free event you have the unique opportunity to speak directly with admissions directors of the Netherlands’s leading business schools as well as of other international renowned programs in 30 minutes personalized meetings..

Participating schools include Amsterdam Business School, RSM Erasmus, ESMT Berlin, IMD, IE, Hult, Rennes Business School, Warwick, UBC Sauder, ESSEC, Goethe Business School and many more.

Your event benefits
• Receive a free personal consultation...
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Together Abroad OUTPLACEMENT SERVICES FOR NON-DUTCH SPEAKERS14-02-2020 3:40 PM

WHAT IS OUTPLACEMENT & WHAT DOES AN OUTPLACEMENT SERVICE DO?
When an organization makes the tough decision to lay off employees, Outplacement Service is one of the most important parts of any severance package they offer.
Outplacement is a service offered to employees who have lost or will be losing their job to help them quickly find a new and satisfying job.

Outplacement iservice s a benefit offered by responsible organizations to help former employees quickly find a new job in the job market.
Outplacement services include career coaching, resume and CV writing, interview preparation, referrals to hiring managers and targeted job leads.

Our​ ​outplacement services are the most complete in the Dutch market. We are the only company that not only provides services like career coaching, executive search, CV writing, LinkedIn review but also applies on behalf of our clients to jobs that are relevant to their profile. OUTPLACEMENT SERVICES FOR NON-DUTCH SPEAKERS
We specialize in Outplacement Services for you (non-Dutch speaker) to find the right job. Our​ ​outplacement packages are the most complete in the Dutch market. We are the only company that not only provides services like career coaching, executive search, CV writing, LinkedIn review but also job hunting on...
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Together Abroad30-09-2019 9:52 AM

Presentations at the Expat Fair, Sunday 6 October - register now!

Our extensive programme includes a wide variety of workshops and presentations, all geared to making your transition to life in the Netherlands easier. More than 40 professionals will introduce you to everything you need to know about their area of expertise: themes include Relocation, Finance, Jobs for Expats, Family, Healthcare, Education, Transport and Housing & Setting Up Home.
Get your free Expat Fair ticket here, and you will also receive a personal link to register for any presentations you want to see.

Nedles will be there to give you the low-down on civic integration exams. You can visit MVA - Certified Expat Broker´s talk on how to buy a house in the Amsterdam region and Albert Both of Talencoach will reveal some secrets about How to Speak Dutch.
What else? In2Motivation are offering a special workshop that will give you tools to simplify your life in the Netherlands! .
Herbert de Bruijne, of Openbaar Onderwijs aan de Amstel, can help you find the most suitable school for your child; RSM Career Coach, Justin Sheehan, will give you a crash course in how to use LinkedIn; and Independent Expat Finance are...
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Together Abroad09-07-2019 5:21 PM


Madison Parker International BV is a strategic recruitment consultancy specialized in the global placement of permanent and interim professionals, fully supporting major businesses in the commercial, finance and technology sectors in the Netherlands and various international markets.
Recently we interviewed the Management from Madison Parker International BV. We talked with Salah El Kholali, from The Hague office, who joined Madison Parker International early 2018. Besides his strong knowledge of Recruitment he build over the years, his area of expertise is Business Development & Strategy.

Tell us about your function at the Madison Parker job agency and what is the motivational driving force in your job? 
My role at Madison Parker is very diverse and that is what I very much like, as a part of Management, together with my Managing Director, Ray Parker we strive to get the best results every day. My main passion will always be Business Development and strategically thinking of new ways to take the company and myself to the next level. As part of management, we drive the business on a daily basis, but we are still very much active in the recruitment work itself and like to get our ‘hands dirty’ as well. I think the motivational drive in this business is really the...
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Togetehr Abroad11-07-2019 10:40 AM

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.”—Buddha

“People who are happy in life have an easy time feeling good and recovering from adversity; they have close, supportive social connections; and they believe that their presence in the world matters,” writes Emiliana Simon-Thomas, the science director of Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, on the Greater Good Magazine. Similarly, she defines happiness at work as “feeling an overall sense of enjoyment at work; being able to gracefully handle setbacks; connecting amicably with colleagues, coworkers, clients, and customers; and knowing that your work matters to yourself, your organization, and beyond.”

Several studies have confirmed the strong link between happiness and productivity. In his book, The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor mentioned that “we can fully utilize our intellectual powers when we are feeling confident and happy. In a happy state of mind, creative ideas flow in and we are better at problem-solving and decision-making.” Caleb Papineau, director of global marketing at TINYpulse, revealed the following statistics: Happy people are 31% more productive and three times more creative; happiness improves business profitability by 147%; 75% of individuals leave their jobs because they are unhappy with their boss rather...
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