Expert Talk: Multilinguals' Journey to the Netherlands by Undutchables ** HR daily news

Undutchables03-07-2020 11:52 AM

You are invited to join our Expert Talk: Multilinguals' Journey to the Netherlands
Presented by Dirk Meeuws COO & CTO at OnRecruit & our own expert Emmanuèle van Houdenhoven - Collard - Sales & Recruitment Manager at Undutchables

We take great pleasure in inviting you to join our 3rd Expert talk. This webinar will be about; Multilinguals' Journey to the Netherlands; in which we will show the multilingual candidates positioning in the Dutch labour market. Where do they come from, what drives them, which skills do they have and what is important to them during their job search in the Netherlands. Emmanuèle will give a short preliminary insight and Dirk Meeuws will relay general figures and trends about the current multilingual job market.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the webinar!

10 July 2020 - Online via Zoom
From 10.00 - 11.00

10.00 Introduction
10.05 What drives Multilinguals ? by Emmanuèle van Houdenhoven - Collard
10.15 Figures and trends analysis by Dirk Meeuws
10.45 Wrap-up and Q&A
11.00 End

Online via zoom

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van Orsouw17-06-2020 6:16 PM

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Now it is time for all of us who navigated this pandemic safely, to face new challenges that awaits us. COVID19 changed all our lives in ways than we can imagine. I began this year in HR by focusing on building critical skills and competencies to meet the digital disruption that was widespread. However, COVID-19 drove an unprecedented transformation in business and ways of working in a very short period of time. The way we lead people, the way we manage our workforce and the tools have to be changed now. In this brief post, I try to share some areas of major change and some key actions that can help this journey for you.

Being a business leader or an HR person during these times is not for the light hearted and require out of the box thinking, resilience and leadership. Your business might have survived the last few months, but if you want to build it from here, it will require some well thought through, concrete actions.

What is happening around us?

It’s important to understand the large shift that's happening in consumer behavior and how business is done. Understand how your customer...
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van Orsouw16-06-2020 3:30 PM

You are invited to join the Undutchables Expert Talk webinar:

Jobcrafting; In which you will learn more about the why, how and what of Jobcrafting.
Presented by Kim Jansen - Psychologist and Trainer at The Young Workforce & our own expert Marjan Stoit - Sales & Recruitment Manager at Undutchables

We take great pleasure in inviting you to join our 2nd Expert talk. This session will be about Jobcrafting; in which you will learn more about the why, how and what of Jobcrafting. And for you as (HR)manager it is fun and valuable to understand how to implement this concrete tool in your organisation.

In this fast changing world and complex times it is becoming more and more important for employees to be self-aware, self-steering and pro-active. We are shifting from thinking in terms of functions to roles and talents. Giving more responsibility to the individual. Jobcrafting is popular and an effective way for employees to take control and sculpture their own job so it unleashes their strength. At the moment jobs ‘fit’ it creates more commitment and engagement. Empowered, effective and energetic employees! An energized workforce is the basis of a future-proof organisation.

Looking forward to welcome you at...
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van Orsouw09-06-2020 10:46 AM

In a recent lawsuit in Amsterdam, a verdict was reached that an employer may not halve an employee’s salary because of the coronavirus crisis. The employer in question had done so because the compensation received through the NOW scheme was too low to pay the full salary.

The employer involved in the lawsuit, who runs a restaurant in Amsterdam, found himself in financial trouble as a result of the coronavirus crisis. In March, he applied for compensation through the NOW scheme and received 60% of the wage bill of January 2020 as monthly compensation. He responded by paying all of his employees 50% of their salary. During the lawsuit, one of his employees demanded the employer paid all of the overdue salary. The judge acknowledged that the exceptional circumstances were cause for unforeseen economic emergency action, but nonetheless proceeded to compel the employer to pay the overdue salary until the termination of the employee’s (temporary) contract.

New employees lead to payment problems

The restaurant is primarily dependent on tourists and therefore saw hardly any business in January and February. The arrival of tourists in March would under normal circumstances have signalled the start of a more lucrative period. For this...
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van Orsouw08-06-2020 8:48 AM

Dismissal on probation
How does the trial period work?
The probationary period is a short period at the beginning of an employment contract in which the employment contract can be terminated immediately by both the employer and yourself. There is only a probationary period if this period has been agreed upon in writing.

Duration of the probationary period
The maximum duration of the probationary period that can be agreed depends on the length of your employment contract. For example, the probation period for an open-ended employment contract may not exceed two months. Even if there is a fixed-term employment contract with a duration of two years or longer, a trial period of two months may be agreed.

If you have a fixed-term employment contract with a duration of less than two years but longer than six months, the probation period may not exceed one (1) month. This is the case, for example, with an annual contract. If there is an employment contract with a duration of six months or less, no trial period may be agreed at all.

Rules regarding the probationary period are strictly applied
Rules regarding probation must be strictly observed by an employer. If this does not happen,...
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Together Abroad03-06-2020 9:42 PM

Are you ready to advance your career?
Virtual MBA Roadshow June 29 2020, 5:00 PM

Meet Nyenrode Business University digital and find out how an MBA program can boost your leadership impact and how you can gain an international view on business and management. Nyenrode’s unique combination of academic theory, practical relevance and personal development will enable you to apply what you learn during your MBA in the daily practice of your organization or your future career.

Which MBA suits you best?
- Full-time MBA, the European MBA based in Amsterdam.
- Executive MBA, focused on leadership and global business.
- Modulair Executive MBA, choose from 3 tracks: Business & IT, Public & Private or Business & Sustainable Transitions.

Personal advice
During the personal information session which will take place via skype or teams, our MBA Program Advisor will provide you with more information about Nyenrode Business University, our two unique locations (Breukelen & Amsterdam), our MBA programs, alumni network and admissions process. Furthermore, we will go through your CV and advice you on which MBA program fits your career goals best. During the session you will also have the opportunity to ask your questions about Nyenrode and the MBA programs....
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Together Abroad01-04-2020 6:07 AM

Learn Time Balance

In our busy world, it is sometimes challenging to combine work with private and social life, while not getting stressed. The trick is in knowing and following a time balance. Here are some time-management tips which will hopefully help you to not lose your nerves and to stay efficient and happy within and outside your work. 1. Do a time audit of your regular week
Spend one week looking where and how you spend your time. Using these results, consider how you may redistribute your time to have enough for the activities you really value. Also notice what you are wasting your time for. Simplify, delegate or totally eliminate activities that absorb too much time (especially if they are not worth that time).

2. Work smarter, not harder
Managing your time does not mean completing as many tasks into one day as possible. It is about simplifying work process, grouping similar tasks together, doing things faster. It is about thinking of what can be done more efficiently, instead of automatically performing a time-consuming task again and again.

3. Start with the most important tasks
The golden rule of time management is to first complete the two or...
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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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Tanya Pelser

Thank you for a great workshop this morning, it was refreshing to hear some really basic ideas for the Dutch employment search which I'm sure will help start everyone off on a new career path! I will definitely be using the services of Together Abroad and one of my first actions is to revise my CV and submit this for a review.

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