Flexible labour and self-employment in the Netherlands are on the rise, says an overview report by TNO Innovation for Life and Statistics Netherlands. Workers with a flexible employment contract have risen from 12% in 2001 to 16% in 2012. In 2014, the proportion of Dutch employees with a flexible work relationship increased even further to 22%, according to the report. This makes the Netherlands one of the top three EU15 countries with high rates of labour market flexibility, right behind Portugal and Spain. The group of flexible workers is diverse, and it is comprised of:
• employees with a fixed-term contract with the prospect of a permanent contract (21% of the total population of flexible workers);
• employees with a fixed-term contract of more than one year (10%);
• employees with a fixed-term contract of less than one year (8%);
• on-call employees (30%);
• temporary agency employees (13%);
• workers on permanent contracts, but with no fixed hours (7%);
• workers on fixed-term contracts without fixed hours (12%).
Sectors with the highest shares of flexible workers are restaurants and catering (42%), followed by services (29%), culture, sports and recreation (29%) and trade (26%). However, shares are relatively low in...
We have shared a lot with you about our company, our events, the Netherlands as a country and their traditions. We feel like it is high time you got acquainted with some of our colleagues. This ‘recruiter’ blog will give you more insight into the life of a recruiter, the challenges they face, their most memorable moments and their guilty pleasures. This week we will introduce the Utrecht recruiter, Oliver Gell. Enjoy!
1. How did you end up in recruitment?
Recruitment has been something that I have wanted to be a part of for the past 4 years. In 2017 I received a phone call from Koen de Geus (branch manager in Utrecht) who informed me that they are looking for another recruiter in the Utrecht office. When I was offered the position, I was really happy that I was able to be a part of Undutchables.
2. What are the most/least enjoyable aspects of recruiting?
The most enjoyable part of recruiting to me would have to be advising candidates helping them settle within the Netherlands and obviously helping them find a job. Least enjoyable would have to be when a candidate doesn’t show up for an interview.
Recently we interviewed two Senior Recruitment Consultants from Adams. We talked with Sylvia Lubak, from the Amsterdam office and Audrey Monje, from the Rotterdam branch
Recently we interviewed two Senior Recruitment Consultants from Adams. We talked with Sylvia Lubak, from the Amsterdam office and Audrey Monje, from the Rotterdam branch. Sylvia joined Adams in 2010. Her area of expertise is placing Finance and IT candidates with international companies. Audrey joined Adams in 2013. She has 2 specialist fields - Supply Chain & Logistics and Multilingual Customer Service roles.
What is the motivational driving force in your job?
Audrey: There are different aspects of my job that bring daily motivation. I enjoy interacting with people from different backgrounds, there is always something interesting to learn. It is very rewarding seeing that you truly made someone happy by helping them to find a perfect job. You have provided guidance throughout the whole process, given career advice, tips for interviews, etc. and then finally when that person gets a role you can share happiness with them. But there are also other aspects of this job that I enjoy a lot, like, establishing and...
SPOUSE | PARTNER CAREER SUPPORT in the Netherlands
Why Partner Employment is a Key Issue for Company's Hiring Expats
Why should partner| Spouse employment be a key issue for international employers looking to hire overseas applicants into their business? Well, according to a unique study by the Permits Foundation, titled the International Survey of Expatriate Spouses and Partners, 60% of the global workforce would be 'unlikely to relocate to a country where it is difficult for their partner or spouse to find work'. This was a very expansive study, which took in the views of 3,300 expatriate spouses and partners from 122 nationalities working in 117 host countries.
Therefore, this study deserves to be taken very seriously by international employers and recruiters, because if employers can somehow make it easier for partners to get employment, then their company will become more attractive to international jobseekers. This means you may have an edge over your competition and may find it easier to attract top international talent for your hardest to fill roles.
Partners of expats want to work but struggle to find work
The study also highlighted the extent to which partners of expatriates were failing to find employment when in...
Interview with Shimi Goossen – Senior International Recruitment Consultant at Madison Parker International BV
Tell us about your function at Madison Parker job agency?
I am a senior international recruiter, end-to-end responsible for the external global resourcing of candidates for different types of clients who are mostly active in the following industries; supply chain, pharma, engineering, food and agriculture. They're spread across the globe.
What is the motivational driving force in your job?
Working as a Senior Recruiter at Madison Parker, I am constantly engaged in finding (inter)national talent. In my role, I also act as a business partner and advise my Clients in their staffing needs by building and maintaining a good relationship and business knowledge. I also insist on seeing my candidates face-to-face which is important to determine if there is a cultural fit. This is the only way you can manage the process, and this is my driving force.
Describe your perfect day on the job.
When I am making people happy! People are very grateful when you find them the job of their dreams. My clients are also giving me a lot of rewards and gratitude when I can manage to deliver the perfect candidate.
How is the Netherlands job market doing and what are the implications for current job seekers?...
Linda is a professional with whom you’ll have the right click from the start. She is conscientious about delivering based on your expectations. With her guidance you’ll be able to look at yourself from a bird’s eye view and discover with precision what is most valuable from your past experience for your future career.
I would like to thank you for your great job to make my CV presentable and truly reflecting my knowledge and experience.
With your highly professional advices and support I felt more confident and eventually I got a job.