Diversity on the workfloor; How to make sure your female applicants make it to the final cut * Daily employment news

van Orsouw07-09-2020 3:08 PM
You are invited to join our Expert Talk webinar: Diversity on the workfloor; How to make sure your female applicants make it to the final cut

Presented by Wendy Broersen - CEO and Founder of Superwomen Academy & our own expert Marjan Stoit - Sales & Recruitment Manager at Undutchables

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We all would like to see more female applicants and make sure there are female professionals on the short list. But how do you do that? In this talk Wendy Broersen addresses all phases of the hiring process and beyond, to highlight what you can do to make sure your shortlist has female applicants. Practical tips and insights are shared to make sure you get that number up and up the chances they will stay. To build that inclusive culture within your company you are aiming for.
Looking forward to welcome you at the webinar!

24 September 2020 - Online via Zoom
From 10.00 - 11.00

10.00 Introduction
10.05 Diversity on the workfloor by Marjan Stoit
10.15 How to make sure your female applicants make it to the final cut - by Wendy Broersen
10.45 Wrap-up and Q&A
11.00 End

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Together Abroad21-07-2020 4:01 PM

Can’t seem to find your dream internship in the FMCG industry? So many questions appeared, such as “Is my academic background good enough” or “Do I need to speak a foreign language?” These concerns should not stop you from landing on an amazing internship in FMCG. However, pre-requirements do mess with applicants’ minds but don’t worry. Let me ease your concerns by tearing these pre-requirements apart, as a recruitment intern at Henkel

Your spirit matters!
Of course, you are worried that people might have better academic backgrounds, results, or skills. However, at some companies like Henkel, it does not matter if you are a bachelor or master’s student since the majority of our vacancies require the right (Henkel) spirit. We have several cases, including myself, that a bachelor student stood out from an applicant pool of 120 people. Therefore, to make a recruiter hear your drive plays a pivotal role, this all comes down to your CV and cover letter. Besides, like many companies in the FMCG industry, the Henkel internship program offers a learning environment to students; not a place where students need to be full-on on their first day. Thus, drop your worries on the academic level and...
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By Undutchables15-07-2020 6:36 PM

Webinar: The consequences of Covid-19 on the Dutch labor market and what you (as job-seeker) can expect by Undutchables
The Covid pandemic has impacted practically every aspect of life. And this is no different for the Dutch Labour market. During this webinar we will touch on aspects that were influenced by Covid-19 with a focus on the Dutch labour market. We will go into details on what onboarding looks like now and our predictions for the future. We will also share some inside scoop on how our clients are adapting their business in response to Covid-19.

Another focal point will be the hiring process and how this will evolve to a more personal approach. Lastly, we will use all of our findings to answer some of the most frequent questions we get from candidates such as “Can I find a job in the Netherlands during these times?”. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.

Join our webinar and stay prepared as things continue to develop.

Practical Information:
Date: Friday the 24th of July
Time: 14:00-15:00
Online via Zoom

Prior registration is compulsory and can be done via this LINK...
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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 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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