Maslow's pyramid has been around for about 75 years, but it is still being used. According to Matt Buckland, we can also put it to good use in job ads. Maslow divided human needs into different layers: the higher needs are only addressed when the lower ones are fulfilled. What can we learn from this with regard to vacancy texts?
What is Maslow's pyramid?
In 1943, Maslow published a paper called "A Theory of Human Motivation" in the journal The Psychological Review. In it, he wrote that human needs must be met in a certain order before a person's motivation changes. For example, if you are hungry and have no roof over your head, it is unlikely that you will be concerned about what other people think of you.
Maslow laid out a pyramid that you can walk up from the bottom to the top in this order: Physiological Security Belonging Appreciation Personal growth A job covers such an important part of a person's life that Maslow's pyramid certainly applies here.
Physiological: what am I going to earn?
A person's first priority is survival and that includes having food to eat, a roof over their head, good night's rest, etc. You can...
Terminating an employment contract through the court/UWV is time-consuming and expensive for employers. Therefore, many employers who need to reorganise their company will try to minimise dismissals by using an alternative process called termination by mutual consent. This is where the settlement agreement comes in.
Termination by mutual consent
In this process, employers ask selected employees if they are willing to terminate their employment voluntarily in exchange for a predefined package: a settlement agreement. This package can deviate from standard employment law, and may offer additional pay or benefits.
Interested employees are offered the settlement agreement and if they accept the offer, their employment will be terminated by mutual consent. Employees who decline will continue their employment without change.
If insufficient employees accept, the employer may move to forced redundancy.
In a forced redundancy, your job ceases to exist. You therefore cannot choose...
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How do you leave a good impression, for example at a job application or at another important meeting? Professor of social psychology Roos Vonk wrote a book about how first impressions work and how people try to make a good impression. We picked out 10 practical tips to help you make a good impression.
The 10 tips
Tip 1: Understand how people make a first impression
In most cases a first impression is made automatically, without thinking about it. For example, we quickly know whether someone is confident or shy, spontaneous or closed, friendly or unfriendly, impulsive or indecisive. We deduce these things, for example, from what people do and say, the way they move and talk, their appearance and clothes. Our impression of a person is the result of an interaction between stereotyping, vague intuitions based on body language and external features and conscious reasoning and consideration. We are also influenced by the context and our interests, wishes and goals. And we take into account that people sometimes pretend to be something other than they are.
The fact that we do this so imperceptibly also has its drawbacks. We can of course be wrong about someone. Often we do not even realise it....
If you came to this website and are reading this article, you are probably looking for a job outside your home country and looking for an international career, right? Building an international career abroad is a long-term process that can bring you many great experiences, benefits and personal satisfaction. However, it also demands hard work and complete dedication.
International careers do not just happen. They are planned carefully and built up over a while. It is a fundamental fact that international employers want you to have an international experience before sending you to work abroad. So, you need to plan ahead.
Keep in mind that everything needs a lot of effort, focus and determination. So, here are some tips for you to succeed in an international career:
Choose a place
First of all, you might already have a destination in mind. Think about what makes you an asset to a particular region. Foreign language skills are a natural first step, but if you want to apply directly to a job in another country, ask yourself where your skills and background will be most attractive to potential employers. There are job opportunities everywhere, but that...
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A survey of people who moved to the Netherlands to be with their partners who either lived or were posted here shows seven in 10 gave up their career or business to relocate. And despite claims that the Netherlands has plenty of jobs for international workers, almost seven in 10 said not speaking Dutch was a problem when trying to find a job.
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