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Explained: Dismissal procedures in the Netherlands

Dismissals aren’t easy for anybody – least of all for employees, but especially business owners and HR teams unfamiliar with dismissal procedures in the Netherlands. If your business needs restructuring – and dismissals are your best option – it’s important ...

Explained: Pension Schemes in the Netherlands

Money talks – but salary and wages are not the only component of compensation that matters to employees in the Netherlands. In fact, in order to attract the best talent, you need to consider what your ideal employee really values ...

What to expect if you’ve lost your job while working in the Netherlands

Job loss is a fact of professional life – but you don’t have to be surprised by what comes next. While the uncertainty of losing a job can be stressful, both Dutch and non-Dutch people employed in the Netherlands can ...

Setting up in the Netherlands Part 3 – How to hire employees in the Netherlands

Are you looking to start your business in the Netherlands? Hiring new employees is a crucial step to grow your business. The right talent can bring new skills, knowledge and the bandwidth needed to get the best outcome for your ...

Octagon Professionals launches the Japan Desk

Octagon Professionals launches the Japan Desk – HR solutions tailored to the unique needs of Japanese businesses expanding in the Netherlands and Europe Today we’re excited to be officially launching a Japan Desk to provide recruitment and HR solutions to Japanese companies expanding ...

Setting up in the Netherlands Part 2 – How to find the best office space for your business

This is the second article of a series that was written to help foreign businesses in the Netherlands set up. Last month, we published the first article in the series, which explained how to register your business with the Dutch ...

Is it possible for your business in the Netherlands to have employees working all over the world?

If your business employs expats who live and work in the Netherlands, this is likely a question you’ve considered at least once sometime last year. The inability to travel and state of uncertainty during the pandemic is difficult for everybody ...

5 Reasons to Start a Business in the Netherlands

At the beginning of 2020, the NFIA predicted a record-breaking number of foreign companies to expand to the Netherlands. Despite last year’s challenges, many of these businesses were able to adapt and begin their expansion in the Netherlands. Other companies chose to put their ...