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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 ...

Explained: Health insurance in the Netherlands

Getting ready to move expat employees to the Netherlands? The Dutch healthcare system is highly ranked for quality and innovation, but it is also unlike many other socialized healthcare systems in the world. We find that most expats (especially those ...

How to arrange your utilities in the Netherlands: Energy, Water, Internet

Congratulations on having found your new home in the Netherlands! Now that the hard part of finding a home is behind – it’s time to make that home “move-in” ready. In the Netherlands, you have the freedom to choose the ...

Explained: Dutch residence permit for Non-EU partner and children

There are plenty of great reasons to move to the Netherlands. We’ve got the best beers, the best cheeses and fried snacks. This country is home to world-famous masterpieces from history, and modern innovations in architecture. Throughout history, the country and people have always valued an openness between cultures ...

Career Lessons Learned From The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our professional lives. We’ve spent over a year adjusting to life in lockdown – and tackling professionals’ uncertainties head-on. Although it’s been challenging, there are a lot of lessons to be learned that you can apply throughout your entire career – Pandemic or none.  So what lessons can we take ...

Revisited: Working from home with kids during COVID-19

Now that the vaccine is being distributed across the world, we can start to expect a potential return to normality on the horizon. For working parents, the transition back to school starts off with so much promise: a break from kids shrieking at an ear-splitting ...

Octagon donates to Erasmus MC

2020 was the year of helping each other. As the coronavirus continues well into 2021, it’s more important than ever to support each other, and our community, throughout these difficult times. We closed off 2020 by donating €1500 to the ...

The Future of HR in a Post COVID-19 Workplace

There is no denying that COVID-19 has imposed a tremendous impact on the economy and the labor force. The world is now a vastly different place regarding how and where we work, as well as the technologies we use to engage with each other. ...