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EXPLAINED: Works councils in the Netherlands

A works council in the Netherlands is probably the most important representative body of employee interests for a company. A works council (in Dutch: wet op de ondernemingsraden, OR) is made up of a few employees from a company that ...

5 myths about Dutch visas debunked

The immigration procedure to the Netherlands can seem intimidating to the uninitiated. Fortunately, the Netherlands is one of the most welcoming EU countries with an attractive and accessible immigration procedure for businesses and highly skilled people – including non-EU resident ...

5 HR and people ops pitfalls to avoid when expanding to the Netherlands

Moving to a new market is a wonderful way to create new opportunities for growth. However, new markets also come with their own unique risks and challenges – especially for HR and people ops teams. In our experience, the pitfalls ...

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

There are a number of reasons your business might decide to move to the Netherlands… Between the sheer volume of highly skilled people, amazing infrastructure, and attractive tax incentives for companies, it’s no surprise that hundreds of foreign companies are ...

5 tips to manage performance reviews in a hybrid work environment

2022 is the year for adjusting your business and HR processes to the “new normal.” Many businesses are choosing to adopt a hybrid working model, or have gone completely remote. Regular performance reviews can help your team work together better ...

Spring cleaning checklist for businesses without an HR team

Every successful business leader understands how important it is to take care of their people. Nonetheless, it can be tricky to balance the priorities of doing work that grows your business, and the administration associated with HR when you lack ...

Explained: Dutch Holiday Allowance

It’s that special time of year again! It’s the time of year when most working people in the Netherlands receive nearly double their monthly salary all at once. That’s right: the Dutch Holiday allowance (vakantiegeld, in Dutch) is worth 8% ...

FAQ: Payroll taxes and employment in the Netherlands

Here we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that our payroll and HR specialists regularly get asked. If your business needs support setting up their operations, or have a specific challenge involving employment in the Netherlands, don’t hesitate ...