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Netherlands: Paid versus Unpaid leave

Paid leave differs from unpaid leave in the way that the employee continues being paid during a planned absence from work, whereas unpaid leave is taken when a person has no other way to take time off. Paid time off ...

Ultimate Checklist: Moving to the Netherlands

Preparing to move abroad is an exciting (albeit stressful) life situation for anyone. Fortunately, the Netherlands is such a popular country to live and work in for skilled professionals from anywhere in the world – and settling there does not ...

6 reasons your Dutch HR team WANTS you to take your holidays

In today’s fast-paced and competitive workplace, employees are always feeling pressured to not take their paid time off for any reason, no matter how much they might need it or even want it. In some business cultures, this is intentional. ...

5 summer team building event ideas | Netherlands

Team-building events are important for any business – they promote teamwork, communication, and collaboration amongst employees. And what better place to hold a team-building event than in the Netherlands? With its abundance of picturesque landscapes, friendly people, and now, sunny ...

Top attractions to visit in the Netherlands this Summer (2022)

Summer holidays have kicked off across the Netherlands. School is out, vacations have been planned, and for the first Summer since 2020, all the Dutch attractions are open without any limitations, and safe to visit once again. It is time ...

7 tips to stand out in the crowded Dutch job market

In the Netherlands today, there are 133 job vacancies for every 100 unemployed. Across the board, nearly every sector in the Netherlands is having trouble finding the talent they need. That’s why if you’re in the market for a new ...

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 ...