Category: Careers

Pay gap between men and women is decreasing: but better distribution of care tasks at home could still make a difference

The pay gap between men and women is narrowing further and further, more sharply in business than…

This is how you can find the one that suits your company from the 5 best HR tools of 2021

Gone are the days when you, as an employee, arranged leave by letter. You can now easily…

High inflation, higher wages? This is what you keep net when you earn €40,000 to €80,000 and your gross salary increases 2% to 4%

Rising prices erode the purchasing power of savings and make life more expensive for employees. However, the…

1.3 million Dutch people experience burnout complaints: this is what you can do as a manager

In a normal work situation, it is already quite difficult for an employer to recognize that an…

Join our return-to-office webinar to learn how employees feel about their companies’ remote work policies

Are employees frustrated or happy about returning to the office? Should your employees return to the office…

Via Wise (home) workers can book a workplace in the catering industry: ‘We see this as a new fringe benefit’

If you want to exchange working from home for working in a coffee shop or cafe after…

Unemployment benefits in the catering industry are falling sharply after easing: unemployment is falling again

Unemployment in the Netherlands fell again in April compared to the previous month, according to figures from…

New bill: home worker has the right to be unreachable – Council of State does not think such a law is necessary

If it is up to the PvdA, employees can invoke the statutory right from 1 January not…

13 tips to get better at small talk

You throw a party and welcome the guests at the front door. Or you run into a…

Minister Bas van ‘t Wout of Economic Affairs is struggling with a burnout – musical chairs in the outgoing cabinet

Outgoing minister Bas van ‘t Wout (Economic Affairs and Climate) is suffering from a burnout and will…

This single American mother used $1,200 government check to build a $1 million business in 10 months

After she was fired in 2019, Ellie Diop applied for more than 50 job openings, but was…

6 ways to find out if your side hustle can pay off in the long run

COLUMN – What I like most in my spare time is brainstorming new business ideas. I like…

6 personal assistants talk about the weirdest assignments they ever got from their boss

Personal assistants to top executives, or PAs, earn an average of about $80,000 a year, according to…

These are the most popular employers among Dutch students in 2021: Central government, Tesla and Apple

He is there again! The annual ranking of most popular employers among students from research agency Universum….

A negotiation coach explains how to ask for a raise – and how to best take advantage of an offer from another employer

Many people find it inconvenient to ask for a raise, but with the current tight labor market,…

Control freak? 6 ways to make it easier to delegate work

Many people find it difficult to let go of control and to delegate things. If you’re a…

Dutch employees find a good work-life balance more important for their well-being than job security

The Dutch attach great importance to their work-life balance. Nearly seven in ten Dutch employees (69 percent)…

Agreement on flexible work: zero-hours contract will disappear and the self-employed must earn at least €35 per hour

Employers and trade unions have reached an agreement on limiting flexible work. That was announced on Wednesday,…

Emma at Work kickstarts the career of young people with a physical disability – and they are enthusiastic at Schiphol

A good start in the job market can provide confidence that you will carry with you for…

9 questions to ask during a job interview to appear smart

Before a job interview, it is good to always have a few questions in your head. It…

Make childcare available for all children 2 days a week, advises SER

All young children should have the opportunity to attend childcare at least two days a week. That…

Recently graduated? These are the 10 fastest-growing startup jobs on LinkedIn

Recent graduates have hardly any relevant work experience, but they often have the necessary skills that are…

5 tips for when you transfer to a new employer

The labor market is picking up again, as became clear in May from figures from the Central…

These are the 10 most important qualities of the ideal boss – just communicating and being involved is not enough

The Dutch want an honest, committed and well-communicating boss. This is apparent from research by Motivaction on…

Bring in young talent? 5 tips from the HR expert who has already filled hundreds of vacancies for Aegon

Young talent is scarce. As an employer, how do you find suitable people in this market –…

Unemployment drops to pre-corona crisis levels – fewer benefits in the cultural sector, catering and retail sector

Unemployment fell again further, in October the unemployment rate fell to 2.9 percent. According to the Central…

I changed 3 things in my routine to become a morning person, and it made me a better boss

I am not traditionally a morning person. I considered 10 a.m. to be early, and even then…

Many entrepreneurs see hybrid work as permanent – ​​almost a third think that this is not possible because of the work itself

Most companies where staff work both at home and on location expect to continue to use this…

More and more SMEs are suffering from a staff shortage – number of unfilled vacancies at record level

More and more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are suffering from a shortage in the labor market….

Letting go of home working advice led to significantly more absenteeism due to illness

Employees increasingly cite the workplace as a source of contamination of the corona virus. Occupational health service…

Why you should lie and be super nice when you resign, according to 2 career experts

So you’ve finally had enough of your boss and decided to look for a new employer. You…

I thought a 100-hour workweek would help my startup succeed, but it didn’t take off until I cut my workweek down to 35 hours

I was confident when I started my second company. I started my first business from my bedroom….

Half of employees in the world are looking for another job due to the corona pandemic

Due to the corona pandemic, more people have started to rethink their work and private lives. More…

Tightness on the labor market is increasing: more vacancies but also fewer unemployed

Employers looking for staff were again able to choose from fewer candidates in the third quarter. The…

These US Marines Defuse Bombs: That’s What It’s Like To Have One Of The Most Dangerous Jobs In The Army

Anyone who works in the US military in the explosive ordnance disposal service must be more than…

Major companies prepare for partial return of employees to the office

Many large companies are preparing so that their employees can (continue to) work partly at home and…

Wibra wants staff to make up for unpaid hours missed due to lockdown – FNV disputes that in court

Trade union FNV and retail chain Wibra are facing each other in court. The union wants to…

YoungCapital becomes The Works: youth agency expects record turnover of €600 million and wants to grow internationally

The Dutch employment agency for young people YoungCapital Group will continue as The Works and will focus…

Dating company Bumble tackles stress in the workplace and gives all employees a week off

The company Bumble, which runs a dating app, has temporarily closed all its offices worldwide. The 700…

A Wall Street hedge fund boss quit his job and now sells healthy food – here’s his advice for anyone looking to escape the financial world

Jason Karp owes a lot to his work in the financial sector. He made millions, won awards,…

Corona jobs of the GGD compete with the catering industry – shortage of staff can become structural

A large part of the catering entrepreneurs fear that potential employees no longer see the industry. While…

Not sure who to address your cover letter to? These are the 5 worst ways to start your letter

We know that it can be quite inconvenient if there is no contact person in a vacancy….

Salaries are relatively high in these sectors – the central government is one of the best-paying employers

Mineral extraction, the water boards, the national and provincial governments pay relatively good salaries compared to other…

Women’s incomes fall after having children through part-time work, not due to lack of childcare

Many working women lose their income after having children. However, this is not necessarily due to a…

Thinking Like Elon Musk: A Space Engineer Shares 4 Rocket Science Tricks That Lead to Brilliant Ideas

Technical triumphs, such as the first manned moon landing, were possible only because scientists approached the facts…

Becoming an entrepreneur from a permanent job: 10 tips to take the plunge

Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Because what could be more inspiring than being able to…

These are the 10 most popular employers among the highly educated – and these are 5 ways to retain employees

Internet giant Google is the company that highly educated people in the Netherlands prefer to work for….

Wibra can let staff make up for missed corona hours unpaid – employees were paid earlier, while they were at home

Retail company Wibra is allowed to let staff make up for the hours they have not worked…