Category: Careers

9 tips for negotiating like a pro, even if you hate it

When I quit my comfortable steady job and decided to freelance, I had no idea how hard…

Labor market remains very tight, but rise in bankruptcies and influx of Ukrainian refugees could offer relief

There are currently 387,000 vacancies, which is a new record, report economists at ABN AMRO. Based on…

7 legal points to keep in mind if the employer wants to terminate your contract in the event of a mass redundancy

The corona crisis is punching deep holes in the Dutch economy, resulting in mass layoffs. The end…

If everyone can see each other’s ratings, the best employees will behave more like the average

Knowing how much your colleagues earn, how the tasks are divided and how your team members perform…

Social company i-did helps the long-term unemployed find a job and expands with its own factory for products made from recycled textile waste

i-did is all about second chances. At the social enterprise, people who are long-term unemployed make felt…

Construction is out of the corona dip: number of vacancies again comparable to 2019 – new corona wave creates more demand for nursing staff

The total number of vacancies in the Netherlands at the beginning of October was 21 percent lower…

High absenteeism due to corona continues: more than 1 in 20 employees drop out

Absenteeism due to illness increased further in February due to an increase in the number of corona…

Employees fear problems with travel costs due to high fuel prices – kilometer allowance should be 23 cents according to CNV

One in five workers fear financial hardship if the employer does not increase the travel allowance to…

KLM pilots negotiate exclusive extras such as cheap tickets and an upgrade to business class in exchange for a wage offer – which causes skewed eyes among cabin crew

KLM has had to surrender: on all fronts, the staff must agree to sacrifices to keep the…

Christina Caljé became a director at Goldman Sachs and then CEO of a startup – taking a career path that was not obvious

Christina Caljé is one of the few female, non-white CEOs in the startup scene, but if it’s…

The best paid starter job in the financial sector in the Netherlands yields €65,000 – elsewhere in Europe you earn more

The picture on the labor market at financial companies is very diverse. While large banks are generally…

Why you’re getting ahead with ‘negative thinking’, according to this poker expert and strategic advisor

The belief that ‘positive thinking’ leads to success is widespread. But according to former poker player and…

Unemployment continues to rise: in the second wave, employees with a permanent contract are also vulnerable

In the first phase, the corona crisis mainly cost employees with a flexible contract their jobs. Unemployment…

Stress-resistant pilots seem cut out for a career switch to stock trader – but pilots don’t turn out to be top traders

Pilots are known for their resilience to stress, discipline, self-awareness and ability to quickly analyze information. All…

Signing bonus, Tesla or a company e-bike: employers pull out all the stops in the battle for IT talent

Cut-throat competition. For example, founder Onno de Bel of IT recruiter and secondment firm Sterrk describes the…

Adyen receives 40,000 resumes every year – this is an absolute must if you want to work there

Fintech company Adyen has become increasingly popular among employees in recent years. When Stephanie Fernandez Buch joined…

Corona stress leads to an increase in burnouts – 5 tips for employers and managers to prevent massive failures

Due to a second wave of contamination and a new partial lockdown, society may experience a massive…

Unemployment at new record low – employers are looking less at diplomas and more at on-the-job training

Unemployment has continued to fall again. After a slight increase in December, the unemployment rate fell in…

These are side jobs that make your resume distinctive, according to the HR boss of fintech N26

Temporary help in the city bookstore, working in the catering industry or assistant at a large company:…

Work 1 day in the office, 1 or 2 days at home and the rest in a flexible workplace – that’s the future according to this WeWork director

The corona pandemic has put an end to the rigid work culture of five days a week…

You earn this with a financial or administrative job: from accountant to CFO, and from receptionist to management assistant

Due to the boom in working from home, the corona pandemic means that employers pay more attention…

The top 5 turn-offs for employees who leave because of an unsafe work environment

Now that the corona crisis seems to be finally behind us, employees are looking around again. The…

The ultimate HR dashboard; this is how you choose the tools that suit your company

As the labor shortage seems to be increasing, finding suitable candidates for open positions is becoming an…

8 legal points to watch out for as an employer when you have to fire staff in the corona crisis

Employers may never have imagined in the early days of 2020 that they would have to lay…

This is what it’s like to work on a superyacht: crew members talk about sexual harassment and heavy duty services

After a night out in St. Thomas with colleagues from the crew of a luxury yacht, a…

Director Peter de Mönnink leaves Talpa – thanks to his interventions, the media company can take a beating, according to John de Mol

Peter de Mönnink leaves Talpa Network. The general manager will leave the media company behind brands such…

Onboarding new employees in corona time: a buddy helps, a drink not really

The corona pandemic may partially stop life, but many companies continue to hire new employees. With the…

This Frenchman has a full-time job as an architect of virtual buildings in the metaverse – he now earns more than €4,500 per design

The virtual world of Cryptovoxels is a so-called metaverse in which architect Ogar operates. Although he has…

Remote helps companies hire employees abroad – startup raises $35 million

Working or distance has been given an impulse by the corona crisis. The startup Remote, which helps…

Change happens so fast that top executives at companies have trouble keeping up with innovations: this startup helps

The business community is transforming at a rapid pace in the field of innovation, sustainability and new…

Being able to communicate well is an important skill in the workplace: this way you can get better at it

Communication skills are among the most sought-after skills in the workplace. But speaking is not easy for…

Volt must reverse all measures against Gundogan, judge rules

According to the judge in preliminary relief proceedings, the political party Volt has acted unlawfully by expelling…

Revival after corona dip: there are many (or few) vacancies in these sectors

The labor market has recovered somewhat after the enormous corona blow of the second quarter. In the…

Hourly wages for women are on average 14% lower than for men: this is the reason

In 2020, women’s hourly wages were 14 percent lower than men’s. This is partly because women more…

This fund aims to diversify the tech sector by supporting women and people with a migrant background who want to retrain

There has been a shortage of IT talent for years. Now that the corona crisis has accelerated…

Boss of parent company Douwe Egberts collects signing bonus of €10 million – ‘a bad signal’, according to investor club VEB

The signing bonus for the new CEO of coffee company JDE Peet’s, the company behind Douwe Egberts,…

The best paid internship yields €1,650 per month – internship fees are rising despite the corona crisis

Companies are paying more and more to their interns. Despite the corona crisis, the average internship compensation…

3 ways to prevent lazy colleagues from taking advantage of you

Lazy colleagues can get the blood from under your nails. Working in a team, of course, means…

Bill Gates thinks half of business trips and a third of office days will not return after the corona pandemic

The corona year 2020 brought a number of drastic adjustments in terms of business trips and office…

5 tips to make your resume more personal without falling into clichés

“I am flexible, versatile and a real people person. I like to tackle, don’t have a 9-to-5…

“My role models were unreachable stars like Britney Spears – by making more women visible, you create a new generation of female leaders”

Empowering women. That, in short, is the mission of entrepreneur and author Emilie Sobels, founder of Hashtag…

Negotiate your salary during a job interview, but don’t mention one amount – you must do this

It can be difficult to talk about money during a job interview, but either way you look…

Microsoft has a new productivity tool: it allows your boss to check your email usage and see if your camera is on during video calls

Microsoft has a new tool that allows companies to see how much time employees spend on applications…

You only need to exercise actively for 30 to 40 minutes a day to compensate for a workday in front of the PC, according to new research

Everyone knows that sitting for hours on end is bad for your health, but exactly how long…

Deutsche Bank is considering allowing employees to work from home 2 days a week after corona – bank analysts wanted to tax home workers more

Deutsche Bank may soon allow most of its employees to work from home permanently two days a…

Unilever is testing a 4-day workweek in New Zealand – more and more companies are experimenting with it

Laundry and food company Unilever is going to try a four-day work week in New Zealand. With…

One of Zalando’s 3 top men quits – he has agreed with his wife that her career will now take priority

One of the three top men from fashion website Zalando is stepping down to spend more time…

Economists expect higher unemployment and more bankruptcies in 2021 – companies and employees are optimistic

Economists are counting on unemployment to rise and more bankruptcies in the wake of the corona crisis…