The Netherlands might be referred to as the “the little big man” of Europe. With its 16,7 million inhabitants on 40,000 km it is one of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Europe, nevertheless ranking the fifth economy in the Eurozone. The country is noted for its stable industrial relations, moderate unemployment and inflation, a sizable trade surplus, and an important role as a European transportation hub.

With commercial temporary agency work dating back into the 1940’s, and (after UK) the highest % of temporary workers in its workforce, it’s also one of the most flexible countries in Europe and the home of two of the largest staffing companies in the world: Randstad and USG People.

Dutch socio-economic decision taking is characterized by the tri-partite cooperation between Employer organisations, Labour Unions and Government, often referred to as the Polder model. Associations ABU and NBBU represent the interests of the staffing industry.

The Dutch legislation on temporary agency work is probably the closest to the European Temporary Agency Work Directive (AWD). The model of Flexibility and Security introduced in 1999 was arguably a great influence on the main lines of the AWD and an inspiration for the European term ‘flexicurity’.

2015 Global Oil & Gas Market Report

11 November 2015

  • Estimate for the size of the global market, broken down by region
  • Top 10 ranking based on market share
  • Statistics on Oil & Gas production by country
  • Commentary on current industry trends and M&A activity

2015 Largest Clinical/Scientific Staffing Firms in Europe

10 November 2015

  • Estimate for the size of the European market, broken down by country
  • Top 20 ranking based on market share
  • Demographic statics on Clinical/Scientific employment 

Europe Legal Update Q3 2015

5 November 2015

In this report we round up the legal developments making the headlines in Europe in Q3 2015:

  • European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden

European Listed Staffing 2Q15 Financial Results

16 October 2015

  • Discover how listed staffing firms performed in 2Q15.
  • Find out about activity levels and how turnover and net income have evolved.
  • See how the largest staffing firms fared.

2015 Most Complex Staffing Markets Globally

11 September 2015

  • 55 different staffing markets assessed across six Continents.
  • Complex markets identified among both emerging and established staffing markets.
  • Italy is ranked the most complex staffing market at the moment, followed by Brazil. 

2015 Global 100 - The World’s Largest Staffing & Recruitment Firms

7 September 2015

  • Which firms are the largest in the world
  • How they break down by market share and geography
  • Who has joined the list and who has left

The Human Cloud Landscape

22 July 2015

  • Market size estimate by work location, Human Cloud segment, and B2B vs. B2C
  • Largest three providers by 2014 spend are Uber, Didi Kuaidi, and UpWork
  • Overview of Online Staffing Platforms, Crowdsourcing, and Online Work Services

European Staffing Industry Stock Index: First Half of 2015 Analysis

13 July 2015

  • Euro SISI gained 24% in the first half of 2015
  • Beat FTSE Euro Mid (+8.8%) and US SISI (+13%)
  • Euro Staffing Tech index gained 56%

European Listed Staffing 1Q15 Financial Results

23 June 2015

  • Discover how listed staffing firms performed in 1Q15.
  • Find out about activity levels and how turnover and net income have evolved.
  • See how the largest staffing firms fared.

Peripatetic workers travel is working time

11 June 2015

  • Our Staffing Law Updates provide you with information and advice on legal and regulatory changes impacting the world of contingent work.