Netherlands

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’.

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.

A Look At the Contingent Workforce Environment in the Netherlands

29 May 2015

This report provides an overview of the compliance issues that contingent workforce buyers and foreign staffing providers should know when engaging and supplying temporary labour in The Netherlands. 


European Contingent Worker Estimate

28 May 2015

  • Use this report to understand how many contingent workers are available in Europe.
  •  Broken down between Temporary Agency Workers (TAW), Other Temporaries and Independent Contractors (ICs)
  •  Data available both for the EU28 and a wider definition of Europe

The Working Week

19 May 2015

With working time regulations never far from the headlines, this document provides a global overview taking into consideration maximum working hours, overtime pay, rest periods and break entitlements and holidays.


European Listed Staffing 4Q14 Financial Results

11 May 2015

  • Discover how listed staffing firms performed in 4Q14.
  • Find out about activity levels and how turnover and net income have evolved.
  • See how the largest staffing firms fared.

Global Employment Migration Overview

30 April 2015

  • Overview of work migration policies of major staffing markets
  • Includes Australia, the EU, Japan and the US

Managing Risk & Understanding Operating Models for European Programmes

29 April 2015

  • Hear from MSP experts about risk mitigation in Europe
  • Watch the playback on demand, approx 1 hour
  • Download a copy of the presentation as a pdf