I WANT TO WORK IN THE NETHERLANDS

You have now made a decision to go to the Netherlands to work. Below we explain how the temporary work in the Netherlands is organised, what steps should be taken to find employment, what documents are needed and what to take/take with you when leaving your country.

We are glad that you have chosen our office. If you have sent us your CV, the recruitment department will contact you if your profile matches the jobs available. After determining the details and gross rate, you will be asked to send the rest of the necessary documents to prepare the contract. Please remember that one of the necessary conditions for being hired is having your own phone number and e-mail address. Otherwise, you will not be able to sign a contract on the HelloFlex employee portal.

The portal stores each employee’s individual profile. After confirming your eligibility for work, you will receive an activation link to the HelloFlex portal from the administration employee. After accessing the portal, you will need to set up your employee account as soon as possible and create your own password. Our administration will post your contract on the portal, which you will sign electronically (using a computer).

For the last two years, our office has been using only electronic contracts. Paper versions are a thing of the past. After the final confirmation from the company where you will work, our planner will provide you with the address of the flat where you will live and the details of the company where you will work.

Arriving in the Netherlands to work, you should bring:

  • Your ID card (by law you must always have it with you) or passport, valid for at least three months from the date of hire
  • A driver’s licence (if you have one)
  • Enough cash to last you approx. two weeks
  • Quilt or a sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Sheet

ACCOMMODATION AND WORK COMMUTE

Accommodation

We assume that everyone who goes to work abroad, often for the first time, would like the housing conditions to be in order.

With this in mind, we have been offering our employees mainly flats in attached or detached houses, which can accommodate a maximum of 6-8 people. Each house has an equipped kitchen, bathroom and a common living room with a TV and the possibility of an Internet connection.

Commute

We take care of your commute to the workplace and back providing the bike or the car, depending on the distance. You can also use your own car. With the very well-developed network of roads and highways as well as separate bicycle paths and flat terrain, road traffic is a pleasure.

CONTRACT AND PAY

By using new technologies, which allow us to save time and care for the environment, in the last two years we have been using electronic contracts. After receiving all the necessary documents, the administration employees prepare a contract of employment. Both you and our coordinator sign it electronically (by computer). To do this, you must log in to the HelloFlex employee portal. You will receive all information on the specific subject in one of the next e-mails after confirming your hiring eligibility.

Weekly account deposits

Our office makes weekly deposits to employees' accounts.
The rates are set according to the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) applicable in a given employer.

INSURANCE AND BSN NUMBER

Insurance

We offer each of you the possibility of purchasing health insurance, compulsory for people taking up employment in the Netherlands. We have been cooperating with the same insurance agency Holland Zorg (ENO), for a number of years. In the event of an accident or illness, the employee can count on our assistance and medical care. This year, the weekly insurance rate is 22.02 EUR.

BSN number (formerly the sofi number)

We help to apply for a BSN number, which is necessary to take up legal work in the Netherlands (if the employee does not have it yet). It is a tax identification number and an individual number for each person. The BSN number is assigned at the local Municipal Office. Persons who do not yet have such a number can count on the help of the coordinator who will take them to the office and help complete the formalities. There is no cost for issuing such a document, but remember not to lose it, as the office charges fees for issuing a duplicate.

ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT

We run courses for people who want to learn Dutch. You can let your coordinator know that you would like to learn Dutch. To be able to apply for a place in the course, you must work for at least six months.

Occupational health and safety (OHS) training

Courses are organised in agreement with the employer.