Working in the Netherlands

Author: Andre Beukes LLM

The era of the average worker is over!

In the past, workers with average skills, doing an average job, could earn an average lifestyle. But, today, average is officially over. Being average just won’t earn you what it used to. It can’t when so many more employers have so much more access to so much more above average cheap foreign labor, cheap robotics, cheap software, cheap automation and cheap genius. Therefore, everyone needs to find their extra — their unique value contribution that makes them stand out in whatever is their field of employment. Average is over.

The elements of a modern EU Labour Market – Enrique Fernández-Macías

ENRIQUE FERNÁNDEZ-MACÍAS ENRIQUE FERNÁNDEZ-MACÍAS is of the opinion that a modern labour market agenda in Europe should try to boost job creation by following the high-road model of Nordic economies rather than the employment flexibilisation strategy that has been dominant in recent years. Such an agenda should also openly confront the socioeconomic divergence effect of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), by coordinating employment policies and fostering EU-level redistribution mechanisms. And it should initiate a serious debate about how to reorganise our socioeconomic systems if, as seems increasingly plausible, there is a generalised substitution of human labour by robots in a not so distant future.

Flexible Dutch labour contracts worry Brussels: new report –

The European Commission has expressed its concerns about the impact of the rise in flexible employment contracts on the Dutch economy in a new report. While total employment has risen …

Employment bridge for V&D unemployed #asscherbridge #dutchlabourlaw

Deputy Prime Minister Asscher wants to make the new Employment bridge (Brug-WW) accessible for the retrenched employees of V&D.

Dutch labour law for managers #9

The question may be asked why am I recommending against the use of criminal terms in labour law issues if the employer in the mentioned successfully defended the case:

It decomplicate the issue to divide the labour and criminal elements,
Although the case was won the time that management spend on the court case was lost,
The separation of the concepts give certainty to employees and enhance fair labour relations principles.

Future Shock: Half of the world population unemployed in 25 years #Labour Law

The disappearance of jobs may be the biggest event in the labour- and political arena since the the agricultural revolution. We must start thinking very seriously: What will humans do when machines can do almost everything?

Commit to something and change your life

Change yourself one step at a time – but begin today.

How to Manage Your Time, According to a Googler (Video) – The Muse

What does your calendar look like? Are there days when every hour—or even every half hour—consists of a different meeting? Before you know it, it’s time to go home and …

How Being Unemployed Changes Your Personality

Being unemployed can change the nature of your personality, making you significantly less agreeable and changing your level of conscientious and openness, according to a new study in the Journal of …

Psychological Effects of Long-Term Unemployment

Long-term unemployed are more than 3x likely to be depressed than full-time unemployedLong-term unemployed are more than 3x likely to be depressed than full-time unemployed

Amy Cuddy: How shy people can succeed in job interviews – Business Insider

How shy people can succeed in job interviews Slow down and take pauses. This strategy has two results: one, you’ll seem more powerful, and two, you’ll show that you’re giving …

HR must be strategic to be relevant

HR has played a significant part in the growth and survival of organizations in recent years and it now has a real opportunity to cement its position in steering the …

Don’t Get Suckered Into Working For Free

Liz Ryan I would hate for the coldness of the world to turn you into a cynical person, but it is healthy and essential for everyone to set boundaries! There …

Is the trepidation of employers about the new Dutch dismissal law an indication of ill-equipped managers?

Is the trepidation of employers about the new Dutch dismissal law an indication of ill-equipped managers?