Employee Experience in Netherlands

Employee Experience in Netherlands

The Global Employee Experience Report allows you to access workplace culture, employee engagement, employee happiness, and employee wellness in Netherlands. These four main indexes compose the overall Employee Experience Score that sets the ground rules for the future of work.

Bases of Employee Engagement

Hierarchy is not very dominant in the Netherlands. Companies care about their values and company culture. The opinions of the employees are considered important in determining these values. With the contribution of employees, each company determines and adopts its own company culture so employee feedback tools, suggestion systems, and internal communication are strong areas in companies.

In general, work-life balance is given importance, and employers ensure that this balance is maintained. Flexible working hours are also common in some companies. Employee recognition and appreciation is a developing aspect in the Netherlands.

Internal Communication and Employee Feedback Structure

Decisions are often made jointly in the Netherlands’ workplace. Hierarchy is not dominant, everyone's opinion is listened to and considered important during the decision process. Decisions taken are implemented quickly. Managers often listen to team members' comments and feedback. Teamwork is more important than individual work. Depending on the company culture, this usually indicates that they are open to constructive criticism and consider feedbacks from suggestion systems.

Pillars of Workplace Culture 

Make an appointment

The appointment system is very important for the Dutch. They give importance to this in both their business and private lives and they always use an agenda. They attach importance to the timely completion of tasks, deadlines, and timely meetings. The summer period is usually when employees are on vacation. Therefore, it is recommended to complete business negotiations and business deals before August.

Arrive on Time

The importance of living with an appointment and an agenda also applies to punctuality. If you notice on the way that you will be late for any meeting, let them know that you will be late. Do not postpone or cancel the meeting.

Provide rational arguments

Take care to use concrete and reliable data with analytical, numerical analyses in meetings. They will want to see these documents in business meetings. There is also a more serious atmosphere in meetings, often avoiding jokes.

Follow the agenda

It's important to keep a close eye on the agenda for a meeting, including start and end times. Attempts to deviate from this may not be welcome.


Learning & Development of Future Talents

In 2019, 49% of the young adult (25-34 year-olds) population had a tertiary degree in Netherlands. In Netherlands, the percentage of today's young people expected to graduate from a doctoral or equivalent program before the age of  35 is 1.8 % (2018).

Performance & Productivity GDP per Hour Worked: 99.4 

Part-time Employment Rate: 37%

Average Wages: 6600 EUR

Minimum Wages: 1635 EUR

Employee Turnover Rate: 22%

Unemployment Rate: Total 3,40 -  Male 3,42% - Female 3,36%

Population: 17.1 million

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