Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Netherlands

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Recruitment Agency Costs in Netherlands

In Netherlands, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in Netherlands below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Netherlands

In the Netherlands, all employers must pay the following taxes:

Employee Income Taxes in Netherlands

Employees in the Netherlands are taxed between 8.90% and 51.95% depending on their income bracket. Employees also pay into a pension and long term care on top of this.

Employee Probation in Netherlands

The length of a probation period in the Netherlands depends on the length of the employment contract, but cannot exceed two months.

Employee Overtime in Netherlands

A standard Dutch working week is 38 hours. The majority of full-time jobs in the Netherlands are between 36-40 hours a week, or seven to eight hours a day, five days a week.Across a four-week period, an employee may not work more than 55 hours per week, and over a 16-week period an employee may not work more than 48 hours per week.Overtime is not common in the Netherlands. Compensation for overtime depends on your contract.

Employee Notice in Netherlands

For employees in the Netherlands, less than five years of employment requires a notice period of one month, between five and 10 years of employment requires two months, between 10 and 15 years of employment requires three months, and 15 years of service or more requires four months notice.

Termination in Netherlands

Employees in the Netherlands can only be dismissed by mutual agreement or for a justified reason authorized by the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) after the probationary period has passed.‍When dismissal is done by mutual consent, severance payments are often required. Typically, the amounts for severance by mutual agreement can be equivalent to 3-6 months of salary or more. If dismissal is mutually agreed upon, the company doesn't need to pay an additional transition payment.‍An employer may be required to pay severance payment to the employee if:The employment (indefinite term or temporary) terminates at the initiative of the employer, andThe termination is not for serious cause, andThe termination does not take place after the retirement ageAn employee has 14 days to reconsider the termination agreement. During this time, they can withdraw their consent.‍When an employee is given notice of termination by permission from the UWV (the Employee Insurance Agency), a transition payment in the amount of one third of the gross monthly wage per year is paid to the employee. In 2022, transition payments are capped at €86,000.

How to Recruit in the Netherlands

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