A labor shortage in the Dutch labor market has made employers less important in the hiring process and more likely to adjust employment terms and job requirements. The benefits agency UWV came to this conclusion after surveying over 4,500 employers. NOS report.
Last year, more than half of the vacancies in the Netherlands were difficult to fill. When this happened, his 39% of employers adjusted their terms of employment, compared to 30% in 2021. This includes salaries, flexible hours, working from home, and more. Last year, 32% of employers adjusted job requirements such as required experience and training, compared to 26% in 2021.
Shortages were particularly pronounced in the construction sector last year, where 73% of vacancies were difficult to fill. “We need a lot of staff to make our buildings more sustainable and to update our energy systems,” UWV’s Katnika van Brakel told NOS. No. But the industry and wholesalers have these issues too, and states, departments and tax authorities have little to worry about.”
The Dutch labor market has been tight for years, but the tightness reached record levels Towards the end of the coronavirus crisis.that Slight decrease again According to the Dutch Statistics Office, there will be more vacancies than unemployed people at the end of 2022. The unemployment rate is expected to rise slightly this year, but remains low.
https://nltimes.nl/2023/02/06/dutch-employers-becoming-less-critical-hiring-process Dutch employers are given less weight in the recruitment process