Are you considering going to work in the Netherlands, but don’t know the language well? The best solution will be to use the help of an employment agency. In Poland, temporary work is not very trusted. In the Netherlands, however, many people use such companies. Going with an intermediary will not only be legal, but also safer.
How do you find the perfect staffing agency?
Whether you’re interested in a typical seasonal job in the Netherlands right away or you want to leave for a longer period of time, you need to check your chosen agency well. The intermediary should be certified by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. Such information can be verified for free on the government website: www.kraz.praca.gov.pl.
The next step should be a thorough background check of the selected companies. At the outset, it is worth rejecting job offers posted on the Internet or in the press, which only list a contact phone number or e-mail address. The intermediary should have a registered business (ask for a tax ID or KRS number). You can also check the company’s experience and reviews of employees who have used its offerings.
An important step is to trace the database with job offers in the Netherlands from Opole or elsewhere proposed by individual agencies. This will ensure that the intermediary will indeed provide attractive employment in line with our skills, experience and financial requirements.
It is worth checking whether the agency has signed a collective bargaining agreement in the Netherlands (CAO). This will ensure that the employment contract is in accordance with the standards of the country.
Beware of handling fees
The employment meeting should be held at the company’s office. The agency should not take any deposits or prepayments. The intermediary does not have to be paid for simply naming a foreign employer.
Fees may be included in the contract, but this is about the costs that the company actually incurs in organizing the trip (travel, necessary medical examinations, certified translation of documents). The intermediary should not pass on to the employee the cost of drafting the contract or demand money on behalf of the prospective Dutch employer.
The employment agency will also take care of issuing the employee with a Sofi number. In case our seasonal work in the Netherlands without language skills is to last more than 4 months, the intermediary should register us with the Dutch municipality (making a BSN number).