Work in Rotterdam – The Hague is a collaborative effort between public entities that aims to facilitate the connection between companies with available job openings in our region and skilled professionals from around the world.
Attracting talent from abroad to grow your business
Looking to attract top IT and tech talent in the Netherlands? Recruiting internationally may be the solution.
Need to expand into new markets or invest in a diverse team? Our resources can help you get started.
Step 1: Attract
Our region offers significant advantages in your recruiting and attracting talented candidates.
Consider highlighting unique perks and incentives to international hires to attract qualified employees who bring expertise, capabilities, and experience to your team.
It is crucial to update and maintain your employer brand and highlight your commitment to addressing global issues, as this is a key factor for Gen Z when choosing an employer.
Emphasise purpose-driven jobs as well as impactful projects and research comparable salaries for similar positions in other countries to determine what to offer.
Attractive Features of NL
Highlight the attractive features of working in the Netherlands for international employees, including our outstanding work-life balance, exceptional quality of life, and progressive attitude towards LGBTQ+ matters.
Step 2: Recruit
Here are a few methods for attracting international job seekers:
Consider optimising your website, showcasing your team, and posting job openings, which should include a salary range, to attract potential candidates.
Optimise direct search techniques, engage with relevant community groups, and develop content marketing strategies to increase your visibility.
University Career Centres
Partner with the career centres of universities in the region to attract and recruit interns and graduates, including TU Delft, Leiden University, Erasmus University, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, and Leiden University of Applied Sciences.
Attend these upcoming career fairs:
- Upstream Talent Day, 23 May 2023 in Rotterdam
Regional Job Board
List your international tech vacancies with a working location in the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area for free on this independant job board that is being promoted among international job seekers.
List your jobs for free
Need help getting started? Send your company name and website to email@example.com and we will take care of the rest.
Step 3: Relocate
Relocating can be overwhelming, but there’s no need to despair! In the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area, you can access (free) support to assist you and your new hires.
Our International Centres provide resources, migration advice, and smooth relocation assistance. The Hague International Centre covers The Hague, Delft, Rijswijk, Wassenaar, and Leidschendam-Voorburg, while Leiden International Centre covers Leiden, Leiderdorp, Voorschoten, Zoeterwoude and Rotterdam Expat Centre serves Rotterdam, and Schiedam.
As an employer, you can also receive free advice on hiring internationals, such as obtaining recognition as an IND sponsor, utilising the highly skilled migrant scheme, or the search year visa for international graduates. The International Centres also offer support to international employees on matters like housing, schools, healthcare services, and organise welcoming events and community fairs.
Essential resources for relocating international employees
These apps will be the guide to make your new employee’s transition to the Netherlands as smooth as possible.
About Work in Rotterdam –
Work in Rotterdam – The Hague is a joint effort between public entities aimed at increasing the tech workforce in the Zuid-Holland region. Aligned with the regional Human Capital Agenda, this program provides a variety of activities and initiatives to position our area as a top destination for global tech professionals. Our mission is to foster a better, greener, smarter, cleaner, and healthier world by attracting the best talent from across the world to the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague region.
Partners of Work in Rotterdam – The Hague
The Work in Rotterdam – The Hague program is publicly funded by the Province of Zuid-Holland, MRDH, cities of The Hague and Rotterdam, and Drechtsteden.
Get in touch with us
Do you want to know more about the International Talent Program for the Greater Rotterdam – The Hague area? Do you have any questions about hiring international talent or are you interested in becoming a program partner?
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to explore the possibilities.