A quarter of Dutch people dissatisfied with his/her current job – Panthion offers solution!

A quarter of Dutch people dissatisfied with his/her current job – Panthion offers solution!

Recent research shows that as many as a quarter of Dutch people are not satisfied with their current jobs. Do you recognize this? Are there employees in your (HR) department where you notice that motivation lags and ambition has subsided? Perhaps they are “stuck” in a job that no longer fits or that they are…

The critical role of Human Resources and human capital in modern organizations

The critical role of Human Resources and human capital in modern organizations

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, recognizing and cultivating human capital is critical to the success of organizations. Human Resources (HR) plays a central role in strategically managing and developing this valuable human capital. Panthion, as a leading HR consulting firm, understands better than anyone how essential it is to invest in people and how…

7 things to negotiate when offered a job, according to an HR Expert

7 things to negotiate when offered a job, according to an HR Expert

Congratulations! You’ve just received a fantastic offer for your dream job. But did you know that accepting the first offer is not always the smartest move? From our expertise within HR and career issues, we can tell you that there is more room for negotiation than you might think. By negotiating strategically, you can not…

Attracting and retaining (top) talent: the key to success for any organization

Attracting and retaining (top) talent: the key to success for any organization

In today’s competitive marketplace, attracting and retaining top talent is one of the biggest challenges organizations face. Whether an SME or a multinational company, having the right people in the right place is crucial to the success of any business. In this article, we discuss proven strategies and tips for attracting and retaining top talent,…

10 Signs that indicate your current job may not be a good fit (anymore)

10 Signs that indicate your current job may not be a good fit (anymore)

Do you feel dissatisfied with your current job, but can’t put your finger on the exact problem? Your job may not be a good fit for you. Here are ten signs to watch out for, with tips to find your path to work happiness. And know, you are not alone. Panthion’s career counselors and job…

Why it is crucial to engage Panthion for recruitment & selection

Why it is crucial to engage Panthion for recruitment & selection

The search for the right talent is more challenging than ever in today’s competitive job market. Addressing HR recruitment in a professional manner is therefore not a luxury but a necessity. This is where Panthion comes in, an agency that excels at finding, assessing and attracting top HR and recruitment talent. Why outsource this essential…

Panthion: The game-changing consulting firm for organizations

Panthion: The game-changing consulting firm for organizations

Are you an HR Director looking for fresh and innovative solutions for your organization? Then you are in the right place! Meet Panthion, the consulting, HR and career services firm that helps medium to large organizations take their HR practices to the next level. And believe us, our approach is anything but standard. Why Panthion?…

Recruitment & Selection of HR professionals

Recruitment & Selection of HR professionals

Recruitment 2.0 : Why Panthion excels in this process We believe HR and recruitment can be different. Innovative, agile and influential. With professionals with guts who dare to break the status quo. With an eye for individuals and teams in the organization. Because people make the difference. By 2023, we achieved a 100% placement rate…

Panthion: Your partner in a proactive absenteeism approach and second-track management.

At a time when absenteeism is spiraling out of control nationwide and traditional health and safety services often stick to a reactive approach, Panthion and its sister company ViaMensa present an innovative approach to help employers regain control. Discover how our proactive and proven methods not only proactively manage sick leave, but also reduce it….

The critical importance of HR for SME organizations: An Investment in Success

In the dynamic world of SMEs, Human Resources (HR) takes center stage as a catalyst for success. While large companies often have extensive HR departments, the role of HR in SME organizations is at least as crucial, if not more important. This article takes an in-depth look at why SMBs cannot underestimate how an effective…

The Importance of Career Coaching and Outplacement for Individuals and Organizations: An In-Depth Exploration

In a dynamic and ever-changing job market, employers and employees face a variety of challenges. Career coaching and outplacement have proven to be valuable tools to address these challenges from both the employee’s and the organization’s perspective. In this article, we will highlight the benefits of career coaching and outplacement, with a special focus on…

Here’s how to take full advantage of preventive occupational health advice

Here’s how to take full advantage of preventive occupational health advice

In practice, you often see too long a wait when an employee has been at home for a long time. But why wait until the end of the first year of illness? In many cases, there are early(er) options and solutions. And it is unfortunate for all parties if they are not utilized or not…

IEMT: hopeful therapy to reduce (long-term) sick leave

IEMT: hopeful therapy to reduce (long-term) sick leave

In een snel veranderende wereld is het van cruciaal belang om werknemers de juiste tools aan te reiken om met uitdagingen om te gaan, zowel op professioneel als persoonlijk vlak. Een van de meest effectieve methoden om emotionele blokkades aan te pakken is door middel van therapie. Twee van de meest prominente therapieën die momenteel…

‘Absenteeism: it’s all about attention,’ Nicoline Simonis, HR Specialist Absenteeism and Reintegration at Arkin

‘Absenteeism: it’s all about attention,’ Nicoline Simonis, HR Specialist Absenteeism and Reintegration at Arkin

‘At Arkin, too, we recognize the national trend around sick leave. A trend that has started since the corona period. Fortunately, we see sick leave decreasing, albeit cautiously.’ Speaking is Nicoline Simonis, HR Specialist Absenteeism and Reintegration at Arkin, one of the larger mental health institutions in the Netherlands. One has a broad and varied…

Here’s what you can do tomorrow to prevent (long-term) absenteeism

Here’s what you can do tomorrow to prevent (long-term) absenteeism

Still far from all organizations, have established absenteeism policies. Not even those who are required to do so by laws and regulations. We help quite a few companies, organizations and local governments create good policies in that area, and sometimes the start of it is in very simple things, such as raising the threshold for…

The Blue Zones: these are the lessons for a long and healthy life

The Blue Zones: these are the lessons for a long and healthy life

You may have seen the documentary on Netflix come up in recent weeks. Author Dan Buettner has traveled the world and discovered five unique communities where people not only grow very old, but also stay healthy for a very long time. The number of people living past 100 is significantly higher than in the rest…

Hidden absenteeism costs your organization money unnoticed: complaints, not (yet) absenteeism? A huge risk!

Hidden absenteeism costs your organization money unnoticed: complaints, not (yet) absenteeism? A huge risk!

When absenteeism within your organization is high, you are dealing with lost production. This brings with it costs and an increased workload for colleagues who are working. In practice, we often find that employers are concerned about the cost of sick leave. This is understandable, but at the same time it is good to realize…

Doing nothing can be very useful: this is the power of boredom

Doing nothing can be very useful: this is the power of boredom

In our modern society where everything sometimes seems to revolve around speed, productivity and constant stimulation, boredom is often seen as something negative, something to be avoided. People are constantly using their smartphones, social media and other forms of entertainment to stave off boredom. However, what if we told you that boredom can actually be…

Returning to work with vitality: here’s how to maintain the vacation spirit

Returning to work with vitality: here’s how to maintain the vacation spirit

Summer vacation is over, and it’s time to get back to work. But how do you make sure you don’t quickly forget the vacation feeling and start work full of energy and vitality? In this blog, we share valuable tips from Panthion to hold on to the vacation spirit and get back to work in…

How do you deal with lower staffing in the HR department?

How do you deal with lower staffing in the HR department?

The summer season is, for most people, still in full swing, which means many workers are enjoying well-deserved vacations and sunshine. However, this can be a challenge for HR departments, as staffing levels are often lower. Dealing effectively with lower staffing levels is crucial to ensuring that your HR processes continue to run smoothly and…

Managing absenteeism in the summer: here’s how to make sense of it

Managing absenteeism in the summer: here’s how to make sense of it

With summer in full swing, employees are enjoying well-deserved vacations to recharge and relax. While your team is enjoying this much-needed break, however, it can be a challenge to properly manage absenteeism, especially since the UWV does not account for vacations. In this blog, we discuss the issue of absenteeism during the summer as well…

‘Preventive and próactive. That works,” Renata Pijpers, (orthomolecular) coach at Panthion

‘Preventive and próactive. That works,” Renata Pijpers, (orthomolecular) coach at Panthion

‘It is pleasant working with Panthion. They are easily accessible and treat people with great care: both clients and coaches. They look very carefully at what someone needs, and which coach best suits that need. Not only in terms of knowledge and expertise, but also on a personal level. In my experience, this sets them…

‘From head to heart, then the rest will come naturally,’ Claudia Füss, coach for Panthion

‘From head to heart, then the rest will come naturally,’ Claudia Füss, coach for Panthion

‘When someone reports to me with burnout-related symptoms, I pay attention to four main lines. So says Claudia Füss, owner of a Life Questions and Leadership practice and experienced coach for Panthion. You can come to her if you are looking for a resting place to reinvent yourself, take better care of yourself, strengthen your…

‘Ultimately, attention is the key word,’ Ingrid Gödecke, HR consultant at Sdu

‘Ultimately, attention is the key word,’ Ingrid Gödecke, HR consultant at Sdu

Nationwide, a sharp rise in absenteeism can be observed, and in practice we see from Panthion that health and safety services often intervene too late. We have written several articles about this before. This time we would like to give the floor to Ingrid Gödecke, HR consultant at Sdu. The company is known as the…

Avoid these 5 pitfalls in SME absenteeism

By: Jennifer Lijcklama à Nijeholt of PWNetSource: PWNet Small and medium-sized businesses in particular, with limited available staff and resources, often struggle with proper absence management. What solutions can HR apply? Rik Berghout, owner of HR consultancy Panthion, and Tom van Ruler, absenteeism case manager, share common mistakes they see in SMEs. Both provide daily…

A recognizable glimpse into the head (and heart) of the HR consultant

A recognizable glimpse into the head (and heart) of the HR consultant

The alarm clock rings. You get up and take a shower. And there begins that gnawing feeling again. That feeling that you are losing your grip on your team’s employability. Naturally, your thoughts turn to that one colleague who has been home sick for months. It started with the flu, but it soon became clear…

Introvert or extrovert? It is both perféct!

Introvert or extrovert? It is both perféct!

‘Recently, we and the colleagues here read a great article in the FD. The title? Introvert with extrovert work. It was, at first, hard to suppress a smile. Though admittedly it was a smile from recognition, because just as within any organization, working at Panthion also professionals with introverted traits and qualities. One of our…

Major concerns over absenteeism, ‘workload incredibly high’

Major concerns over absenteeism, ‘workload incredibly high’

Headlined BNR this week. Over forty percent of SME entrepreneurs worry about high staff absenteeism. So concludes insurer Interpolis from a survey. ‘Many people are very loyal and keep working long hours while they have complaints,’ said Hans Biesheuvel, chairman of Ondernemend Nederland. High absenteeism has been going on for a while. Biesheuvel also concludes…

Absenteeism highest in 20 years, major concerns about dropout due to stress and burnout 

(Source: AD Jan. 19, 2023) Absenteeism among corporate and government employees rose to 4.8 percent last year. This is the highest rate in 20 years. Specifically, it means that out of every thousand working days, 48 were absent due to illness. In particular, psychological absenteeism is The number of Dutch people struggling with gloomy feelings,…

Promoting training & development with feedback

An employee feedback strategy offers HR departments a valuable opportunity to find out the extent to which employees believe they are well prepared and have the right skills to do their jobs. Moreover, it allows management to get an overall picture of what skills and abilities their employees still need to hone. This is particularly…

Benefits of outplacement: why is it important?

In recent weeks we have been reading more and more reports in the news about bankruptcies and (partial) reorganizations. Obviously a profound event for people and organizations. For this very reason, it is enormously important to (continue to) take good care of your (departing) employees. Reducing the workforce is not an easy choice. Both departing…

The numbers confirm the approach: mobility employment works.

It is not only an investment in your employee(s), but also a model of being a good employer. Take the test at the bottom of this article! What is mobility service again? Most HR consultants, directors and municipal secretaries within government, municipal, provincial, water board and security region are familiar with mobility service. Yet many…

Reducing absenteeism: 7 effective tips for employers!

In this news article, more on sick leave, reducing sick leave, preventing sick leave and practical tips for employers. 1 What exactly is sick leave? What exactly is sick leave? One definition of absenteeism is: absence from work due to illness. So, in fact, the word is not quite right. There is no neglect to be…

How do you prevent burnout within your organization?

Apply these 7 tips and prevent your employees from dropping out due to burnout Sometimes life is suddenly much harder: there are problems, something nasty has happened, or you get less support from those around you. When all of this combined demands more of you than you can handle, you become overloaded. You lose track…

How do you make employees sustainably employable? And what does that yield?

Sustainable employability: investment or wasted money? The rising state pension age makes it necessary for Dutch people to work longer and longer. To make this possible, they need to be and remain employable for (different) employers for longer. The focus here is on good, motivated and healthy work. What themes do you focus on: 1:…

1.3 million Dutch are sitting at home due to burnout

If existing solutions are not effective, how do you solve that as an employer? Each absentee employee incurs about €250 per day in costs. In our programs on vitality, (work) stress and burnout, we find that the combination of outside coaching and breathing training increases stress resistance, improves dealing with work pressure and shortens the…

Proud!

Sustainable partnership with Justdiggit Sometimes as an entrepreneur you have those very special moments and this is one of them: we entered into a collaboration/partnership with Justdiggit since the first quarter of this year. This collaboration stems from my personal desire to enter into a sustainable partnership with an organization that is literally making the…

Cooperation within my team is not optimal. How to move forward?

Giving and receiving feedback Giving and receiving feedback training could be an appropriate solution. Feedback is perhaps the most important fuel to keep a team going well. Through feedback, you create a learning team and therefore a learning organization. However, asking for, giving and receiving feedback is often not so obvious. Our feedback training is…

No grip on second track? Here we explain how to go about it.

Second track approach is truly a specialty Reintegration 2nd track is focused on work experience outside one’s own organization. It must then be clear that there are no possibilities to reintegrate the employee with the current employer: first-track reintegration. Reintegration 2nd track follows from the Gatekeeper Improvement Act. Reintegration second track is a legal obligation…

Burnout, a hype?

Cause & solutionBurnout is definitely not hype! Burnout is the final stage of a prolonged period of stress and (over)tension. This causes you to suffer from both physical and mental exhaustion. You literally feel “burned out. So burnout is not only a psychological problem, but also clearly felt in your body. Burnout is not only…

When do I fall through?

The headline of this article suggests an exciting cliffhanger, and the name of the “syndrome” we are discussing might cause a small smile for those unfamiliar with it. For us, a serious topic to bring to attention. Increasingly, we supervise young(er) highly educated professionals and observe in conversations that some professionals are stubbornly self-doubting. Fortunately,…

Free career path for government employees

Perhaps you have been considering another position within or outside the central government for some time and/or would like to advance to another position. Then you run into substantive and practical questions, where it can be very pleasant to spar with an experienced career counselor. For example, about the feasibility of your ambitions, how to…

Number of sick days due to workplace infection more than doubled

Need help with absenteeism or absence prevention? Then read on here: https://www.panthion.nl/re-integratie/ The average absenteeism rate rose to 4.6% in October 2021 (up from 4.2% in September). This is the largest increase since the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020. According to the health and safety service providers, the number of sick calls due to corona…

Attention to (home) workers

Especially in situations involving (more) home-based work, attention to vitality is hugely important! Our vitality coaches assist with burnout, career, lifestyle and employability issues. They ensure mentally and physically fit employees by bringing about structural changes in people’s behavior so that they feel better. More vital and balanced. Many times our coaches guide in the…

Coaching and training spaces throughout the country

Good accessibility for our clients and customers is hugely important to us. If we coach and/or train at a location other than the employer’s, we have several locations across the country, each with their own atmosphere. In this way we can offer (within a 15-minute drive from any location in the Netherlands) a quiet and…

Leadership Program

Last Thursday, Erwin Wupkes provided leadership training for one of our clients in #Rotterdam. Client, executives and trainer look back on a great training day. Wondering if we can also do something for your team’s development? Then check out: https://www.panthion.nl/training-en-coaching/

Study expenses tax deduction scheme changes on Jan. 1, 2022

As of Jan. 1, 2022, tuition and other educational expenses are no longer deductible. In its place is the STAP budget subsidy scheme for workers and job seekers. STAP stands for Stimulating Labor Market Position. Deductible education expenses you pay in 2021 may still be deducted in the 2021 income tax return. Training expenses you…

Nearly 9 in 10 employers worry about talent retention

As many as 7 in 10 companies are confident about their growth prospects for 2022. However, they do expect that it will be difficult to find qualified staff, as well as to retain current employees. This is according to recruitment firm Robert Half’s Salary Guide 2022, an annual survey of salaries, trends and changes in…

Panthion Interim HR Professional in the word

Interim HR professional : Esther Buitelaar;Number of years of HR experience : 12 years+;Region: The Hague-Rotterdam-Westland;Hours per week employed : 40+ How did you get into (interim) HR work?I already made a conscious choice for HR during my studies, because I think this field of work suits me very well. I started as a team…

Setting up vitality policies? ‘The biggest investment is a good conversation’

Source: PW magazine (June 2021)Of course, we all know it: when you’re comfortable in your own skin, you function better. But where do you start as an employer and – just as relevant – where do you end to improve employee vitality? What does it cost and what does it yield, are likewise questions every…

The untapped potential of employees with a negative self-image

Author: Maarten Geers (Psychologist)Many employers will recognize that while some of their employees hold appropriate positions, the employee’s existing potential is not being properly expressed. We know that employees with a negative self-image evaluate themselves as negative and incompetent. The employee is uncertain about his or her own actions, is predominantly guided by avoidance of…

Mobility within municipality, water board, government and education

As an employer, you obviously want to take good care of your staff. Also for the departing employees. All government or educational organizations are self-risk bearers for unemployment costs and counseling for other employment. To limit the financial burden and ensure that your departing employee gets all the guidance he or she needs to find…

Learning budget: do employees know how many euros they have each year?

The answer is no. As many as 67% of employees have no idea what the amount of their personal development budget is. This is according to the Studytube Learning & Development Monitor 2021. What is actually the average learning budget of an employee in the Netherlands? One-fifth of Dutch HR managers (21%) say their organization’s…

Listening to your dreams

Source credit: image from “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” written by Charlie Mackesy Roeland de Graaff contributed a personal story to paper in response to the text and image, for which thanks. From now on, we will periodically invite an inspirational person to write a similar personal piece to an inspirational…

Guidance from unemployment to work, including for former aldermen

Aldermen drop out en masseArticle by Hans Bekkers and Henk Bouwmans from Binnenlands Bestuur (14-01-2021) In 2020, 231 aldermen temporarily or permanently left or fell from the College of Mayor and Aldermen. Most (109) came from a political breach of trust between the wheels. Research by The College Table commissioned by Binnenlands Bestuur shows that…

Speedcoaching

Because of COVID-19, we are by necessity in a new reality. Working from home, caring for children, worrying about parents, less socializing, less attention to exercise and relaxation, etc. We also see this new reality reflected in the numbers: more employees are worrying, experiencing stress and absenteeism. For this reason, speed coaching sessions are organized…

Gain(ing) insight (in €) into what waste reduction or savings are possible with targeted sustainable employability policies?

Recently Panthion B.V. and ViaMensa B.V. started working with a calculation tool of the National Platform Sustainable Employability and TNO. This calculation tool provides immediate insight into what (measures in the field of) sustainable employability can benefit your organization. 5 success factors for lasting sustainable employability policies Provide a clear and inspiring mission and vision…

‘If you really want to unwind on vacation, it’s necessary to forget about work sometimes’

Psychologist Thijs Launspach is a stress expert and author of the book Fucking pressure. He marvels at modern work and offers tips each week for more happiness and less stress in your work. Weekly, he writes a column for this news site. Today: work on vacation For many, it is a question that recurs every…

Free development advice for everyone

The labor market is changing tremendously due to the corona crisis. Jobs change, positions disappear, but new career opportunities also arise. With development advice (worth €700), you’ll know what you want, what you’re worth and how to seize opportunities. Working people and job seekers can take a development program free of charge from the beginning…

A new job by appropriate skills, not by resume and degree

Source Article: This full article is from the Financial Daily: https://fd.nl/opinie/1347704/een-nieuwe-baan-door-passende-skills-niet-door-cv-en-diploma Simone Heidema and Nienke Meijer are associated with De Buitenboordmotor, Mariëlle Lichtenberg is a member of Rabobank’s group management board, Joost Farwerck is ceo KPN The economic recession caused by the pandemic means that many companies feel the need to adapt. Overall, a quarter…

Direction of career

Direction of career

Many of our clients face enormous challenges. The economic impact of Covid19 is huge for certain professions and industries. From the question of what Panthion HR & Career Services could do for various industries and sectors in terms of career and outplacement guidance, a fully digital outplacement / career path was developed. This pathway can…

HR and reorganization

In these turbulent times, employers and employees sometimes face difficult situations, with all government measures (such as part-time unemployment) not always proving sufficient. For you as a business owner, or your HR advisor, additional skills and expertise are then expected. Expertise that is by no means always “in house.” For example, around the preparation of…

Work satisfaction is not on the agenda of BV Netherlands

Source : https://www.hrpraktijk.nl/topics/duurzame-inzetbaarheid/nieuws/werkplezier-staat-niet-op-de-agenda-van-de-bv-nederland 22% of workers in the Netherlands reluctantly go to work every day. This is the main finding of “The great job satisfaction survey of the Netherlands. “In the results, we further see that 62% of working Dutch do not exert themselves excessively in the workplace and even obtain their energy outside of…

When is a second-track reintegration program in order according to UWV?

Almost all of our clients deal with a long-term sick employee on a regular basis. If this sick employee is unable to return to his own or modified work, a second-track program must be started within the first six weeks after the first-year evaluation. Then, of course, it is important that this be done properly….

Commitment important in mobility employment

As an employer, you obviously want to take good care of your staff. Also for the departing employees. All government or educational organizations are self-risk bearers for unemployment costs and counseling for other employment. To limit the financial burden and ensure that your departing employee gets all the guidance he or she needs to find…

Sick leave higher again: what can employers do?

Source: PWnet.com Personnel Management Absenteeism in the Netherlands is steadily increasing. While the absenteeism rate in 2016 was 3.5 percent, last year it was 4.2 percent. Large companies in particular pull up the average: here, absenteeism was at 5 percent in 2018. This is according to an analysis by health and safety service provider ArboNed…

Employee experience: over a third do not get job satisfaction

(source: pwnet.com) Personnel Management One in ten Dutch workers gets little or no satisfaction from their work. For another more than a quarter, it is fifty-fifty: this group returns from work as often not satisfied as it does. So that means that over a third of Dutch workers are at best neutral about their work…

Mobility Employment

Mobility employment can come into play when an employee and organization want to part ways and outplacement does not provide sufficient financial security. With a mobility service contract, the employee joins Panthion and the employee -while maintaining the benefits package and professional guidance- is guided from job to job. In addition to HR & career…

Ber Damen: ‘HR must become OO’

With the current job market, attracting and retaining talent is especially important. Young people no longer want to work in an organization with an outdated organizational structure, says business and organizational psychologist Ber Damen. “Organizations and employees must remain agile and nimble.” You can talk about it short or long, but according to business and…

Mobility Employment

Mobility Employment

In addition to HR & career services, Panthion -offers mobility services to its clients within the government and education sectors. This service is in high demand. We have outlined information about this service in this news update, along with a real-life example. Reasons for mobility employment: Situations surrounding redundancy (reorganization); Orientation to another career step…

Panthion, your partner for HR search and interim

After a decline in the number of job openings for HR professionals in the second and third quarters of 2017, the number increased 19% in the fourth quarter to an unprecedented high. This trend continued in the first and second quarters of 2018. Not surprisingly, organizations are increasingly struggling to fill HR vacancies. In 2017,…

Sustainable employability

Sustainable employability

What is sustainable employability anyway? Broadly speaking, sustainable employability refers to an employee’s ability to maintain or (even better) increase the quality of work during their working life. This while maintaining good health and the ability to take skills and knowledge to another position (internal or external) or another organization. Government, employers, employees and society…

Burnout

If you are a young professional and burned out, the search for the right care is long and the treatment costly. The age of onset of burnout symptoms is shifting forward and the number of young people affected is growing. Why is this and, more importantly, what can these young professionals and their managers do…

2017 – The changing labor market

2017 – The changing labor market

A tremendous amount happened in 2017 in the areas of employability, career and job mobility. Sustainable employability, vitality, directing your career are increasingly common themes within organizations. Generous severance payments, tenure for life and lengthy legal proceedings are (thankfully) slowly but surely disappearing from the picture. Yet we still see plenty of examples of organizations…

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