donderdag 5 december 2013

Mijn allereerste internationale blog: Payroll Solutions the Dutch Way

If you are looking to outsource your payroll processing, there are plenty of professional service providers out there, and many will offer complete payroll solutions to enable you to concentrate on your core business. This applies to the U.S. as much as it does to Europe, and the Netherlands is no exception. However, the Dutch do like to do it differently.

In the Netherlands, the definition of a payroll and basic payroll solutions is the same as other regions of the world. A company looks for an external agency to coordinate wages and salaries for a certain period of time, as well as essential official documentation. It includes charges for services rendered by the agency and can ensure that employees are paid on time, with the right tax deductions, holiday pay and so on. It eases the administrative workload for the employer, but has a number of less obvious, yet highly beneficial knock-on effects, especially when it’s done the Dutch way.

So, in the Netherlands, the payroll service provider actually employs your staff. You give them the roles and responsibilities of a ´normal´ member of staff, and their employee rights and interests are fully protected by the collective employment agreements. In the Netherlands, these were revised in 2012 under the Collectievear beids overeen komstvoor Uitzendkrachten (Collective labour agreement for temporary workers). You could of course compare this to how employment agencies work, but ´payrolling´ the Dutch way leaves a company free to recruit whomever they want, without having to pay a premium for recruitment services.

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