How do you hire and retain the best talent during a pandemic? Our Talent team, led by Jurriaan Graaff & Marloes Mantel, have dedicated their efforts to educate company leaders and HR on how to best handle the hiring, retaining, and laying off processes of personnel during COVID-19.
1) More than 50.000 people have engaged with our People & Culture Scaleup Guide in 2020. Through this resource we looked to provide support for businesses and talent affected by COVID-19 by collecting and sharing information on relevant people and culture-related topics, whether that was the NOW-scheme, layoffs and redundancies, or the working from home transition. We gathered the insights of talent experts from all over the industry and collated them into a helpful guide on how to address leadership, culture and talent within startups.
2) In collaboration with Dealroom.co and CBRE, we’ve launched The Startup Employment Report 2020, which provides a detailed overview of the role startups and scaleups play in each Dutch province’s growth as well as the impact COVID-19 had on the startup job market.
3) We’ve built a reskilling & upskilling community of tech educators and connected them to NL Leert Door: We’ve gathered around 12 educational institutions to join us for quarterly round table sessions where we discuss what’s needed to get more recognition for them as private educators.
4) To stimulate and simplify the process of scouting for best tech talents, we’ve started setting up the foundation for the Techleap.nl Careers page which will be launched in 2021.