10 years ago, I admittedly had my doubts. I thought of all the communication inside and outside a company, with the need to capture nuances in written and spoken language, especially when it comes to sensitive ‘people issues'.
Today, I know better.
The last 5 years, I have seen hundreds of participants in the English language learning programme ‘Dutch employment law & HR for contemporary management’.
I’ve witnessed that who you are as a person, and what you bring to the table with all the knowledge & experience gained elsewhere, can greatly enrich Dutch organizations, as well as Dutch society. On a personal note: we Dutch in many respects are not nearly as progressive as we think ourselves to be and we need all the help we can get in becoming more inclusive and more diverse.
Additionally, in the growing number of companies with a large foreign / expat population it greatly helps to have HR professionals on board, who have first hand experience in what it takes, to create a new home, both on a professional and personal level.
What do you think?