Employers must do more than offer good wages and benefits to their staff if they are to take advantage of all the opportunities in this tight labour market. The Dutch Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP) warns about this after profound research.

This important adviser to the Dutch government points out that reducing work pressure and offering education and training are also examples of what companies can do. The same applies to providing opportunities for people with an occupational disability and making it possible to work from home.

According to the researchers, given the large staff shortages in some sectors, it is now very important for employers to retain their employees and prevent people from dropping out. They could also help people find work who currently do not have a job.

Before the publication, SCP also looked at what employers are already doing regarding personnel policy. The study also shows that concrete policy for corporate social responsibility in 2020 was still regularly lacking, although employers said they found this important.

According to the SCP, theory and practice often did not match. For example, most employers said they feel responsible for hiring people with disabilities. Yet at that time only one in six companies actually employed someone with an occupational disability.

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Also published on: nu.nl