- Civic integration
- Sports/leisure time
- Baby-sitting service
- Day-care centre
After two weeks….
In practice, we see that reality really kicks in for the expat after arrival. Everything is new, and this is the phase in which the most questions are asked. Examples are the Wi-Fi not working, problems with electricity, questions about the children in school or problems with the landlord. There are numerous questions that the expat will ask of you as employer or of your HR department, in which case it is nice that your employee can contact us with all of these questions. You can continue running your business, and our expertise allows us to provide your colleague with excellent assistance.
Permanent point of contact
We continue to be your new colleague’s first point of contact after the first two weeks. In exchange for a fixed monthly contribution, we create a carefree environment for both you and the expat, making the civic integration a success both from a business and a private point of view. Because of the 30% facility, an expat can clear between €700 and €1,500 more net a month during a maximum period of 5 years. In terms of the monthly costs, you may also agree with the expat that they pay for this themselves. After all, the 30% facility is also intended to offset additional costs involved in moving to the Netherlands.
The monthly costs are phased out annually. After all, the expat will integrate more in due course and will logically also have fewer questions.
In addition, civic integration is mandatory for an expat within three years of their obtaining a residence permit. After these three years, an expat has fully integrated and settled in society. We can assist the expat in the civic integration programme. Our job is done after the expat has met the civic integration requirement and you have fulfilled your duty of care and can continue working together on your company’s future.
The investment that you make for your company by outsourcing your duty of care to us amounts to approximately 5% of your annual employer’s contributions in respect of an expat. By way of illustration: on average you pay a recruitment and selection agency 21% of the annual salary.
As far as we are concerned, civic integration should not only include taking a course. Our goal is to make the expat and their family feel truly at home by means of activities, sports, trips and much more. There are great events and places of interest in and around Eindhoven, but expats need to know about them in order to go there. To ensure that the expat really integrates into our society, we take on the role of guide and let the expat experience all the great things that our surroundings have to offer. This opens up the expat’s world and brings them into contact with more people than just expats, which increases the chances of integration.
We regularly organise city walks, city tours of the surrounding villages, workshops and other events aimed at expats and their families. We do this together with partners from our network, including FC Eindhoven football club.