Employer information

Refugee Talent Hub is an employer-led initiative, by employers, for employers. In collaboration with employers, we organise activities for refugees in the workplace, with paid employment as our main goal. You can find more information about our approach here. All activities are tailored to meet the specific needs of employers. You can find the current offerings of our activities here.

Many employers struggle with practical questions about working with refugees. What about the laws and regulations? Where do you start when you want to hire someone? And what guidance is actually needed?

Answers to these and other questions can be found in our practical guide for employers (in Dutch), produced by Refugee Talent Hub and our civil society partner Tent Partnership for Refugees.

You can also consult this roadmap (in Dutch) from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment about regulations or check out our fact sheet about working with employees with a refugee background.

Together with affiliated partners, Refugee Talent Hub organises practical and targeted activities that lead refugees to paid work. During our activities, the personal meeting is crucial. A great way to get to know candidates personally and to look beyond CVs. All activities are tailor-made and in line with the specific wishes of the partneremployer.

Our activities include:

  • Workshop

During our workshops together with refugees, you work on their professional skills. For example, you can provide a LinkedIn training, interview seminar, or course about building websites. This is an accessible way to get acquainted with job-seeking refugees.

  • Meet-and-greet

This acitivity is centred around the personal meeting with a group of job-seeking refugees and suitable for recruitment. We meet in a small group (with five people or more) or organise a large event (with about a hundred people). Our meet-and-greets are informal, practical and centred around doing something together. We work on a business case with financial service providers, we dive into the kitchen at restaurants and we pick up drills and other tools with technical companies.

  • Training

In a crashcourse of various weeks or months, you, as an employer, teach a group of refugees skills such as programming or dealing with control programmes. These "classes" help the participating employers to recruit interesting candidates.

  • Internal trainingprogramme

During this programme the employer trains job-seeking refugees through its own in-house course. After completing this training successfully, the candidates are ready to start working immediately at your company.

  • Mentor programme

During this programme, employees are matched with with a refugee-mentee. During this period you work together towards a clear, work-related goal and you exchange knowledge, network and experiences.

Our current activities can be found here.

Refugee Talent Hub also supports employers in strengthening internal support for diversity in the workplace in general and working with refugees in particular. Refugee Talent Hub also maintains a wide network of like-minded employers and it is possible to share knowledge about issues that employers encounter in practice.

Would you like to know more or are you part of our network? Get in touch with our team.

In addition to partnerships, Refugee Talent Hub also welcomes one-off donations and in-kind contributions. If you wish to discuss the possibilities, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Refugee Talent Hub is an ANBI (Public Benefit Organization) which means donations are tax deductible.