The Federation of Private Employment Agencies (Algemene Bond Uitzendondernemingen, ABU) has been the main representative for private employment agencies in the Netherlands since 1961. With 400 members, the ABU represents more than 60 percent of the market. This makes the ABU the largest and most important employers’ organisation in the temporary agency work sector.
Quality and security guaranteed
There are a great many private employment agencies that provide workers on a commercial basis in the Netherlands. Only some of these are affiliated with the ABU. An ABU member must satisfy strict quality requirements. For example in the areas of safety in the workplace, rules of conduct, employment conditions and payment of social premiums. This guarantees clients and temporary agency workers that ABU members stand for quality, security and financial reliability. Quality is guaranteed continuously thanks to periodic screenings.
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Safex Certification Institution is one of the institutions that can check if your company complies to the guidelines of the ABU.
ABU Auditdocument 2012-2017 versie 1.1 (PDF file)
Beslisboom ABU (PDF file)
NBBU Auditdocument 2014-2019 (PDF file)
Werkdocument ABU2014-2017 inclusief werkinstructie (PDF file)