Salary Guide 2023

In recent years, organizations discovered new flexible models in which work and home can be combined. Flexibility has therefore become the key word for both the employer and employee.

Flexibility makes organizations attractive

  • Flexibility in all its forms is crucial for employees.
  • If working from home is not an option, potential candidates may drop out of the recruitment process.

The impact of working remotely

Positive impact

  • Employee loyalty52%

  • Candidate attraction50%

  • Productivity50%

  • Connection between employee and employer38%

  • Motivation47%

  • Development of skills46%

Negative impact

  • Employee loyalty29%

  • Candidate attraction26%

  • Productivity28%

  • Connection between employee and employer35%

  • Motivation36%

  • Development of skills32%

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Hybrid working policy arrangements continue to lead


  • Hybrid working has become embedded, although full-time remote working is slightly less common than seen in 2019.
  • For 2023, more employees are expected to be asked to work full-time in the office again by their managers compared to 2022. However, hybrid working continues to be the most used working arrangement for more than half of managers (55%).
  • 9% of the managers report their staff working remote fulltime, 61% is working hybrid and 22% say their staff is working fulltime in the office.
  • Two fifths now offer flexible working for all staff.

Organizations that expect employees to work in the office on a regular basis indicate that:

it is harder to monitor staff for signs of dissatisfaction or burnout

it is better to have important meetings face to face

the progression of junior employees is limited by working from home

New forms of flexibility

  • The flexibility given to workers varies from company to company. Depending on the industry and type of work, companies interpret this broad term differently.
  • The three most common forms of flexibility are flexible working hours (42%), longer working hours countered by extra holidays (34%), and additional leave days (30%)

Organizations are considering offering new forms of flexibility:

Organizations are considering offering new forms of flexibility:

  • Four-day work week: same hours within four days37%

  • Additional leave days, e.g., for wellbeing34%

  • Longer working hours countered by extra holidays32%

Data referenced in this Salary Guide is based on an online survey developed by Robert Half and conducted by an independent research firm. Respondents included C-suite managers managers from small (50-249 employees), medium (250-499) and large (500+ employees) private, publicly listed and public sector organizations across the Netherlands.

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