One-stop HR solutions for Japanese companies expanding to the Netherlands

We are a total HR service partner with over 30 years of experience in the Netherlands and around the world. We understand the unique needs of Japanese companies and can provide you with one-stop HR solutions to ensure your successful business expansion in the Netherlands.

One-stop HR solutions for Japanese companies expanding to the Netherlands

We are a total HR service partner with over 30 years of experience in the Netherlands and around the world. We understand the unique needs of Japanese companies and can provide you with one-stop HR solutions to ensure your successful business expansion in the Netherlands.

HR Services

Most Japanese companies start their business in the Netherlands with a very small team, and it is often more cost-effective to outsource HR needs rather than hiring a dedicated person for a team of few. We can take care of all of your HR needs from hands-on capacity to a strategic level.

  • Create policies in compliance with the latest Dutch labor laws
  • Advice on competitive salary and benefits to retain top talent
  • Payroll administration outsourcing for efficient and accurate processing as well as saving cost
  • Hands-on onsite HR support at your office

Assistance for establishing a Dutch entity

Setting up a company entity in the Netherlands is a complex process, and the language barrier often makes it more challenging for Japanese companies. We can assist you in the smooth and efficient incorporation process in the Netherlands.

  • Assistance for registering a company entity
  • Yearly administration of your company entity
  • Postal correspondence
  • Translation services
  • Support in finding a competitive office location

Assistance for establishing a Dutch entity

Setting up a company entity in the Netherlands is a complex process, and the language barrier often makes it more challenging for Japanese companies. We can assist you in the smooth and efficient incorporation process in the Netherlands.

  • Assistance for registering a company entity
  • Yearly administration of your company entity
  • Postal correspondence
  • Translation services
  • Support in finding a competitive office location

Recruitment

Attracting the right people to your business is a major challenge, especially for small and medium-sized companies that are not well known in the Netherlands. With our many years of experience in recruiting for Japanese SMEs, we help you to hire the right people to make your business a success.

  • A large database of candidates with Japanese, Japanese speakers, and local professionals who understand the Japanese culture and its business practices
  • Recruitment based on an understanding of the unique needs and requests of Japanese companies
  • Experienced in recruiting for companies of all sizes and types, from start-ups, SMEs to large corporations

Payrolling

When it comes to employment, Japan and the Netherlands have very different labor and tax regulations. With our payrolling service, we will hire staff on behalf of your companies and take care of all the compliance, allowing you to focus on the core business from the very beginning.

  • Enable you to start activities in the Netherlands in the shortest possible time without the hustle of establishing a local entity.
  • No need to file tax returns or annual settlements
  • Ensure compliance with the Dutch local regulations on behalf of you
  • Minimize initial investment and risks in expanding abroad

Payrolling

When it comes to employment, Japan and the Netherlands have very different labor and tax regulations. With our payrolling service, we will hire staff on behalf of your companies and take care of all the compliance, allowing you to focus on the core business from the very beginning.

  • Enable you to start activities in the Netherlands in the shortest possible time without the hustle of establishing a local entity.
  • No need to file tax returns or annual settlements
  • Ensure compliance with the Dutch local regulations on behalf of you
  • Minimize initial investment and risks in expanding abroad

Japanese expats omotenashi package

Don’t worry about unfamiliar procedures when relocating to a different country. We will assist you in setting up your new life in the Netherlands with Japanese hospitality Omotenashi so that you can kick start your business life stress-free.

  • Accompanying municipality registration at city hall
  • Assistance in opening a personal bank account
  • Arranging the translation of the Japanese family register
  • Assistance with health insurance application and home doctor registration
  • Assistance in finding housing, arranging utilities and internet water, etc

Why Octagon Professionals?


  • 30+

    The number of years connecting NL and international companies

    The number of years connecting NL and international companies

  • 50+

    The number of Japanese clients we have serviced

    The number of Japanese clients we have serviced

  • 200+

    The number of Japanese speaking candidates in our database

    The number of Japanese speaking candidates in our database

  • 30+

    The number of businesses we helped to grow in NL

    The number of businesses we helped to grow in NL

Don’t worry about language and cultural barriers. Expand to the Netherlands as if you are doing business in Japan.

You don’t need to worry about language and cultural differences as we have been supporting Japanese companies in the Netherlands for many years. Our consultants, who speak Japanese and are familiar with both Japanese and Dutch business practices, will make sure the comfortable and smooth expansion of your company to the Netherlands.

 

[Case Study]

Octagon’s Personal Approach Enables Japanese Innovators in Mobility Aid to Grow their Commercial Operations in Europe

Shogo Koda

Former Presidents of WHILL Europe

What our customers say

“Octagon found the talent we needed in Spain when we couldn’t find it in the Netherlands‘’ 

When one of our sales representatives in the Netherlands was called back to the MOL Logistics headquarters in Japan – we needed to find somebody to take over their accounts. The accounts were primarily Japanese, so it was important to us to find somebody who understood how to work with Japanese as clients. We struggled for a long time to find a candidate who had both the hard requirements and soft skills we were looking for with this role. We worked with other recruitment agencies to find candidates – but Octagon Professionals was the only one who expanded their search outside of the Netherlands until we found the perfect fit. Eventually, we found the person we were looking for in Spain and Octagon even helped us hire him across the border. Octagon is a great partner for recruiting people who meet the specific needs of Japanese companies.

MOL Logistics B.V. 

Kazunobu Sasano, Managing Director  

‘’Octagon has a flawless understanding of our specific needs‘’ 

Soliton Systems needed to hire two sales managers with very specific experience and on very short notice. A former colleague of mine recommended Octagon’s recruitment services. I knew Octagon was the right recruitment partner for us from our very first meeting – The Octagon recruiter was friendly, attentive, and very knowledgeable about the labor market. Octagon was always able to provide prompt and accurate communication throughout the hiring process. The sales managers we hired thanks to Octagon’s recruitment team are still contributing towards the growth and expansion of our business. I would recommend Octagon’s broad talent portfolio and precise service to any company looking to hire skilled people that fit your needs exactly.

Soliton Systems Europe N.V. 

Sales and Marketing Director Europe 

Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Netherlands

Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation

Amsterdam in Business

Amsterdam InBusiness

Octagon Professionals is a member firm of the organizations that support the smooth business of Japanese companies in the Netherlands.

Contact us

Ask more about how our Japan Desk can help your company to expand to the Netherlands