About Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn

Pels Rijcken is one of the Netherlands’ top law and notary firms. We employ over 300 lawyers, notaries and professionals with a strong passion for their work, and are able to find solutions for modern-day issues that are not only complex in legal terms, but also in terms of their impact on society. Our clients include the Dutch State (indeed, one of our partners is the State Advocate), supervisory bodies, numerous provincial and municipal governments and major Dutch and international corporations. We are driven by an ambition to offer our clients the best support imaginable and strive to be a source of insight for our clients, staff and students.

Facts & Figures

Industry Professional Services, Public Sector
Number of employees 300

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • Coaching
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Secondment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Onboarding Activities

  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Job sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)
  • Onsite nursing/feeding/mothers’ room

Well-being programs

  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Religious and/or spiritual facilities (e.g. prayer room)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • Entertainment allowance
  • On-site parking

Compensation and benefits

  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Overpay

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils

Networking Activities

  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Alumni club (association of former employees)
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management