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Importance of company culture in the recruitment process in the Netherlands 2017

The statistic displays the results of a survey of employers regarding the share of organizations which check that applicants suit their company culture in the Netherlands in 2017. The survey results show that as of 2018, the compatibility of applicants with the company culture was important to the majority of employers surveyed. Over 75 percent of respondents indicated that they checked applications to see if the applicant fit in with their company's culture, while just five percent of the respondents indicated that company culture was something they did not consider at all.

To what extent is the following statement applicable to your organization: "We check applications to see if the applicant fits in with our company culture"?*

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Release date

February 2018



Survey time period

December 13, 2017 to December 22, 2017

Number of respondents

798 respondents

Age group

18-67 years

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Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "In hoeverre zijn de volgende stellingen van toepassing op jouw organisatie: "We kijken bij sollicitaties of de sollicitant binnen onze bedrijfscultuur past"?" (English: "To what extent are the following statements applicable to your organization: "We check application to see if the applicant fits in with our company culture"?")

The source adds the following notes:
A RIM-weighting was carried out for the branch characteristics and the number of employees.

The following branches were included in the survey: industry, trade, services, government, education (SBI-codes).

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