In 2021, Clingendael employed 93 people of 12 different nationalities, of which 8 European and 4 non-European nationalities. Clingendael strives for a diverse team, and we are grateful that we were able to attract a high-quality, high-quantity and diverse response to our vacancies. This resulted in 18 new hires for regular jobs, while 33 university students from the Netherlands and abroad successfully completed internships at Clingendael in 2021.
In 2021, Clingendael employed 93 people of 12 different nationalities, of which 8 European and 4 non-European nationalities. Clingendael strives for a diverse team, and we are grateful that we were able to attract a high-quality, high-quantity and diverse response to our vacancies.
Our recruitment is primarily carried out through Clingendael’s website, weekly newsletter and social media channels, as well as through the personal networks of all Clingendael staff members and interns. In 2021, we continued with the virtual version of our Open Student Day, which was initiated in 2020, with over 150 participants worldwide.
In this second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which we mostly still worked from home, we furthermore continued focusing on the onboarding of new employees and interns ‘at safe distance’ by organising online introductions and digital coffee breaks across the organisation. New staff members were also digitally introduced to our general director Monika Sie Dhian Ho.
We continued working on the development of our employees in 2021. For all travelling staff, we organised safety and security trainings as well as refresher courses. Furthermore, in 2021 a lot of effort has been put in setting up an advanced writing skills course as well as a feedback training for our staff members. Both trainings will be effective in 2022.
After many years with the same health care provider, Clingendael changed companies by the end of 2021. Partly due to COVID-19, the demand for a more accessible health care partner became more prominent. After a thorough selection in accordance with the Works council, we selected Cohesie as our new partner. The new provider will be frequently physically available at Clingendael as of June 2022.
With the world hopefully emerging into a post-pandemic normal in 2022, we look forward to meeting our current and new employees and interns in real life again at the ‘Huys’, our office. We will continue paying attention to their needs and development through various training programmes, one of which – the advanced writing skills course – has already been successfully completed in the first quarter of 2022. Furthermore we expect our health care provider switch to have a positive impact on the wellbeing of our staff.