Acting locally. Thinking globally.

The Human Driven agency

You are at the core. Of everything we do.

Why? Very simple. Once you have found the job you love, and with the right employer, a whole new world opens up for you. You’ll enjoy yourself more at work and in your private life. Your bank account balance grows, and you grow as a person.


We help you get organised and settled in. So after our warm welcome, you are ready to get started. On top of that, we are always available to help you whenever you need us.


That is what drives us. As you will definitely feel as well.


Whether you are a new flex worker, a client, a supplier, or one of our internal HOBIJ staff members, you are part of the HOBIJ family. And this clearly shows in everything we do.


To keep moving forward, we have to keep innovating. To stand still is to fall behind. That is why growth, drive, and development are at the core of our business.


At HOBIJ, we always work with a goal-oriented and no-nonsense mentality. After all, you can get more of anything than you already have, except for time


The flex worker takes center stage, that’s for sure. Building upon this crucial foundation is our next step. And we expect the same from our clients and suppliers.


Working hard without losing sight of the fun in the game. That’s what we do. After all, humor puts things into perspective and strengthens the bond between us.


People who do what they’re good at, also do it with pleasure. And they do it passionately. Making the right match plays an essential role here.

The possibilities are – almost – endless

Are you ready for that next step? Great. Then we are looking for you. Apply directly for a job opening or send in an open application. We’d love to get to know you.

Change for a better future
Years of recruitment experience
Potential employers
Potential new colleagues

From application to getting started.

The process in 6 easy steps.


Your first step to creating your new future is applying for one of our jobs. We send you a message or email you within 48 hours (on working days) to discuss your application. We’ll talk about your experience, availability, and expectations.

Personal introduction.

We like to know the face behind the name, so we are keen to meet you in person. If you are still abroad, we can do this via a video call. Or you are most welcome to visit our office in Veghel.

Skills test.

If a certain job requires specific skills, we’d like to see how capable you are. Such aspects are discussed during the personal introduction.

Signing documents.

When all is looking good to go, we send you the necessary documents, such as job descriptions, contracts, and terms and conditions. You still have some time to think about our offer. If you are happy, it is time to (digitally) sign the papers!

Transportation and housing.

If you are coming from abroad, you need to organise your journey to the Netherlands yourself. If necessary, we arrange for good and safe housing and transportation to and from work. We gladly welcome you to our office in Veghel. If you don’t have health insurance in the Netherlands yet, we will apply for health insurance on your behalf. The costs will be deducted from your wages and are indicated on the payslip.

Getting started.

You’re starting your new job at your employer. Naturally, your job coach is available to answer your questions, receive feedback, or just for a chat for the entire time that you work through us. Good to know: your first wages are paid out after your second working week, so we recommend that you have some small savings to bridge that time.

How it all began.

tijdlijn 1995


Han van HOren and Peter BIJvelds start HOBIJ.

A few worn-out desks from Campina, a plan to do things differently, and a hefty dose of optimism. That is how HOBIJ started as a flex work agency. And even though Veghel already had around 23 temporary work agencies, this didn’t stop founders Han van Horen and Peter Bijvelds from going against the flow and setting up another agency. Their operational focus? Flex work and secondment.

Tijdlijn 1997


HOBIJ expands.

Our office soon becomes too small to house the staff we need, so we move into a bigger property. We also expand our services and open new offices. As the low unemployment rate in the Netherlands makes it hard to find workers at home, we are the first Dutch agency to recruit them from Liverpool.

HOBIJ tijdlijn


From top revenues to an economic crisis.

Peter Bijvelds resigns from the Board of Directors and the Management Team. He decides to continue his career in the sports industry. Han van Horen remains HOBIJ’s sole Director. 2007 sees HOBIJ making record sales and overall results. But then the economic crisis hits…

HOBIJ tijdlijn


Back to basics.

HOBIJ decides to wind down and return to its initial business. We go back to what we excel in: placing flex workers and secondment. Recruitment is now mostly done in other EU countries. Expats who cannot wait to get started in the Netherlands are matched with Dutch companies needing them.


Investing and professionalizing.

We move into our new headquarters in Veghel, which is the former ABN-AMRO building. From then, we really kick off. HOBIJ invests in process professionalisation and the solid establishment of responsible services. At the core of all this is taking good care of our flex workers and our own staff.


Ready for the future.

In 2021, we join forces with Labour Power Company. Thanks to LPC – and its large network of sister companies – we can strengthen our impact on the labour sector. This collaborative partnership enables us to overcome bigger challenges.


Han van Horen – the HO in HOBIJ – took a step back. Paul van Dieperbeek and Jan Willem van den Broek stepped forward. A new management team was formed. With this, HOBIJ is ready for the future!