An employment contract (arbeidscontract) is an agreement between an employee and an employer, containing working arrangements. It contains the rights and duties of the employer and employee.
At Voys & Spindle, we work with a six-month contract, followed by a one-year contract, and lastly, we offer a permanent contract. So this means two fixed-term contracts and then a permanent contract. We apply this to everyone. It sometimes happens that there is doubt, which causes us to deviate from this. In that case, this is accompanied by an improvement process, so that it is clear how we want to resolve this doubt together.
We cannot continually extend temporary contracts. Legally, an employee must receive a permanent contract after 3 consecutive temporary contracts, or after temporary contracts over a period of 3 years.
The contract extender
The role contract extender keeps an eye on when a temporary contract expires and ensures that the relevant colleague knows in time whether his or her contract will be extended or not. This process starts when there is a temporary employment contract. During your career with us, you will experience this process at least three times.
First contract and first extension
After signing your first employment contract for the period of 6 months, you will learn a lot, work more and more independently, and you will make our organization a little better every day.
Our onboarding process is aimed at supporting you as much as possible in this, so you have a flying start at Voys or Spindle! Toward the end of your contract, two decisions need to be made:
- Will the employment contract be extended?
- Is the expected position in the compensation model applicable? Read more about Plotting new colleagues
The process of making these decisions must be followed simultaneously, as the outcome of one decision depends on the other and vice versa.
Second and third extension
When the end date of your second or third employment contract approaches, the contract renewal process begins.
Contract renewal process
During this process, it is decided whether the colleague receives an extension of his or her employment contract. The process consists of two parts which eventually lead to an outcome. Please read more about the contract renewal process on the
Requesting a change
Would you like to work more, or less structurally? You can adjust your contract hours once a year, at your own request. In that case, you can coordinate this with the Circle Lead(s) of the circle(s) in which you play a role, since they are accountable for resources. And then the @hirer role to look at changing your contract. The contract extender needs to be informed to make sure that you are getting the right contract. Your contract hours need to represent the reality and the minimum is 24 hours a week.
Together we will always look at the available possibilities to work the hours that are requested by you.
Ending a contract
This is the page where you can read more on