ever growing community
The number of expats currently working for delaware BeLux entities is around 100 with a total of 33 nationalities. “Finding the right people is becoming ever trickier”, says Kristine. That’s why it makes sense to look for a talent also abroad, focusing on matching skills instead of geographical location.. People from abroad who accept an offer to come to work in a new country are also highly motivated and keen to change their lives.” Aside from that, delaware also welcomes the different perspectives that they bring in their new jobs.
Martin Mathew, another expat who’s been living in Belgium for nearly 5 years, confirms that. He thinks it’s great to see the effort delaware invests in making expats feel at home and helping them to thrive in their new environment. “The expat community at delaware is a very lively one and they can count on great support from Kristine”, says Martin. Luan Ribeiro, who moved from Brazil to Belgium, agrees with Martin: “The International Mobility team does a very good job in assisting people to get settled and my colleagues have been very kind as well. If only the sun would shine a little more 😉.”
Sometimes, circumstances beyond our control force us to look for a job in another country. Oleksandr Kharechko, for instance, is now working for the marketing team at delaware Netherlands since the war in Ukraine started. “Cooperation with the Dutch marketing team at delaware gives me an opportunity not only to get new experience and gain new skills, but to support my country’s economy in such hard times”, says Oleksandr. “Right now, every Ukrainian is looking for a place where he or she could be the most useful, so I am glad that IT companies around the world show willingness to hire Ukrainian specialists remotely.”
Apart from expats relocating to a country with a delaware entity or #peopleofdelware going on assignment to another entity, there’s also the exceptional story of Reinier. He works for delaware Netherlands as an SAP consultant but moved to Poland a couple of months ago. “My wife is Polish and two years ago, we decided to take the plunge and move here”, says Reinier. “When I first brought up the idea of moving abroad, delaware was very accommodating and my team was trying to find ways to make it work”, he explains. Naturally, some conditions were drafted up to make the situation manageable for both sides, but Reinier is very happy with the way his situation was handled.