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    3 - 5 Years
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      April 05,2021
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    Co-worker Relations Specialist


    You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what your value is more important than what your CV says.
    We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come and see things a little differently with us.

    You have a minimum of 5 years of Human Resources experience with at least 3 within Labour Relations, preferably within The Netherlands, with good knowledge of the Dutch labour law, policies and compliances. You gained experience of implementing and maintaining long-term Co-workers Relations in large scale organisations and multinational environments and have proven experience working with works councils. You have an in-depth training in HR Management, including Labour law.

    You are a strong negotiator and take ownership of your deliverables, always looking at ways to improve processes and increase efficiency. You proactively identify co-workers’ concerns and work to address them. You communicate confidently in Dutch and English (both spoken and written).

    Enthusiastic, curious and energetic with a passion for people and for helping others; service-minded, flexible and autonomous; structured and organised; proactive and culturally aware; these are all qualities/skills we are looking for.

    With your strong interpersonal skills you can build trustful relationships with high level of integrity, working carefully with details and confidentiality. Your genuine interest in others enables you to build strong connections with internal and external stakeholders.

    You are an open-minded team player who enjoys working in a diverse, international and ever-changing environment.

    And, of course, you share and live the IKEA culture and values and have a genuine interest in home furnishing.


    At the heart of our business are people. We create a better everyday life together by living our shared
    values and safeguarding our unique culture. To create an inspiring IKEA experience, we need to make sure our co-workers have the preconditions to meet our customers in the best possible way.
    The purpose of the People and Culture function is to secure the competence and organisation to reach our business ambitions, 200 co-workers are part of the Global P&C function worldwide.

    We are looking for a Co-worker Relations Specialist who will, in line with the People Strategy, provide
    expertise in and secure implementation of Co-workers Relations within INGKA Group Functions, in line with Dutch labour law on all labour related matters.

    Your main responsibilities will be:

    • Be a spokesperson for all labour related questions & issues within Group Functions.
    • Provide advice and support from Group Functions on labour relations.
    • Effectively communicate and explain policies, procedures and practices to leaders and co-workers.
    • Proactively work to understand co-worker relations concerns and find solutions.
    • Participate in setting up works council for relevant Ingka Group units.
    • Coordinate and maintain continuous dialogue with works councils.
    • Resolve issues with works councils and escalate when necessary.
    • Support management in negotiations with the works councils.
    • Prepare input and files for labour court hearings.
    • Collaborate, partner and support Centre of Expertise on Co-Worker Relations regarding implementation of strategic decisions, best practices.


    The Ingka Group is a world leader in the home furnishing business. We are a strategic partner and the largest franchisee of the IKEA franchisee system, owning and operating 381 IKEA stores and digital touchpoints in 30 markets.


    You will be based in Leiden/Amsterdam (
    Houthavens) and will report to Silvia Martin Teira, P&C HR Operations Manager.

    If you have any questions about the position, please contact Silvia Martin Teira at If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maya Goldbeter, at, People & Culture Business Partner Recruitment Leiden.

    Your application, written in English and consisting of a covering letter and CV, should be registered on-line. Please note that behavioral and cognitive assessments will be part of the recruitment process, as well as a background check for our final candidate.

    We regret that we are unable to handle applications made by e-mail. Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates.
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