de Nederlandse Bond van Bemiddelings- en Uitzendondernemingen

What does this mean for you?

NBBU, the Dutch Association of Mediation and Temporary Employment Agencies, is the active  trade association for private employment agencies representing the interests of more than 680 members, in particular among the medium-sized and small companies (SMEs) within the temp sector.


An NBBU employment agency knows its market and specialty like no other and guarantees the quality, flexibility, and reliability of its temporary employees. Every NBBU member has been tested with regard to knowledge, with regard to the correct interpretation and application of the (NBBU) collective agreement, with regard to the quality of administration and organization, and with regard to knowledge of and compliance with legislation.


The consultants who are employed by an NBBU employment agency are appropriately trained and will provide temporary employees with complete information with regard to applicable provisions of the collective agreement and safety rules. In order to keep their knowledge up to date, they make regular use of the seminars offered by the NBBU. When necessary, we consult the specialists at the NBBU legal helpdesk.


NBBU members work under the NBBU collective agreement, the most flexible collective agreement for temporary workers. A unique aspect of this collective agreement is that temporary workers can be sent out for a period of 52 weeks under a temporary employment clause. For you, this means that there is no obligation to pay a salary when there is no work. Under the special 65+-rule, it is possible for temporary workers to continue to work flexibly with you after the age of 65. In addition, the NBBU collective agreement provides for payment of the salary that is applicable in your sector from day one. This helps to prevent inequality in the workplace between your temporary and permanent employees.

NEN 4400-1 standard

The relationship between you and the NBBU temporary employment agency is covered by solid guarantees. Compliance with the NEN 4400-1 standard is mandatory for NBBU members. This standard establishes financial and administrative criteria with which a bona fide temporary employment agency must comply. A positive screening result with regard to the NEN 4400-1 standard is therewith an extra guarantee that one is dealing with a financially trustworthy temporary employment agency. It makes the hiring of employees and the outsourcing of work easier and safer. As an employer, you are thus better protected against fraud.