If organisational developments have consequences for staff, NS ensures employees receive assistance from an early stage in finding new work within or outside NS. We do this to prevent redundancies among employees. In 2017, the vast majority of the employees who participated found new suitable jobs within the period of assistance.
NS not only assists staff in reintegration, redundancy and outplacement, it also explicitly works on promoting employability. In 2017, 604 employees made use of the help and advice offered by the Careers Advice department at their own initiative. A total of 929 employees received assistance. All 100 career vouchers that were made available at the end of 2016 were cashed in; the number of requests exceeded the number on offer.