Case Studies

We support our clients across four industries, managing human capital issues with an approach customised to their specific business. Discover our case studies and deep industry knowledge across the software, technology, pharmaceutical, engineering and sustainability sectors. In additional, learn how our clients are experiencing our services.

Software & Technology

The increasing adoption of AI and machine learning for data analysis and decision-making is key in this industry. We support in HR best practices and Works Council compliance.

Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices

While businesses strive to balance patient safety, remote monitoring, and market potential, we combine our HR expertise with our industry experience and train these organisations.

Logistics & Engineering

Rapid integration of automation and robotics will improve the efficiency in this industry. We guide companies in this matter and support them in optimising their HR operating model.

Environmental Science & Sustainability

In this industry NGOs, foundations and companies are advised on HR best practice and compliance, fostering a culture of sustainable employment, diversity and inclusion for growth.

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Client Stories

Best-in-class HR services for the best businesses. Read the stories from companies you know and their experience with Human in Progress.

I highly recommend the services of Human in Progress. I have myself been using this company for about 4 years now and I am always both impressed by and thankful for Marieke Stoop's level of knowledge, her competence, kindness, professionalism and speed of service. Her advice when I need it and the courses I took from her have been key to my job's growth.

Valerie Pique, Chief HR Officer
The Health Factory


Human in Progress has always been a massive support to the NL Works Council; always constructive in the dialogue, without losing track of the objectives to be reached. And besides, is great fun to work with them!

Bram Hoogesteger, Pricing & Reimbursement Manager
Bristol-Myers Squibb

One of the consultants from Human in Progress came in as maternity cover and to be the HR business partner for Elsevier Operations. This is a group of 1500 staff in Amsterdam and in many locations abroad. The consultant was able to win the trust of the management team extremely quickly, and has been a very effective and responsive HR business partner and has helped in many ways to progress our HR agenda. The consultant was very pro-active and a true self starter. An excellent communicator, energetic and a pleasure to deal with.

Adriaan Roosen, Executive Vice President Operations


Human in Progress' way of working was very structured and an important support for Transition projects on all HR related matters. The HR framework that Human in Progress created was very helpful and formed the base for any future Transitions. The approach was very practical with a good background of the theory resulting in “on time in full” delivery of the items responsible for. In stressful situations and under time pressure the consultant of Human in Progress was calm and delivered. The approach towards the customer in the central project team but also to the operating companies in the different European countries was very professional and appreciated by "the customer". Looking for solutions rather than issues.

CJ van Boheemen, Global Transition Manager 

It has been a pleasure to work with one of the consultants from Human in Progress at TNT. I have experienced the consultant as a friendly and skilled HR professional, with a very pro-active, hands-on approach on professional challenges, and always came through with scalable solutions. The consultant was able to draw on relevant experience and would voice ways to improve and bring about the necessary changes in a very flexible manner, taking into account stakeholder needs. 

Ward Meijer, Director Digital 

Human in Progress has carried out a number of assignments for us in the field of personnel management and the organizational set-up of our company. They have always carried out these assignments to our full satisfaction. We were impressed by the way in which the consultants got to the heart of the matter while asking questions. Clear formulation of questions and action oriented is their trademark.

Jos Groot, Owner
Hypotheekshop RAI

We have hired Human in Progress to consult us in the Netherlands and in the US in order to guarantee a smooth transition, with regard to all HR activities, which were necessary during a corporate takeover. They have proven to take initiative, acting in the best way of interest for the company and also for its employees.  After one year, Human in Progress had set up the HR department, resulting in a smooth transition of employees into the new company.  Also new employment contracts were set up and new Employee Handbooks were implemented in Dutch and English. Human in Progress has led our organization to a structured HR department, which include a solid administration and effective work processes. Employees are satisfied and managers have more time to do their daily routine. Human in Progress is a reliable consulting company with a clear visionthat would contribute greatly to any HR department and is an asset to any organization.

Bert van Holst, Managing Director
Westway Terminals

Case Studies

Our case studies reveal the human touch behind everything we do. From HR strategy and processes to international P&C transformations. Discover how Human in Progress is making a difference for clients in our community.

How do you achieve responsible growth and high performance in a volatile world? How People & Culture strategy transform your employee experience and HR operational efficiency.


  • HR Operational Support


  • American company in the engineering industry


  • Expansion to Europe, HR support for start-up company, regarding onboarding, compliance, and HR administration in the Netherlands.


  • Compliance with local regulations and laws.
  • Efficient way of working of the HR team in head office by implementing HR processes.
  • Continued HR operational support and advice tailored to the unique needs of the organisation.

Case for Change

The company operating from the Unites States of America had ambitious plans to expand their operations to Europe. After conducting extensive research, they identified the Netherlands as a key market for growth. As the business began to establish a presence in the Netherlands, it became clear that they would require expert support in areas such as onboarding, compliance, and HR matters to ensure a smooth transition and ongoing success.


We started with an HR audit, assessed the current global HR policies and developed a tailored HR support plan that would meet their unique needs. From onboarding new employees to navigating complex compliance regulations, and designing international HR processes, we supported and guided the local director operations and their HR team in the United States of America. We were able to support the client establish a strong foothold in the Netherlands and achieve significant growth in the European market.


The company successfully implemented HR processes in the Netherlands, aligned with the HR way of working in the United States of America. As a result of the successful implementation of HR processes, the company now operates with a streamlined and efficient HR function, allowing them to focus on their core business operations and continue to grow and expand in the European market. With our continued support and expertise, the company has access to a wide range of HR services that can help them navigate any HR-related challenges that may arise in the future.

Human in Progress is a trusted partner offering HR services & learning in the Netherlands for over 15 years. The firm’s continuous innovation in HR processes has positioned it as a leader in People & Culture transformations within this strategic European location.