How we hire during the Coronacrisis

Just as each one of you, with our team at Elements we are doing our best to stay positive during these difficult times.  We miss being in the office together. But we are also immensely grateful and lucky to be able to do our job from the comfort of our homes, almost as if nothing besides our location changed. Some things did have to change, of course, and we would like share with you how this affected our hiring process. 

You might notice that we still have a few vacancies open. This is thanks to the fact that our work is continuing and, corona crisis or not, we would love to have even more talented people on our team in the future. One of the things that are out of our control, though, is the limitations to travelling that have a huge impact on those of you looking to relocate from abroad. If this is your case and you are thinking of applying to one of our roles, please know that we would still very much love to get to know you!

So, what now?
All in all, our hiring process will not look much different than it was before, but it will definitely take longer. If we like your application, we will have the first screening call with you and plan the rest of the steps together depending on your situation. A few important points:

  • For some roles we find it important to meet you in person. In that case we will plan the onsite interviews for once this situation calms down.
  • For most of our technical roles every step of the process can be done remotely. But it is important to know that if you live outside of the Netherlands, we prefer to wait until there is more certainty and relocation becomes a possibility again. Relocation can be a stressful process already under normal circumstances, let alone now when most institutions and some borders are closed. For us it is very important to try and make this process go as smooth and stress-free as possible. That is currently, unfortunately, difficult to achieve. We understand that it is not ideal if you’re looking for a new job right now, however, we also want to act responsibly. It is then only fair that we leave the choice to you. We can go through the entire hiring process remotely now and, if we are a good match, plan your start (and relocation) for later. Or we will just have the first call to get to know each other and leave the rest of the steps for later.

If you have any questions about one of our vacancies or our process, you can always reach us at We will update this page if necessary, following new developments in the Netherlands and the advice of the RIVM.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding.