This is a living document with everything we've learned working with people while running a startup. And, of course, we continue to learn. Therefore it's a document that will continue to change.

Everything related to working at Blendle and the people of Blendle, made public.

These are the lessons from three years of working with the people of Blendle. It contains everything from how our leaders lead to how we increase salaries, from how we hire and fire to how we think people should give each other feedback — and much more.

We've made this document public because we want to learn from you. We're very much interested in your feedback (including weeding out typo's and Dunglish ;)). Email us at [email protected]. If you're starting your own company or if you're curious as to how we do things at Blendle, we hope that our employee handbook inspires you.

If you want to work at Blendle you can check our job ads here. If you want to be kept in the loop about Blendle, you can sign up for our behind the scenes newsletter.

Joining Blendle

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General & practical


Blendle Social Code

Blendle value's

Diversity and Inclusion

People Team

People System - Salarisbalie - Requesting Time off & Expensing

People Experience & Policies

Your First Weeks

Highly Skilled Migrants and relocation

YOUR first week x

Your 1st month

Key Policies



Perks & Benefits

Taking Time off x

Travel costs and reimbursements

Calling in sick/better

Referral bonus

Job roles, Feedback and development

The number 1 reason for people to work at Blendle is growth and learning from smart people.

Our Feedback Process

Job Matrix™ (job profiles)

Learning Budget

Manager Toolkit

Here are some tips and tools to help you become a great leader.

Leading Feedback

Salary Review

Party and study budget



Holidays x

Sickness absence

Personal User Guide

Culture & Role-Modelling

Blendle library

About this document

Lessons from three years of HR