Battle for Brains relocation and immigration for expats to the Netherlands


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About Battle for Brains

“Battle for Brains” explained

On a world-wide level, a “battle for brains” or “war for talent” is going on. Countries, cities and companies are actively searching for international, talented people. Not only in order to recruit workforce for branches with vacancies, but also in order to attract students to increase the diversity of the future work-force. Research shows that the increase of skilled migrants results in an increase in diversity, innovation and internationalisation, providing further growing potential for the Netherlands. This is the reason why authorities, companies and universities develop a variety of measures to appeal to and retain highly skilled migrants.

Battle for Brains immigration and relocation services facilitates in this war for talent, by arranging legal employment and legal residence in the Netherlands for the talent you found and by assisting them with settling-in in the Netherlands. The employee can focus on his activities, while Battle for Brains is ensuring that all necessary steps are taken as quickly and smoothly as possible.


Marit Noort - CEO Battle for BrainsMarit Noort is founder and director of Battle for Brains. Before setting up Battle for Brains in early 2011, Marit was active from 1997 as immigration and relocation professional, supporting small to large corporate clients with between 1 to approximately 250 immigration and relocation movements a year.

Experience in immigration and relocation

Marit held management positions with one of the largest relocation agencies in the Netherlands and with accountant PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers). The Dutch employment and immigration laws hold no secrets for her. Marit graduated in European Business Management from the Hogeschool Haarlem and The University of Huddersfield (UK).

“I discovered Marit to be a reliable specialist, striving for quality. She knows what she is talking about and she communicates her knowledge in a clear and enjoyable manner. Marit distinguishes herself by taking the initiative and focussing on the customers need which makes for pleasant cooperation.”

December 21, 2010 Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity
Source: LinkedIn
Battle for Brains

With Battle for Brains she brings together the best of all these years of experience: decisive, clear and reliable one-stop-shopping in the field of immigration and relocation, going the extra mile with a personal approach.