Terhulpen, Belgium - March 15, 2023 - More than 18 million temporary employment contracts were concluded digitally in Belgium last year, a record number. This was established by Unifiedpost, the listed expert in e-documents that has been responsible for all digital temporary employment contracts in Belgium for years. The increase amounts to 8.3% compared to 2021, and even almost 16% when compared to the pre-COVID period.
Since 2017, temporary employment contracts can be concluded digitally in addition to on paper. That year, 14.3 million contracts were already processed that way. Just before corona, this increased to 15.8 million and after a small decline by 9.6% in 2019 the number peaked in 2022 to 18.3 million digital contracts in 2022.
Ann Cattelain, CEO of sector federation Federgon, attributes the increase entirely to increasing digitalisation:
"As temporary employment stabilised in 2022, we note that more and more contracts are being concluded digitally. We at Federgon can only welcome this. Maximum flexibility and minimum administrative burden are only advantages for the employee, employer and the temporary employment agency alike. The increase in the number of flex workers and students can also play a significant role."
Philippe Kimpe, CEO of Benelux Unifiedpost Group, emphasises the advantages in terms of mobility and ecology:
"Since a temporary assignment always involves three parties and it often has to be done quickly, the ease of use of a digital contract is of course very great. The fact that the employee does not have to travel to a temp office to sign his contract also removes the barrier of getting started. Moreover, we as a company are also satisfied that we are helping to save a lot of paper this way."
About Unifiedpost Group
Unifiedpost is a leading cloud-based platform for SME business services built on “Documents”, “Identity” and “Payments”. Unifiedpost operates and develops a 100% cloud-based platform for administrative and financial services that allows real-time and seamless connections between Unifiedpost’s customers, their suppliers, their customers, and other parties along the financial value chain. With its one-stop-shop solutions, Unifiedpost’s mission is to make administrative and financial processes simple and smart for its customers. Since its founding in 2001, Unifiedpost has grown significantly, expanding to offices in 32 countries, with more than 500 million documents processed in 2021, reaching over 1,600,000 SMEs and more than 2,500 Corporates across its platform today.
Noteworthy facts and figures:
- Established in 2001, with a proven track record
- 2022 turnover € 191 million
- 1400+ employees
- 500+ million documents processed in 2022
- Diverse portfolio of clients across a wide variety of industries (banking, leasing, utilities, media, telecommunications, travel, social security service providers, public organisations, etc.) ranging from large internationals to SMEs
- Unifiedpost Payments, a fully owned subsidiary, is recognised as a payment institution by the National Bank of Belgium
- Certified Swift partner
- International M&A track record
- Listed on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels, symbol: UPG
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Information correct as of press release publish date 15th of March 2023.