Local Knowledge works regularly with organisations to help them manage the cultural aspects of being an employer in Belgium. As you will know if you have been in Belgium for only five minutes, there are a great many rules for the Belgian employer to contend with even if the company only has one employee.
Our role is to make sure you are aware of those rules and that you have integrated them into your own workplace policies and practices.
We find that this is often very challenging for organisations whose cultural centre is in another country where naturally, quite different rules and regulations apply. We were recently approached by a multinational consultancy, based in the UK that needed support to translate their global HR policies and procedures into their Belgian organisation whilst ensuring full compliance with Belgian regulations. Following a briefing with the client we were able to amend and adapt existing regulations in a matter of days. We also arranged for the official translation of the rules into French (from English) thus ensuring that the organisation could register its work regulations with the appropriate authorities with the minimum of additional administrative burden on their own resources.
Our contacts among translators and our knowledge of Belgian employment rules saved our client valuable time. To find out how we can help you, contact us.