The number of foreign employees in technical companies is increasing steadily. This can sometimes result in friction and miscommunication. Although not mandatory, it is advisable to translate a number of HR documents. Clarity contributes to a good relationship, and to the improvement of the quality of services and products.
An attractive employer
It starts with a vacancy. If you are looking for employees of a specific nationality, you are much more likely to reach the right target group by translating your vacancy into the relevant target language. A high-quality translation results in a professional image, and makes your company more attractive as a potential employer. Once you’ve found the right applicant, the contract comes next. To avoid unpleasant discussions afterwards regarding salary, holidays or notice period, we recommend translating the employment contract. Especially if you work with additional conditions, such as a non-compete or confidentiality clauses. Both parties will benefit from a thorough understanding of this information.
Then there is a wide range of protocols to be implemented, such as house rules, safety regulations, codes of conduct, dress codes and work instructions. When working with foreign employees, it is likely that some regulations differ from those that are customary in the employee’s country of origin. For example, when it comes to hygiene regulations at food processing companies. Will your employees be working with dangerous machinery or chemical substances? In those cases, a translation of the safety regulations is required by law. In the event of an industrial accident, you as the employer may be held liable if it appears that crucial safety regulations have not been communicated clearly enough. Miscommunication can then cost the company a lot of time, money and even customers. Translating HR documents (or having them translated) is an investment which always pays off – no doubt about it!
MK Vertalingen has extensive experience in the translation of HR documents
Every day, we translate employment contracts, terms of employment, job descriptions, safety regulations and all other HR-related documents. If you would like advice on the translation of your documents, or if you have a document for translation, please don’t hesitate to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 020-7055182.