HR Consultancy for Business Expanding to Europe

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This is an exciting time to expand your business into Europe. Whether you are in the early stages of planning an expansion or you are already operating in the EU, there are always new things to learn, challenges to face, and questions to ask about the best ways to do business in this new setting.

Launching operations in the EU is legally complicated and financially promising. It’s not uncommon for executives and company leaders to find themselves overwhelmed at some point in the process.

Europe HR Solutions provides outsourced HR consultancy services for businesses expanding into Europe so that they can focus on their work and their growth, instead of the logistics of recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and training, as well as compliance with the complex labor laws of the EU.

Staffing & HR challenges faced by expanding businesses

Some of the unique challenges that businesses face when expanding into Europe include:

  • Understanding and navigating EU labor laws
  • Recruiting and hiring talent across borders, including sponsoring visas and work permits
  • Managing a culturally diverse workforce
  • Standardizing HR policies and practices while allowing for local differences
  • Administrative complexities of payroll, benefits, and compliance in each country where they operate
  • Communication challenges and requirements for multiple languages
  • Understanding different approaches to labor relations and trade unions, based on location, culture, and history

At Europe HR Solutions, we offer HR consultancy for US and UK companies that have expanded into Europe. Our goal is to provide solutions to all of the staffing and HR issues that arise during your expansion and beyond.

HR consultants assist businesses in formulating a tailored expansion strategy, taking into account the company's goals, industry, and market conditions.

Reasons to consider HR consulting for your expansion into Europe

Our experienced and supportive team at Europe HR Solutions is here to support your expansion. 

Our consultancy services focus on: 

  • Establishing strong HR procedures for a successful expansion into Europe
  • Crafting clear, concise, and legally sound employment documents, including handbooks, contracts, and policy statements
  • Providing focused HR project management and delivery across your organization
  • Facilitating recruitment drives for new employees, including large- and small-scale recruitment efforts
  • Overseeing independent disciplinary & termination process management
  • Providing ad hoc HR and labor law expertise across Europe
  • Finding staffing coverage during periods of absence, such as EU-protected long-term sick or parental leave
  • Answering your questions about HR best practices and policies

Why should you hire an HR consultancy firm like Europe HR Solutions? Because our multilingual, experienced team provides exceptional HR consulting services. 

When you choose us, you get: 

  • Local expertise
  • Regulation knowledge
  • Hiring assistance
  • Policy guidance
  • Cultural insights
  • Labor law navigation
  • Relocation support
  • Benefits setup
  • Payroll compliance
  • Training coordination
  • Language barriers
  • Union relations
  • HR integration

We empower the managers at your company to leverage your biggest asset – your people – in a way that promotes job satisfaction, productivity, and a growth-focused mindset. 

We never take a one-size-fits-all approach to HR consulting. Instead, we learn about your business, your goals, and your challenges. Then, we provide tailor-made support, based on what you need in order to grow. 

Imagine this: We provide everything you need for workforce management. Instead of working with multiple outsourced HR firms, Europe HR Solutions is your one, consistent, and dedicated HR partner. 

 We provide tools, services, and expert advice to coordinate all of your HR needs.

Managing change is crucial during expansion. Consultants assist in change management initiatives, helping employees adapt to new structures, processes, and cultures.

HR Consultancy Services for Your Expansion into Europe

Please review this list of consultancy services that Europe HR Solutions offers to businesses that are expanding into Europe. 

We can do all of these tasks for you, or you can select the services that you want to outsource to our team.

Recruiting

We can recruit the right people for your open positions with our reliable, efficient recruitment process. Our team is made up of highly skilled recruiting professionals, who can help you develop an effective recruiting strategy for your company.

  • Development of effective job descriptions
  • Wage and salary surveys
  • Recruiting process reviews
  • Interviewing and selection training
  • Recruiting assessment

Employer Liability Management

We help you find relief from time-consuming legal paperwork. As your administrator, we free you from tedious duties related to managing the risks that accompany being an employer in Europe.

  • Employee handbooks
  • Employee relations
  • Termination assistance
  • Outplacement services and return-to-work programs
  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Compliance with country-specific statutes

Government Compliance

We also help companies like yours manage your employer obligations. We effectively identify your risks of litigation and help to reduce that risk through full compliance with country-specific regulations and EU-wide laws.

  • Unemployment statutes & Claims
  • Implementation of employment liability policies
  • Country-by-country legal entity set-up and implementation
  • Adherence to country-specific statutes

Payroll Administration

Payroll administration can be a big burden, but Europe HR Solutions will coordinate every aspect of payroll. That allows you to direct your energy to more pressing issues related to managing your expansion.

  • Payroll coordination
  • Country-by-country payroll compliance
  • Reimbursement for employee expenses
  • Records management

Employee Benefits Plan Management

Part of recruiting and retaining top talent involves providing highly competitive benefits packages. We will help you provide various insurance plans, retirement benefits, and other essential employee benefits, even beyond the minimums required by EU and country-specific laws.

  • Plan design
  • Employee education
  • Enrollment policies and procedures

Performance Management Support

We provide the tools you need to manage your people. That includes helping them set goals, evaluating their performance, and creating meaningful incentives for exceptional performance at work.

  • Performance appraisals
  • Rewards programs
  • Incentive programs
  • Climate surveys
  • Definitions of core competencies in the workplace
  • Organizational development

Outplacement Support

In the event of a RIF (reduction-in-force), your company must be prepared to provide departing employees with outplacement services. There are two goals for outplacement: assist these displaced employees with their transition to a new job and maintain a positive employer brand and morale. Outplacement services should be compassionate and caring.

  • Severance negotiations
  • Career counseling and job placement assistance
  • Skills assessment and/or retraining
  • Legal resources for full layoff compliance
  • Reputation management during and after the RIF
  • Continued access to employment assistance programs

Training and Development for HR professionals

Our leadership coaching programs provide high-quality coaching programs for your in-house HR professionals.

  • Leadership development
  • Mentorship programs
  • Leadership consulting
  • Functional training for HR professionals
  • Compliance training for HR managers

Culture Building

Last but not least, our team can teach you how to foster a positive working environment, through our tailored, strategic recommendations. When you build a positive workplace culture, the heightened emotional connections your employees feel toward your company will end up having a direct impact on essential areas like productivity, efficiency, and morale.

  • Team building
  • Vision planning
  • Communicating values
  • Mission aligned-policies and procedures
  • Climate surveys

Europe HR Solutions: Passionate About Helping You Grow

At Europe HR Solutions, we thrive on seeing our clients grow! We want you to achieve the success you dreamed about when you started your company and first imagined an expansion into Europe. 

Let us help you realize that vision of success and growth. Connect with us today.

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      Our Client Testimonials

      We are proud to have worked with numerous UK- and US-based businesses as they have started their operations in Europe, including startups, acquisitions, and expansions.

      Here is what some of them have to say:

      Ann Beckers
      Since a few months, Inez coaches me in creating my own vision, my purpose and my goals, as well in ...
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      Ann Beckers
      Since a few months, Inez coaches me in creating my own vision, my purpose and my goals, as well in my professional, as in my personal life. As a result, I feel much more confident, focused and relaxed. I have learned to know Inez as a very special person. She is one of those rare people who have the extraordinary gift of being a good listener. Do not expect abstract discussions about your career or your future. You can expect immediate results of a dedicated professional coach, who will support you to focus on the challenges and the goals that are really important to you.
      Christos Kartalis
      Europe HR Solutions was main HR/Legal lead for a major restructuring in Europe in 2006. Amazing cross/dept/areas knowledge, ...
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      Christos Kartalis
      Europe HR Solutions was main HR/Legal lead for a major restructuring in Europe in 2006. Amazing cross/dept/areas knowledge, keenly results oriented, jelled with the team with decisive (especially for a "consultant") and highly accountable attitude. Europe HR Solutions are a amazing professionals, making things "easier" for management. I would work with them at any given next opportunity and would recommend them with out any reservations. Christos Kartalis. CEO, Int'l CIPLA.
      Ignasi Vivas
      I had the pleasure of working with Inez at different levels at American Medical Systems. Inez was able to provide ...
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      Ignasi Vivas
      I had the pleasure of working with Inez at different levels at American Medical Systems. Inez was able to provide us a Strategic view of what Human Resources can provide to an organization by being a true partner. With her as a leader, we were able to build processes as well as development plans, that helped us to move from a small to a mid size company. She guided us to always focuse on people, which lead us to become a stronger and bigger organization.
      Juanita Hendrickson
      Europe HR Solutions has an excellent team of experts and/or front-line resources who have deep expertise across Europe. We ...
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      Juanita Hendrickson
      Europe HR Solutions has an excellent team of experts and/or front-line resources who have deep expertise across Europe. We successfully utilized many of the resources on this team to help us sort through a number of complex issues in The Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium, etc. Inez and her team are agile, speedy, and pragmatic in their HR approach and quickly became trusted advisors and partners with our Epredia HR team and managers.
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      Melanie Girardin
      Europe HR Solutons is my go to organization for anything related to employment matters in the Dutch market. They are ...
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      Melanie Girardin
      Europe HR Solutons is my go to organization for anything related to employment matters in the Dutch market. They are one of the most talented and efficient HR professionals I've ever met. This is a great pleasure to work with them. They are creative problem solvers, and trustworthy Advisors. Their recommendations are well thought out and clearly articulated. I give them my highest recommendation, without reservation.
      Scott Rude
      Europe HR Solutions are talented, experienced and creative professionals. When we needed expertise in the European market for our personnel ...
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      Scott Rude
      Europe HR Solutions are talented, experienced and creative professionals. When we needed expertise in the European market for our personnel needs we experienced exceptional service and insight from them. They know the market and have the resources/network to get answers to the tough issues facing a U.S. company like ours, who does not have a core competency in Europe. Europe HR Solutions has my highest respect and appreciation for their service to our company. I would be glad to provide insight on their skills at any time. Scott Rudi, snrude@yahoo.com
      Christina Lambourne
      Europe HR Solutions have been vital to the HR journey of our business. To begin with we had two...
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      Christina Lambourne
      Europe HR Solutions have been vital to the HR journey of our business. To begin with we had two small acquired businesses and one newly founded company which all needed some structure and a lot of knowledge as a good foundation. Inez’ team in UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands have been hugely supportive and were fundamental to put in place the solid policies and the processes we now have in place. Their highly professional approach in combination with true empathy and flexibility was a breath of fresh air. We had a true partnership for over 18 months now and know we can rely on the team in day to day as well as critical and more challenging situations. Europe HR Solutions have supported us with recruitment, general HR advisory, policies, TUPE, Coaching, redundancies, and everything in between. As the CFO for the business, I’m eternally grateful for all the very practical and human support I have received to date and look forward to continuing this relationship.
      Andy Brown
      Europe HR Solutions have provided exceptional service consistently over a number of years to Genea Biomedx in Europe. As a ...
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      Andy Brown
      Europe HR Solutions have provided exceptional service consistently over a number of years to Genea Biomedx in Europe. As a business head quartered in Australia with no inhouse HR support on the ground in Europe this has been invaluable, not only during the start-up phase but also as the business has expanded. I highly recommend them.
      Paul Grafham
      Europe HR Solutions has consistently delivered high quality work in all of the projects that she has been involved in. ...
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      Paul Grafham
      Europe HR Solutions has consistently delivered high quality work in all of the projects that she has been involved in. The professional approach that they display is combined with a very personable manner, which has helped integrate them into the AngioDynamics team, and their expertise has assisted significantly in the growth of the international business. I would not hesitate to recommend Europe HR Solutions and the consultancy services offered, and believe they would be an asset to any organisation.
      Elke Taylor
      Europe HR Solutions delivered employee handbooks for multiple countries in English and also local language. They provided local expertise for ...
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      Elke Taylor
      Europe HR Solutions delivered employee handbooks for multiple countries in English and also local language. They provided local expertise for those countries and were able to answer the multiple questions from the business and employees. Their responsiveness, quality of expertise & knowledge, output on deliverables was excellent therefore I have already worked with them on further projects and hope to do so in the future again.
      Check out our testimonials page to hear from more of our happy and satisfied clients! 

      Why choose Europe HR Solutions?

      Speed
      Our HR services professionals can start immediately and send answers to your needs within 24 hours or less.

      Immediately Operational & High Quality
      Our human resources consultants in Europe have many years of expertise. Our team will be able to help you immediately with your questions and projects.

      Flexibility
      We are HR experts who serve on an ad hoc basis, interim basis, project and retainer basis from a few weeks, months up to several years.

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