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Translating HRM related texts

Translating an employee handbook

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These days, practically all companies have an employee handbook. For those who are not familiar with them: this handbook contains all the important rules, regulations and procedures that apply to the company and its employees. For example, a handbook can include the company’s retirement plan, information about hourly wages and rules pertaining to absenteeism and calling in sick. You might also come across employment agreement templates.

Since companies are hiring more and more foreign workers and employers are obligated to inform them of the company’s rules and regulations, many companies choose to have their employee handbook translated into English.

Our translation agency can assist you with translating this information. Our translators are experienced with texts that are targeted towards the practices involved in human resources policy. Some of our translators have even been educated in human resources management. The advantage of assigning a translator with human resources experience is that we stay up to date on the ever-changing government regulations and the related terminology in this area. Moreover, it is an absolute must to keep up with the American law and legal regulations in this field.

For example, specific terminology having to do with US law pertaining to sick leave, or other typical regulations and laws requires a little more than just looking up the translation in a dictionary. The translator chooses the best translation in close collaboration with you and our project manager. We sometimes include a brief explanation in the translation. After all, it is no help to you if your employees still do not understand the text. We deliver the translation with comments or remarks where applicable so that you are also aware of the nuances that we add to the text as a result of the differences in employment law.


Translations of employee handbooks are charged at our most common rate, which is $ 0,22 per word. When translating an updated version, we apply discounts for repetitions. Because we store previous translations into Translation Memory files, these discounts can be very high. You benefit from the fact that we've translated thousands of these documents before. This only applies when the documents are in an editable format, like for example Word or PDF.

If you provide the text to us in MS Word, we will return the translation to you in the same format.

Translating a contract, psychological profile or CV

Send us your employment contract, employee handbook, assessment report, psychological profile, employment acceptance letter, job application, CV or employment conditions summary via e-mail, and we will make sure you receive a competitively priced quote. Please specify the target language. If the target language is English, please also specify whether you would like British or American English.

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