5 Common excuses not to hire a translator
People can be quite creative when it comes to explaining why they do not want to hire a professional translator for the translation of company (or even legal) documents.Read more
The five fundamentals of effective cross-cultural communication
Air France was founded in 1933 and merged with its Dutch counterpart in 2004. Thirteen years later, this high-flying marriage is facing serious cross-winds. And yet, it looked like a match made in heaven…Read more
Bilingual employee or professional interpreter?
In today’s globalised and culturally diverse world, many an organisation is faced with communication issues. Is it enough to hire a bilingual employee to save the day or should you resort to a professional interpreter? A no-brainer if there ever was one: hire a professional interpreter. Here’s why…Read more
Will EWCs become the victims of a hard Brexit?
What would a “hard Brexit” mean for European Works Councils, assuming that it is in fact what we are headed for?Read more
Can a finance training be fun?
Yes it can, according to financial trainer Hans, who agreed to meet with me for a quick chat.Read more
Unlock your power of persuasion
If you can’t persuade anyone you will get nowhere at all. Of the many skills you need in life, persuasion is surely the most important.Read more
Language: marketing intelligence’s secret weapon
Many marketeers rack their brains about writing content that conquers the hearts of their target audiences. Mostly, they research and develop content in a source language and then localise it in the target language(s).Read more
Quality translations: a tale of devils and details
Delivering quality translations is a team effort. It is the result of a process that entails responsibilities for every party involved. This process is called the translation workflow, and we like to continuously finetune it to the advantage of our customers and translators.Read more
A new approach to European Works Councils
A European Works Council can be a real opportunity for the employees and for the company, provided it becomes a unique platform, reflecting corporate culture.Read more