Human Resources Specialist

We are seeking a Human Resources Specialist to strengthen our Brussels team.

We offer the opportunity to work on a broad range of HR activities and to become a member of a dynamic and professional team in an attorney-oriented firm culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.

He/she will report to the Human Resources Manager, also based in Brussels.

The Human Resources Specialist will help out in the all-round performance of the HR team’s daily tasks and responsibilities, mainly in relation to our professional staff (+/- 100 employees).

In particular, the Human Resources Specialist will be in charge of:

  • Liaising with our external payroll provider to coordinate and guarantee a smooth payroll process.
  • Ensuring correct application of Belgian social legislation and staying up to date in this regard.
  • Establishing a positive relationship with all staff members to answer HR related queries and provide counsel, while also acting as the official Person of Trust for the Brussels office.
  • Coordinating administrative requirements in relation to transfer and secondment of staff members (e.g., visa, work permit, professional card).
  • Working closely together with our Health & Safety Coordinator and taking initiatives to foster the wellbeing of both professional and legal staff in the office.
  • Taking the lead on recruitment of professional staff, whenever vacancies occur.
  • Participate in local or global HR projects and further develop or implement them.
  • Provide back-up for other HR team members when necessary.

Desired Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in HR sciences
  • Minimum three years’ experience in HR-related activities as specified above, preferably in a legal or international business environment
  • A passion for HR and a genuine interest in the legal industry
  • Fluent in French or Dutch and a very good knowledge of English
  • Excellent knowledge of Belgian social legislation and payroll processes
  • Comfortable with project and change management
  • Good command of Microsoft applications and relevant HR tools (payroll and time registration)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (both orally and in writing)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a multicultural environment, by building credibility and trust with staff members throughout the firm
  • Ability to perform effectively in a service-oriented environment and demonstrating professional ethic and manner
  • Pro-active work attitude, results-oriented, reliable, and flexible
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, work under pressure, prioritize workload, and adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to work independently while at the same time showing a true team spirit

If you are looking for a position in an international environment where collegiality, integrity, excellence, passion, and going the extra mile are the core values, then please send your cover letter and CV to bruadminrecruit@cgsh.com.