HR Generalist

Function: support the day-to-day activities of our Human Resources department including the processing of the employee’s data throughout the employee life cycle, administration of payroll, recruitment, onboarding/offboarding of employees.
Team: Human Resources
Reports to: Senior HR Manager


HR Administration

  • Maintain all physical and digital personnel records.
  • Update internal personnel databases (onboarding, offboarding, presence, holidays, promotion, resignation, timetracking, etc.)
  • Manage information transmitted to insurance broker for hospitalisation and pension plan insurances.
  • Advise on best practices to streamline HR administration, processes & templates.
  • Provide support to employees in various HR related topics (for example benefits, holidays, absences, overtime, and compensation days etc.) in consultation with the Sr. HR Manager
  • Manage payroll administration in collaboration with the payroll provider.
  • Assist with the Professional Development Review (PDR) campaigns.
  • Support liaison with external prevention, safety and health body
  • Participate in the implementation of HR projects.
  • Prepare internal communications to BIG HQ staff.


Manage full recruitment cycle once recruitment needs have been communicated:

  • Propose strategy for individual recruitment.
  • Publish ads, liaise with external recruiters.
  • Manage contracts in the collaboration with recruitment agencies.
  • Screen incoming resumes, conduct first HR interview, schedule operational interviews, conduct reference checks.
  • Draft offers & contracts.


Qualifications sought:

  • 2 – 3 years of experience as an HR Assistant/Payroll Assistant/HR Generalist or another relevant role
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related (essential)
  • Strong knowledge of the Belgian labour legislation is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Human Resources Information Systems and understanding of general HR policies and procedures.
  • C2 level in English and C1/C2 level in French are mandatory, Dutch is an asset.
  • Highly computer literate with capability in email, MS Office, and related business and communication tools
  • Meticulous attention to detail, professional attitude, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Operate with high integrity.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Work effectively in multicultural teams, as well as independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Works comfortably under pressure and meets tight deadlines.


What is offered:

  • The opportunity to contribute to innovative, practice-changing cancer research.
  • A stimulating international environment in a human-sized organization
  • Full-time employment (38 hours/week) and unlimited duration contract
  • A competitive salary and benefits package:
    – Annual salary on 13.92 months
    – Possibility to telework and have flexible working hours.
    – 30 days of holiday per year, plus one additional every 5 years of seniority
    – Employee group insurance (employer contribution 4% & employee contribution 2% on annual gross salary)
    – Hospitalization insurance for the employee, at employer charge only
    – Intervention public / private transport
    – Luncheon vouchers – Face value EUR 8,00 – employee contribution: EUR 1,09 per working day
    – Eco vouchers – annual net value of 250 EUR/Year for full year full time from July to June
    – Teleworking allowance
    – Mobile phone and laptop according to internal policy (Benefit in kind will apply if private use as per the legislation


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