Working with France
As the 5th largest economy in the world and boasting world-class organisations in the fields of banking and finance and aeronautics and technology doing business in France should not be dismissed. Intellectual property rights, contracts and property rights all enjoy strong regulation and protection.
Living in France
Working in France is a pleasant experience for most expats, despite recent attempts to reform the labour laws, which have been met with passionate protests by the French population. However, most employees in France still enjoy a high standard of living and the benefits of one of the best welfare states in the world. Close to 30 of the world’s 500 biggest companies are French, with a considerable share of their staff working in France, indicating that the country is certainly a global player on the economic stage.
Business in France
The French way of doing business is very closely connected to French culture, and international business people sometimes make early mistakes that end up souring a deal before it has even begun.
France puts a premium on individuality, which allows for both freedom of opinion and very separate social and personal lives. This same principle extends to a cultural mistrust of uncertainty and ambiguity in business, with strict attention to rules and regulations.
French Business Culture
In general, the business environment tends to be on the conservative and formal side. Hierarchy and ceremony are valued highly among people working in France, and an authoritarian style of leadership prevails. This does not, however, prevent employees from having lengthy and heated debates in business meetings, even if the decision might ultimately rest with one person. At least in big companies, socializing across various hierarchy levels is uncommon.
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Let us help you with the legal and logistics of finding your ideal property. We can also help with schooling and all the little details to make your move to France a success.
Things do not happen here as they do back home, be it in business or in social settings. Let us help you understand and learn about French culture to ensure a smooth, seamless integration to French life.
Doing business in France
Doing business in France offers enormous opportunities for foreign companies.
With its global outlook and warm welcome for talent in all its forms, France is committed to doing all it can to attract and help investors expand their businesses on French soil.
We’re here to help you and by taking advice on how to do business in France from the right experts, companies – large and small – can succeed in France.
Learning is not a spectator sport and we help our clients get involved and achieve awesome results. International trainer in soft skills and cultural integration – Bilingual English / French with experience of working in France, the UK and India
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We at Soft-Skills.In are here to help our clients succeed, as at the end of the day, your sucess is our success!
Cross-cultural skills are not an option in international business, they become part of our normal way of working and have to be embedded into the way we lead, work and collaborate. Our cross cultural training focuses on giving people practical tools and experience in recognising their own cultural values, understanding other cultures way of working and managing differences and gaps.
An end-to-end service from the country of origin to France to help in all apsects of a successful international transfer, including spouse / partner settlement and help in integration. Schools and education, property, language training, mobility and ‘look-see’ tours prior to the projected move to France. We provide ongoing support to our clients for those times when they need help.
We help our clients with all the legal points that they need to successfully settle in France, from housing to taxation, visas and insurance.
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A sound knowledge of French cultural practices and business etiquettes is necessary for any trade or business venture within the country. Let us help you get to grips and avoid the common pitfalls.