How eBay is Bridging the Global Talent Gap by Engaging Academia
Thursday, 14 April, 2016
Relying entirely on HR, recruiters, or even our own networks is not sufficient when hiring fulltime employees and contractors. It takes too long to hire linguists in the traditional L10N track as well as in the MT field, and this can put projects in jeopardy. In addition, the right cultural fit comes into the equation. We want not only top talent, but candidates that fit our corporate future and values.
In order to speed up the process, companies owe it to their own teams and to the new generation of L10N students to engage universities early on by conducting workshops on campus, speaking about trends in our industry, and by hiring interns who become embedded in our teams and are faced with challenging tasks. By employing interns, eBay has empowered rising talent to go back to school with a competitive advantage and also with tools to influence their peers and professors.
This webinar will help viewers reflect on their talent-searching strategy and get a glimpse at how the localization team at eBay approaches cultivating top global talent.
As a MIIS T&I graduate, Sabine has been involved in the localization industry for 20+ years. She started her career as an in-house linguist in a small LSP. Shortly afterwards, Sabine became a sole proprietor and worked very successfully as a translator and interpreter for 7 years in the Bay Area. As the Internet was booming and start-ups flourishing in San Francisco, she joined a start-up called eTranslate as Sr. Translation Manager focused on establishing processes to ensure the best quality for a wide portfolio of web sites, including General Electrics or eBay. In 2003, she joined eBay, Inc. where she now leads a team of 13 linguists – 9 involved in the traditional localization track and 4 involved in the machine translation.
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