Human Resources departments lead a very challenging role in the 21st century. As companies grow or go global, they are tasked to recruit, train and retain a wide variety of employees with varying languages, time zones, holiday schedules, cultures and work habits. Gone are the days when employers depended only on expensive ads in major newspapers’ classified front pages like the New York Times or the Financial Time. Instead, budgets are channeled to international recruiting agencies and to advertise online on major job search engines. If you are a global company and are looking to recruit staff in Europe, advertising your open positions in English only is no longer sufficient. Translation is a must and here is how you can make the most of it.
Human Resources Departments Seek Translation Services
The first place to advertise your job openings are on your website. If you are targeting an international workforce, then translating into the target countries’ languages is a must. Prospective employees often search online for jobs using keywords in their native language, before considering searching in other languages. Don’t you want your job openings to be found first?
Many job search companies are now catering to multilingual job postings. Monster for instance offers job searches in English, French, German and Dutch. CareerBuilder offers them in English, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish and Vietnamese. The Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of HR solutions operates on every continent and offers its website into dozens of languages servicing each of the countries they operate in, in their own language.
Unemployment Rates are Dropping
Unemployment Rates are dropping worldwide and with them the ability to locate and recruit the proper talents. From 2015 to 2016, the U.S unemployment rate dropped from 5.4% to 4.7%. The European Union’s unemployment rate dropped a whole percentage point to 8.6% from 9.6%. While in the USA, the major spoken languages are English and Spanish, in Europe, companies have to contend with 24 official languages! The need for a localized job descriptions are greater in the E.U. as workers are able to relocate from neighboring countries. Also, as developed countries face a lower percentage of unemployment than most emerging countries, more hiring opportunities exist in developing nations, supporting the need for translation.
Jobs Translation Services and its Role in Staffing & Lowering Unemployment
The increase in American and European Immigration has brought forth a lot of unemployed and job seeking individuals into both continents. In 2015 data indicates that immigrants hit a record high of 42.1 million people in the USA. Also, according to Eurostat, there has been a sharp increase in immigration in Europe over the years as people from all over the E.U. have enjoyed easier access to other E.U. countries. By translating job opportunities and posting them on your global website and job search engines, companies can target and first reach potential candidates faster and cheaper!
GlobalVision’s Human Resources Translation Services
At GlobalVision, we specialize in the highest quality translations and localization services available on the market. We work with Human Resources companies and departments to help them cater to any geographical and all locale needs to achieve their goals and hiring objectives. “We work with the best and brightest in the industry” said Nabil Freij, President of GlobalVision. “Understanding that translation can benefit those seeking and creating jobs is very exciting and we hope to continue to spread the success around the globe and benefit more people along the way!”
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