Presented at the ATA Conference, 2004 The Proper Care and Feeding of Humans: Human Resources Basics for Translation Companies
Let’s begin by examining the first step in the life of an employee—recruitment. The three recruitment tools that have proven most effective in my environment (a 45-employee company in a large metropolitan area) are (1) filling a position from within, via an inhouse posting; (2) asking current employees about potential candidates they may know; and (3) advertising in the Sunday edition of the local newspaper (which includes a web posting for seven days). Other recruitment tools may be more effective in your environment, or depending on the position to be filled.
November 25, 2004 Taking Inventory with St. Jerome: How Well Equipped Are Our Computers?
Last year I wrote an article in the ATA Chronicle speculating on why so many of us translators shy away from becoming more skilled with our computers. Since then I believe I may have found one answer. <more>
October 27 2004 Guerrilla Marketing for Translation Agencies and Translators
Marketing can be evidenced in every action your company does. The way your receptionist answers the phone, the way your lobby looks, your stationary, your business card, the clothing you choose for a sales meeting, the format you use for presenting an estimate to a potential client are all part of... <more>
02.07.05 Wife met hubby in translator's booth