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Dublin: Finding the Right People and Keeping Them

Dublin: Finding the Right People and Keeping Them


The localisation industry is still a people business, despite the automating and enabling technologies which underpin it. Finding the right people costs time and effort – what are the best recruitment techniques and what part should referrals and social media play? How do you make sound hiring decisions – should you look for experience or character? How much should you invest in training? Why do people leave and how can you reduce attrition?

Join us in Dublin for an interactive seminar addressing these questions. Contributors will include Jonathan Bowring (Riversight), Annette Lawlor (L10n People), Ronan Kevitt (Welocalize) and Ana Paez (Google).

You are invited to mingle and continue conversations over refreshments once the presentations and discussions close.

Advisory Board Members

The founder of Lion People Global, Annette Lawlor is a localization recruitment expert on a mission to make a real difference in this exciting industry. By building lasting relationships with clients, and expanding and diversifying Lion People’s service offering, Annette aims to overcome talent shortages and progress the careers of all the great localization professionals in her network.

Not always a recruitment legend, Annette studied marketing in Dublin and put her sales skills to the test before discovering a passion and talent for recruitment. After only seven years as an IT and technical talent manager (agency and client-side) Annette founded Synergy Recruit in 2005. In 2013 she identified a growing need for an agency dedicated to the unique requirements of the localization industry. Lion People Global was born, and the rest is history.

With a sharp eye on the localization industry, Annette is currently focused on ways to make it more visible and attractive to those outside it. And to bridge the gap between university programs and business requirements. And if this isn’t enough, alongside raising a young family, you might find her letting off steam with some hot yoga or enjoying a Saturday brunch.

Ronan is the European HR Director for Welocalize, having joined the business in this role in January 2016.  He is responsible for developing and deploying the people strategy for the region.  Partnering with the Welocalize senior leadership within the region Ronan leads the European HR team to deliver best in class solutions focused on Talent Resourcing Management, Organization Development, Compensation & Employee Engagement.  Prior to joining Welocalize Ronan spend 13+ years with General Electric in a variety of progressively senior roles, most recently as a global HR Business Partner for their Oil & Gas business.

LinkedIn :

Ana Paez is currently Global Vendor Manager for Geo (Google Maps) at Google. Before she was the Head of Global Language Services in the Localization team. Based in Dublin, she has also worked for Google as EMEA Capacity Planning Manager and SEEMEA Sales Operation Manager. She holds an MBA in International Trade and a Bachelor’s Degree in Slavic Philology from Universidad Complutense in Madrid (Spain). Ana is an experienced International Operations Manager with more than 20 years of international experience in sales and operations, most of them in the computer software industry.

Ana has also worked as International Sales and Operations Director at Panda Security, a Spanish multinational security company, where she worked for more than 8 years. Prior to this, she was International Sales Director at Intersoft Informatica.  If you want to make her happy, just talk to her about linguistics, philology and any kind of book, including dictionaries.

She is also a member of the Advisory Committee at the Rosetta Foundation.


Registration Information

Early Bird Registration  – €250 +VAT – until May 10

Registration (after May 10)  – €300+VAT 

To request additional information please contact:

Yung-Ok Jo
Manager, Program Development – Europe
The Localization Institute
+49 (0)228 35067458


Your Trainer

Jonathan Bowring

Jonathan is a consultant, coach and facilitator in management development. He founded Riversight in 2016, providing services to the localisation industry and other sectors. Jonathan graduated with 1st class honours in Computer Science from Southampton University. He started his career as a software engineer with the UK MOD, followed by Hewlett-Packard, where his involvement with localisation began. At Canon, Jonathan became EMEA localisation director, building a localisation and web publishing function which operated as an independent division with its own P&L. He certified with distinction in Executive Coaching from Henley Business School.

Seminar Topics

  1. Recruitment techniques

The market and industry, referrals, social media, Linkedin.

  1. Selection

Interviewing and assessment, job matching, experience vs traits, competencies.

  1. Talent Management

Brand proposition, forming a pipeline, engagement, patterns of attrition.

  1. Managing global teams

Drivers of motivation, industry challenges, cultural factors, helpful approaches.