A recent Slator finding indicated that 79% of American LSP’s researched said there is a shortage of talent in project management and sales personnel in the language industry.  

With this shortage being a recognised challenge, we look at what factors contribute to this: 

Specialised Skills Requirement:

  • LSP’s require professionals with specialised skills in areas such as legal, medical, technical, or scientific translation. Finding individuals with both language proficiency and expertise in specific domains can be difficult. 

Diversity of Languages:

  • The need for translation and localisation spans a wide range of languages. Finding qualified translators or linguists for less common languages can be challenging. 

Advanced Technology Adoption:

  • The language services industry has witnessed significant technological advancements, including the integration of AI, MT, and translation management systems. There is a shortage of professionals who are not only proficient in languages but also adept at using and adapting to these technologies. 

Globalisation and Increased Demand: 

  • As businesses expand globally, the demand for language services has increased. The growth in demand has outpaced the growth in the number of skilled professionals, resulting in a shortage of talent. 

Freelancer Market Challenges: 

  • Many language professionals work as freelancers, and managing a consistent and reliable pool of freelancers can be challenging for LSPs. 

High Quality Expectations: 

  • Clients often have high expectations for the quality of language services. LSP’s need professionals who not only possess linguistic skills but also have a deep understanding of cultural nuances and can deliver high-quality translations. 

Accentua is proud to work collaboratively with a wealth of talented and valued Associates. We have spent time building a robust and skilled pool of translators to meet the growing demand for linguistic expertise in an increasingly interconnected world.  

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