LIN Cheng-Hsien (Sébastien)

HR Specialist at Air Liquide Taiwan.

Has experience in recruitment, compensation & benefits, HRIS implementation, employee engagement programs, employee relation management, and HR legal compliance.

Aside from HR, also has experience in translation, editing, and journalism.

Speaks Taiwanese Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, English, French, and Japanese.

📧 Email: linchenghsien [at] outlook [dot] com

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📍 Taipei, Taiwan (Time Zone: Taipei Time)


HR Specialist, Air Liquide Far Eastern (Taipei, Taiwan)
Jan 2020 - Present

  • HRBP, HR Projects (HRIS / Employee Engagement / ESPP), Employee Relation, and Legal Compliance (Feb 2021 - Present):
    • Implementation of Workday and a new HR operation model in all Air Liquide entities in Taiwan:
      • Configuration of modules of core HCM, time tracking, and absence.
      • Configuration and testing of payroll integration.
      • Handover of local entities' daily operations to the newly-founded regional HR Business Support Center.
      • Organization of local change management events and a network of ambassadors.
    • Entity PM of Air Liquide's annual employee engagement survey.
    • Country PM of Air Liquide's ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan) campaign.
    • HRBP (starting from July 2022)
    • Annual salary review.
    • Updates of HR policies, and relevant HRIS changes.
    • Organization of Labor-Management Meeting (a simplified social dialogue structure under Taiwan's labor laws)
    • Labor inspection, external audits, and demographic reports.
  • Compensation & Benefits (Aug 2020 - Jan 2021): 
    • Payroll & social security operations of another Air Liquide entity in Taiwan (with around 85 employees)
    • HR database management (personnel, attendance, and payroll)
    • Labor inspection, external audits, and demographic reports
    • Annual tax filing
    • Employee shareholding operations
    • Organization of Labor-Management Meeting (a simplified social dialogue structure under Taiwan's labor laws)
  • Talent Acquisition (Jan - Jul 2020):
    • Recruitment of front-line blue-collar employees, management trainees, and summer interns.
    • Organization of campus recruitment campaigns.
    • Development of video interviews during the COVID-19 outbreak.
    • Optimization of the recruitment process with the employment of digital tools.


Freelance Translator
Nov 2014 - Sep 2019

HR Intern, Air Liquide Far Eastern (Taipei, Taiwan)
Jul 2017 - September 2017

  • Serving as an intern at HR and Internal Communication Department.
  • Responsible for training and internal communication.
    • Organization of training courses and internal events.
    • Promotion and maintenance of the company's employer brand.


Intern Journalist, CommonWealth Magazine (Taipei, Taiwan)
Jul 2015 - Jan 2016



Exchange student, Université Paris Diderot - Paris VII (Paris, France)
Sep 2018 - Jun 2019

Courses attended include French, Chinese-French translation, and sociology.

MBA in Service Science, National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu, Taiwan)
Sep 2016 - Jul 2018

Specialized in marketing and service management. Course taken include:

  • Service innovation and design: Service Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, User-centered Interaction Design.
  • Service marketing and management: Cross-cultural Marketing Communication, Social Network Analysis and Management, Digital Innovation and E-commerce.

BA in Sociology, and completed the Translation Program,
National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan)
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016

Learned how the society is formed and what the relationship between individuals and the society is. Courses taken include:

  • Sociological theories & research methods.
  • Political economy: Sociology of Development, Seminar on Problems of Capitalism.
  • Management-related: Organizational Sociology, Sociology of Management.
  • Specific topics: STS, Social Psychology, Feminism, Food and Society, Seminar on Total Institutions, etc.

Also completed NTU's Chinese-English Translation Program. Courses taken include:

  • Translation theories.
  • Linguistics-related: Sociolinguistics, Hate Speech and Resistance Discourse (CDA).
  • Specific types of translation: IT Localization, Audiovisual Translation, News Compiling, Travel Writing.


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Association taïwanise des traducteurs de français

(August 2018 - )

Taiwanese Association of French Translators

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Social Studies Online

(December 2018 - )


Language Proficiency

  • Taiwanese Mandarin:
    Native speaker.
  • Taiwanese Hokkien:
    Advanced user.
  • English:
    IELTS 7.0 earned in October, 2015.
  • French:
    DALF C1 earned in May, 2019.
  • Japanese:
    JLPT N3 earned in December 2019.

CAT Tools

  • Trados
  • Idiom
  • Passolo
  • Wordfast
  • Smartling
  • Google Translator Toolkit
  • OmegaT
  • Subtitle Workshop

DTP Tools

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Corel PhotoImpact

Other Tools & Skills

  • Power BI
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Basic JavaScript & jQuery
  • Basic Bootstrap
  • CyberLink PowerDirector

Publication: Translation

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Language: FR→TW

Original Title: Marx à la plage - Le Capital dans un transat

Author: Jean-Numa DUCANGE

Publisher: The Commercial Press (Taiwan)

Publication date: August 5, 2020

ISBN: 9789570532777

Details (ZH-TW)

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Language: FR→TW

Original Title: Schrödinger à la plage - La physique quantique dans un transat

Author: Charles ANTOINE

Publisher: The Commercial Press (Taiwan)

Publication date: September 5, 2020

ISBN: 9789570532807

Details (ZH-TW)

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A Cat May Look at a King
(Documentary Film)

Language: TW→EN

Original Title: 咪咪貓的奇幻之旅

Director: CHENG Chih-ming

Release date: June 2020

Running time: 25 minutes

World Premiere at Taipei Film Festival 2020.


Publication: Editing

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Social Studies Online

Original Name: 公民不下課

Producer: Social Studies Online

Role: Editor

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Publication: 寫給公民的40堂思辨課

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Original Name: 串流

Publisher: Stream Editing Group

ISSN: 2306-8469

Role: Editor and Secretary-General

Winner of "Student Journal of the Year" of the Student Editorial Award held by Big Issue Taiwan in 2012.

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Last update: May 22, 2022.