LEARNING NEW SKILLS IN 2016

LEARNING NEW SKILLS IN 2016

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are looking at ways to encourage employees to learn new skills in more flexible and tailored ways. Technology is the key driver accelerating learning and development (L&D) trends in the market place. Here
are five trends to look out for in 2016.

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Pharmaceutical giant Walgreens Boots Alliance goes multi-lingual with Rosetta Stone

Pharmaceutical giant Walgreens Boots Alliance goes multi-lingual with Rosetta Stone

The merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots created not only the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world but also a company with a rich cultural and lingual diversity. Proficiency in English for business is a must, but capabilities across a good spread of other European and non-European languages are also important, and employees need supportive language learning resources to achieve this goal.

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MAKING YOUR WORKFORCE GLOBAL READY – TALENT MAPPING

MAKING YOUR WORKFORCE GLOBAL READY – TALENT MAPPING

Studies show that in today’s global world, language and cultural training can have a positive impact on business and human capital factors. However, the need for such training is often hidden. It is up to HR to uncover where language training is needed and then rollout a program to address the skills gap. The first step on the path to making your workforce global-ready is talent mapping.

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TOP 3: BUSINESS IMPACTS OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL BARRIERS

TOP 3: BUSINESS IMPACTS OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL BARRIERS

Andy Chaves, senior manager, global diversity and inclusion for Marriott International says “The staffing models of today are leaner and leaner. It’s a challenging world out there. There are a lot of competitors. As we improve our efficiencies, we can do better business and faster. Improving communication among our associates is one of the key opportunities we see.”

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