71 percent of business leaders plan to grow in places where English is not spoken. To help facilitate this growth, more and more businesses are turning to language-learning solutions to prepare their employees to meet these new challenges.Read more »
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.
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.Read more »
One of the objectives of World Information Society Day, celebrated each year on 17th May, is to raise global awareness of societal changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies. Find out how e-learning technology is changing how we learn in the workplace.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.”Read more »
Former Goldman Sachs Vice-Chairman and Harvard Business School Professor Robert S. Kaplan last year published his co-authored report What’s Your Language Strategy and made waves across the HR and Business community. He suggests that “Language is a vital link to your talent management strategy. (…) you can turn language into a source of competitiveness.”Read more »
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