How Bilingualism Benefits You

How Bilingualism Benefits You

More than half the world learns more than one language as a child. While we in the monolinguistic world might think that has no bearing on success, there turn out to be many benefits to being bilingual or multilingual. To see those benefits, all we have to do is look at children.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Expats

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Expats

As business becomes increasingly global, many companies turn toward relocating their own employees to new foreign offices rather than try to hire local workers. This could be for a variety of reasons, but the practice comes with both benefits and trade-offs.

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Cultural Understanding Goes Beyond Language

Cultural Understanding Goes Beyond Language

For many professionals, preparation for working with people from other cultures stops at a small bit of language learning. They believe that as long as they can get their point across, their communications with multinational colleagues will be successful.

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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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