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Be an “Intrapreneur” Within Your Company

Be an “Intrapreneur” Within Your Company

Most professionals dream of one day becoming a CEO or running their own business. While many eventually put themselves in that position sometime during their career, far more feel stuck on career tracks that won’t lead to that promised land. But what about investing in yourself, treating yourself as your own business and making yourself more “profitable” within your current company? In essence, become an “intrapreneur” or the “CEO of Me”? One of the best ways to accomplish this is through language learning, because of all the tangential benefits that come along with studying a new language, like:

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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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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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BUSINESSES WANT E-LEARNING FOR LANGUAGES

BUSINESSES WANT E-LEARNING FOR LANGUAGES

A new study reveals that 94% of leaders see an advantage in using e-learning to improve language skills in their organisations. Rosetta Stone launches the “Business Value in Languages” report which demonstrates an appetite for language training through e-learning.

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