Communication problems due to language barriers plague 90% of organisations today. And if you’re like most business line leaders, you’re not telling anyone about it. In fact, only 3 in 10 seek HR’s help in finding solutions to these challenges. But HR can do more to help than you may think to grow your team into a global-ready powerhouse. It may even have a secret weapon called language training to drive employee engagement, and we have a playbook for that we’d like to share with you.Read more »
Rosetta Stone executives and clients will introduce the new Rosetta Stone® Catalyst™ solution to the market by ringing the closing bell at the NYSE on Friday, September 16th at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Catalyst is a unified language-training solution that sparks the confidence to communicate effectively in today’s multilingual business environment.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 »
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 »
87% of British and German executives state their organisations rely on more than one critical language, yet 70% agree that language skills are not taught to a sufficient standard. Rosetta Stone launches “Business Value in Languages” report which demonstrates proficiency in employees’ native language is not enough to be successful in a global organisation.Read more »