If there’s one thing that will keep your organisation on the right track, it's employee engagement. There are many definitions of engagement in the workplace, but most agree that it is represented by three main elements: Purpose, attachment to the company and the resulting effort employees invest in their daily tasks. To put this more simply, it’s about ‘happiness’ at work. Sounds easier than it is though, right?
Everyone marvels at the employee who can speak five languages, but just how valuable is the skill exactly? Can you measure the ROI of Spanish, for example? As it turns out, you can. According to MIT economist Albert Saiz, there’s a 1.5% premium on returns for Spanish language skills in the U.S., just behind French at 2.3% and German at 3.8%. That means that employees who can speak these languages in addition to English tend to earn a high income. Why might that be?