Interview with Richard Cannane - Global Training & Development Manager at Trafigura – speaker at Speexx Exchange 2017. What will be the impact of technology advancement on the workforce and how do you carry employees along with those changes? And if global processes are being shaped by technology advancement, how important will communication and interpersonal skills still be?
On December 6, the 7th edition of Speexx Exchange will take place in Berlin. Laura Overton, who has moderated Speexx Exchange since 2011, has observed a strong evolution in the quality of the discussions.
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?
The latest Towards Maturity ‘Learning Benchmark Report’, released November 2016, has some valuable insights as to why some organizations are failing to realize the benefits of eLearning. In March 2017, Speexx attended the Towards Maturity Ambassador meeting where we discussed the findings of the report ‘Unlocking Potential: Releasing the potential of the business and its people through learning’ in more detail.
For the 6th consecutive year, the reality check on eLearning and L&D practices Speexx Exchange took place on November 30 Berlin, at the Intercontinental Hotel. HR thought leader and Speexx Exchange keynote speaker Laura Overton - CEO of Towards Maturity inaugurated the day.
Every fall, Speexx organises a knowledge exchange and networking opportunities for HR professionals. Core of the exchange is the presentation of best practice projects by global companies and creating takeaways to implement in your organisation. In November 2016, we meet with HR professionals in Paris, Berlin and Shanghai.
Almost all organisations (98%) who participated in the 4th Annual Speexx Exchange survey in December 2015 agreed that good communications are ‘very important’ or ‘important’ for the success of their business. Almost a quarter (24%) thought intercultural differences had a negative impact, while 21% cited lack of foreign language skills among employees.
Munich – Tuesday 12th January 2016 – Speexx, the leading global provider of corporate online language training, has released initial findings from its 4th annual survey of HR and L&D professionals.
Speexx Exchange 2015 is over for this year and once again it's been an amazing experience filled with learning, discussion and networking. The first edition kicked off in Paris on 5th November. Here, a group of 50 senior HR and L&D professionals gathered at the Maison des Polytechniciens for some intensive sessions on building an effective language training strategy and the opportunities offered to organizations by blended learning.
With Online Educa Berlin fast approaching us in early December 2015, it’s hard to believe that the event is now in its 21st year. The conference brings together over 2,300 participants from 100 countries and is an annual fixture in my diary.