Speexx is a training partner for LINGOs, a global learning consortium of 80+ aid, international development and conservation organizations. In the course of 2 years since the start of the partnership, a staggering number of over 5,000 consortium staff in more than 125 countries are actively engaged with a training course for French, Spanish or English language training.
There’s a tendency to do ‘just-in-case’ training rather than ‘just-in-time’ training. In other words, people are given access to learning materials in case they ever need to know what they’re being taught.
Failure to keep promises, blaming employees for leadership mistakes, lack of credit, disparaging remarks, silent treatment, poor or no decision making....the list goes on and on. The impact of poor leadership is not simply emotional, it’s financial. Various studies on the subject show that up to 32% of voluntary turnover can be avoided with better leadership. Calculate how much it costs to lose one competent, productive, contributing employee and then multiply that by having to replace 30% of your workforce.
Behavior and values are the source of every country’s culture, and are the building blocks for developing business culture. Cultural influences, attitudes and values vary across nations. The range of your knowledge of the culture of your business partners can be crucial when it comes to doing business or not.
We're delighted to feature a new guest post by Gunilla Huddleston of Language Connect! The more globalised businesses become, the more challenges they face. One is ensuring that training and development programmes are consistent, effective and streamlined across the globe. We look at how technology and a forward-thinking approach can ensure success.
Vodafone and Speexx started their partnership in 2011 to improve Business English communication skills at the multinational telecommunications company. To date, over 1250 courses have been launched. At Vodafone, learners boost their English skills with the award-winning Speexx online solution, live communication skills training and ongoing coaching.