After considering a number of potential service providers, BSH entered into a strategic partnership with Speexx. The group believed that Speexx’s portfolio of cloud-based language assessment tests, accompanied by a blended learning solution for language training that combined self-learning elements with personalized training and coaching services worldwide, best suited the global ambitions of BSH.
Crucially, Speexx was able to support BSH in assessing the existing language skills of 2,000 employees quickly and efficiently. Speexx’s language testing solution, which combines online tests with interviews conducted by native-speaking trainers, proved able to support assessment at scale, providing an internationally uniform standard of language learning and testing that has significantly increased transparency and acceptance of language skills development within BSH.
BSH started by assessing the language skills of 2,000 current employees through the language assessment center (LAC), a solution Speexx designed initially for BSH. The manufacturing group was able to integrate Speexx assessment tests and learning content into its SAP learning management system easily via a standard interface. Once the process of assessing the language capabilities of the initial cohort of 2,000 employees was complete, BSH and Speexx worked together to provide digital learning to bridge the skills gaps that had been identified.
This was an extensive digital learning program that went beyond traditional self-paced e-learning, ensuring everyone was fully engaged. Learners can access content and workshops via the existing infrastructure of the BSH Academy. Individual learners across the globe are able to book themselves onto virtual classrooms and access learning on company laptops or personal mobile devices.