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At Speexx, we are more than 170 people who share a goal to bring the best online language learning experience to users in large organizations worldwide. We are proud to help millions of people understand each other better every day. If you have a passion for languages, cutting-edge learning technology and the future of education, the Speexx Exchange blog is for you.

Oct8th, 2019

Humans and Soft Skills: Must-Haves in the Digital Era

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The age of automation is no longer a far-off future prediction; it is now our reality. Data from World Economic Forum estimates that approximately 1.4 million people will lose their jobs due to automation and other technological changes by the year 2026 – that’s less than a decade away. So, what can organizations do to protect their employees from losing jobs due to unprecedented changes and a need for reskilling, and which skills can remain relevant in a world shaped by rapidly evolving technology?

Sep24th, 2019

Trends Shaping Tomorrow’s Work and Workplaces

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A recent customer survey by the corporate executive education specialist, Headspring, has revealed six major learning technology-fuelled trends that are changing the world of work and business communications. Read on to discover six trends shaping tomorrow's work and workplaces.

Sep9th, 2019

Effective Learning Culture Supporting Business and Transformation Goals – Part 2

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Here we close our two-part series where we share with you Hannelore Kolb's perspective on how an organization can successfully adapt a culture of learning through digital transformation; how L&D has changed in recent years; learning processes unique to Hager Group, like “change levers”; and what, in her view, learning and development professionals need to do to keep up with these fast-paced, ever-changing trends.

Sep4th, 2019

Effective Learning Culture Supporting Business and Transformation Goals – Part 1

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We’ve talked to Hannelore Kolb, Learning Program Manager of Corporate Talent Management at Hager Group and Speexx Exchange speaker, to get her perspective on how an organization can successfully adapt a culture of learning through digital transformation; how L&D has changed in recent years; learning processes unique to Hager Group, like “change levers”; and what, in her view, learning and development professionals need to do to keep up with these fast-paced, ever-changing trends.

Aug22nd, 2019

Four Ways to Improve Communication for Virtual Teams

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With remote work becoming standard practice, team leaders need to rethink their communication strategies. Virtual teams tend to be culturally diverse and studies show they have the advantage of being more innovative and able to easily move quickly out of their comfort zone, but bringing them together to collaborate can be challenging.

Aug7th, 2019

How to Do It Right: Corporate Language Training in the Digital World

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Globalization and digital transformation are changing the way business works, and more organizations are upskilling their employees in order to keep up -  it’s simply not enough for teams to speak only one language. When a company limits itself to speaking only one language it is missing out on opportunities to develop new partnerships and secure new clients. Many companies are at different stages in their digital transformation journeys, and have questions about best practices when it comes to corporate language training in the digital world.

Jul21st, 2019

Why Soft Skills are at the Heart of the New Work Experience

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The world of work is changing. An increasingly challenging labor market with very low rates of unemployment has resulted in employees holding the balance of power in organizations. At the same time, while automation is creating new roles and new opportunities, there are many people who need to reskill in order to fill these roles. According to global HR and learning analyst Josh Bersin, it typically takes between 18 - 20 months to reskill people but companies are struggling to do this.

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