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At Speexx, we are more than 130 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.

Jan22nd, 2019

Making Soft Skills Learning More User-Centric Through Digital Transformation

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Employability is key in a fast-changing world. In the workplace, learners are motivated to keep their skills up-to-date so that they don't fall behind. If companies are to retain their best performing employees, it is vital to offer the best learning and development opportunities. And, there's also a growing awareness within the workforce of the need to be able to demonstrate soft skills, such as leadership, negotiation, and language and communication skills, in order to drive career progression.

Jan17th, 2019

Retaining Top Talent by Supporting Mental Health and Wellness at Work

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Did you know that poor mental health and work-related stress now accounts for over half of absences in the workplace? Last year in the UK alone, 15.4 million working days were lost due to conditions associated with poor mental health and wellness. More days are now lost at work to poor state of well-being than any other illness or injury, which has resulted in costs of up to $1 trillion in lost productivity for the global economy.

Jan8th, 2019

Preparing your learning strategy for Gen Z

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The fascination with Millennials is over. It’s time for organizations to turn their attention to a new generation entering the work force – Generation Z, also known as Gen Z.  According to Monster, this cohort will account for 20% of the global workforce by 2020.

Dec21st, 2018

Three Trends Making Modern Learning Cultures A Business Necessity

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We've arrived at a new economy. Just as the Industrial Revolution fundamentally changed how business was done, the digital transformation is doing the same. But in this new era, an organization's biggest advantage is not its technology. In fact, contrary to dystopian suggestions that artificial intelligence and machine learning will leave humans out in the cold, the forces shifting today’s business landscape call for an even greater focus on human skills.

Dec17th, 2018

25 Questions HR Should Ask When Assessing Training Needs

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We all know that learning and development (L&D) is integral to organizational health—helping employees to learn and grow is a strategic move that can push a company ahead of its competitors. But workplace training isn’t as easy as it seems; if they want to implement change, HR professionals need to fully understand the needs of their organization and employees before assessing training needs.

Dec12th, 2018

The State of L&D in Digital Transformation

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Each year in December, the HR and L&D community come together in Berlin for a day filled with learning, networking and peer exchange at Speexx Exchange. This year, over 150 HR and L&D professionals joined us to exchange best practices, explore trends and current benchmark reports, and, above all, discuss the challenges for L&D in digital transformation and how the community is tackling them here and now.

Nov16th, 2018

Design Thinking in Language Learning

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Learning may often take place in a classroom full of people (or an office full of colleagues), but the truth is, it’s personal—especially when it comes to learning a new language. And unfortunately, it hasn’t always been easy for HR and learning and development (L&D) professionals to create unique, customizable experiences for employees.

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