HR doesn’t always have the best reputation. From laughable caricatures to flippant memes, human resources departments can be the target of often undeserved workplace lampooning. However, companies with excellent HR departments are defying—and changing—this outdated reputation.
There is little doubt that companies benefit from having multilingual employees. Staff members who know a second language can provide basic translation services. Sales and customer service representatives tend to enjoy better rapport and success in the market if they speak the native language of the people they’re contacting.
Speexx is the only learning content provider included in the elite of "The 2017 Corporate eLearning industry Movers and Shakers List" published by eLearning Industry and Bob Little. The "Movers and Shakers" list is published yearly, since 2009, and includes the most influential people in the eLearning industry.
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.
The 70:20:10 training and development blend can help accelerate learning to support a changing business. As technology and the internet revolutionize every sector, organizations are having to respond by releasing new versions of products and services much more regularly to meet customer demand and compete in the marketplace.
The need for better employee engagement and productivity has become pressing in an international marketplace. Forward-thinking organisations are responding to this by structuring themselves in a more responsive and flexible way. In this video for the HRDIRECTOR, Armin Hopp, Founder and President of Speexx looks at the rise of a virtual team and how HR professionals can support them.
No matter how large or small an organization, whether it works online or offline, its employees will have to deal with a different culture or language at some point. This could be colleagues from abroad who haven’t fully mastered the local language yet, as well as partners, suppliers or customers in another country. Such encounters can be highly rewarding as they offer insights into a different culture and perspective.
If you work in a large, global organization, especially within the European Union, you will likely be required to communicate and work alongside colleagues in different regions. Multilingual employees have the ability to communicate effectively across international borders, making them prime candidates for promotion over their monolingual colleagues.
Speexx has been awarded for the 6th consecutive time by the Wolddidac Association for innovative learning solutions.
Transforming learning is the number one priority for delivering business impact, according to a survey unveiled this month by global research and benchmarking organisation, Towards Maturity. This reflects Speexx’s findings from its latest annual Exchange survey, carried out in December 2.