A recent study - “The Future of Jobs” - from The World Economic Forum (WEF), reveals that over half the global workforce will require significant up-skilling and re-skilling by 2024. This is unsurprising, given the rapid rate of technological and business change. Yet, viewing these findings alongside Harvard Business Publishing’s “2018 State of Leadership Development” report – which found that 80% of both L&D and business leaders believe organisations need more innovation in their approach to talent development.
Speexx recently enjoyed a Masterclass Webinar hosted by Cambridge Assessment English’s Global Product Strategy Manager, Ian Cawley. The topic was learner motivation – specifically, how organizations can better motivate their employees to learn new skills, such as foreign languages.
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.
HR thought-leaders from across the world came together for a day of inspiration dedicated to discussing digital transformation and the human factor. Through best practice examples as well as reality check sessions throughout the day, we looked at how to challenge and overcome the barriers L&D still faces and what is it we need to do today to prepare for 2018?
On December 5th, another edition of Speexx Exchange will take place in Berlin. Laura Overton, who has been hosting Speexx Exchange since 2011, has observed a strong evolution in the quality of the discussions.
In the past few years, the world and especially Europe has been facing a dire refugees crisis. In 2015 alone, more than one million people sought refuge in Germany. In 2016 and 2017, German authorities and non-profit organizations have made considerable efforts to house and process a large number of asylum seekers.
Humanitarians work tirelessly to provide hope, resources, and relief in some of the direst natural disasters and conflicts around the globe. Very few receive ongoing professional development and training either because they cannot afford it or because the classes take place in locations not accessible from the field.
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.
For the 6th consecutive year, the reality check on eLearning and L&D practices Speexx Exchange took place on November 30 Berlin, at the Intercontinental Hotel. HR thought leader and Speexx Exchange keynote speaker Laura Overton - CEO of Towards Maturity inaugurated the day.
Supporting your employees in learning a second language equips them with the skills they need to thrive in a global market. It will enable your workforce to enter new markets and effectively interact with potential clients and colleagues.