There's a need for better language learning, and a strong case for it.
87% of business executives say their business relies on more than one critical languages. Those that invest in learning outperform the market by more than 45%. Learn how improvements in your language programs provide tangible business returns.
Making your talent global-ready is key to your organization's future. A big part of global readiness lies in language and cultural skills. Knowledge of another language and culture builds bridges to customers and colleagues, and studies show that the ability to connect delivers measurable business impact. Building effective language and cultural learning programs is not difficult, but first HR must uncover the need - which often remains hidden from plain view.
Virtually all growth in the U.S. Labor force in the next four decades is expected to come from immigrants and their children. With this growth comes the need for manufacturers to enable their workforce to communicate more effectively. In order to increase productivity and reduce safety incidents, manufacturers are implementing English language learning programs.
The top clients of enterprise language learning companies consist of global companies that recognize the value of multilingual employees. While companies understand the necessity of language learning, there is room for improvement in incorporating language learning into corporate culture. This report looks at what companies are doing in the realm of language learning, to understand what best-in-class organizations are doing, and to provide businesses aspiring to be truly successful on a global stage with strategies for incorporating language learning into their business model.
Forbes Insights and Rosetta Stone surveyed 214 executives around the globe to find out if and how companies are training their employees to speak and work in more languages and what impact that training has on both the employees and the company. In addition, the narrative is rounded out with in-depth interviews with executives and experts.
Time and resource allocation for language programs
has been shrinking while the need for multilingualism
only grows. It is critical that our students remain
competitive on the global playing field. As the
benefits of a multilingual society become clearer,
parents insist that language learning is important for
their children’s future success.
However, our current education system still lacks the
resources to provide all children the opportunity to
develop the skills that will prepare them to succeed in
an interconnected world. Global competence and
language skills are no longer just nice to have—they
For many companies, language barriers increase as business
globalization becomes the norm rather than the exception.
Perhaps a call center agent cannot handle customer contact
in an unfamiliar language. Or a manager travels to a face-toface
meeting only to sit across a conference table from clients
wanting to speak in their own native language. Even within
your organization, teams across global geographies must
collaborate to achieve collective goals, but language barriers
often stand in their way.
Meanwhile, HR leaders are tasked with recruiting and
retaining top talent and L&D managers must align programs
with business goals. Each of these scenarios and areas of
responsibility have something in common: A clear need for
company-sponsored training to develop employees’ language
proficiency so they can engage successfully with colleagues
and customers anywhere.
Thousands of learners were surveyed about the impact of
language training with Rosetta Stone® business solutions.1
Why do leading US companies invest in foreign language training programs for their employees? A global consulting company surveyed nearly 500 senior and upper-management business professionals in a variety of functional roles to find out how language skills impact their business.
Forbes Insights surveyed senior executives at leading US companies to learn how language abilities impact individual and organizational success. The results indicate that corporate leaders see multilingual employees and language-training programs as critical ingredients to success in the global economy.
In this informational webinar, we focus on identifying funding streams for K-12 ELL and world language programs. Hear perspectives and insights on funding streams in K-12 education from funding expert David DeSchryver, Senior Vice President of Education Policy at Whiteboard Advisors.
The new federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), creates new opportunities to secure funding for language programming. Funding is available, but the strategies to secure the money must be carefully measured. Taking a strategic approach to this opportunity is critical.
Download the whitepaper to read more about the funding sources that should play into your strategies.
By 2030, nearly one in five members of the workforce will be an immigrant.
How can we ensure that this population, so vital to maintaining a strong competitive US workforce, will gain the English-language skills necessary for job success? Adult ELL programs in high school districts and community colleges offer the most effective learning paths for non-native English speakers seeking to level the playing field.
Robot programmers frequently find it challenging to deliver material handling, arc welding, spot welding, or drill and riveting programs that work with certainty on the first run. Because robot programming is not part of the design phase, they are forced to implement fixes and workarounds on the shop floor. Costs escalate as production cycles expand and changes are made without knowledge of the shop floor impacts.
DELMIA Robotics on the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers high quality, collision-free programs in the native robot language with no need for intervention on the shop floor. In the virtual world, programmers and designers work in concert to create the most productive tooling operations and robot cycle times. Programming can move ahead independently without interrupting production, and robot programs perform predictably the first time. Costs of programming and production are significantly reduced, and products move to market more quickly.
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