In an increasingly global marketplace, businesses with an international presence face communication challenges each and every day. These concerns run the gamut from individual communication between employees based in different countries to language barriers in collaborative efforts and clarity in the sharing of important, worldwide operational information. Competitiveness on the global scale is put at serious risk when there are barriers to effective communication and organizations lack a common business language, such as English, or fail to improve English proficiency.
Pearson English is here with new and improved Business Solutions to help companies not only build the necessary English skills in a just-in-time framework, but also allow them to monitor progress and success.
Developing key business skills with Skillshops
A strong grasp of English in the workplace makes it possible for staff members to develop the skill set that’s imperative for successful continued operations. Enhancing these communication techniques means better performance and a higher level of effectiveness at work.
The best solutions are delivered in the context of work and businesses need skilled workers to meet their operational goals. Business skills require not only language education, but context that suggests how and when to apply a process and how those outcomes are best communicated.
We are proud to introduce Skillshops by Pearson English: a new way to develop those key business skills and improve professional communication to the benefit of both the business and the employee.
Skillshops by Pearson English are designed around communication and management competencies tailored to the needs of busy professionals and delivered by experienced business trainers. Skillshops are intensive virtual workshops focused on the acquisition of the business skills and communication techniques required for continued global success for a business and enhanced effectiveness for individual staff members.
- Flexibility: The virtual classroom leverages the power of communications infrastructure and technology that enables flexibility and encourages group collaboration. Time commitments are reduced and travel costs are saved.
- Fast, measurable results: Skillshops provide the fast track for skill development, along with data and reporting through self assessments and needs analysis, goal setting, in-session feedback and session reports.
- “Learning by Doing”: Skillshops offer a strong focus on practical skills, adhering to the “learning by doing” philosophy. The classroom methodology is flipped, with an active learning approach in place that employees communicative and participative activities.
Learn more about Skillshops.
Empowering learners with One
One – the digital platform that enables talent to communicate, collaborate and operate in the world’s common language, English – is continuing to evolve. One empowers learners with the tools they need to successfully and professionally express themselves, and to develop their business skills in the context of work – quickly. Employees see the benefit in the work they do each and every day.
Focusing on outcomes that enable a common business culture, One by Pearson English keeps talent motivated by defining goals to achieve – and provides a reason to achieve them.
What’s new in One:
- Relevance: Business-specific content is customized to each learner’s role and ability level. This includes exclusive, exceptionally relevant content from our partners at The Financial Times.
- Collaboration: One offers a secure venue in which learners can work together on business projects.
- Productivity: Learners are provided increased access to language experts for quick, productive feedback, as well as everyday business tools and templates for faster, more effective work.
- Flexibility: One is accessible online and on demand, with content translated into 15 languages.
- Interactivity: Employees progress is placed in the fast lane with immediate feedback on communication skills.
Learn more about One.
Demonstrating success with One Dashboard
We know how important it is for companies to see a return on investment, which is why we created One Dashboard – the robust reporting tool for One that puts you in charge of your company’s success.
With live data that indicates the progress to each user and their administrator, One is instantly trackable, accountable and tuneable. You can decide who will get access to specific data. From seeing how employees are getting on with individual tasks to setting goals for whole teams and departments, One Dashboard allows businesses to quickly and easily monitor their progress and maximize their results.
One Dashboard delivers:
- Accountability: Effective measurement of all learners’ progress on the One platform is not only possible, but easy.
- Control: Administrators can identify and encourage learners based on their activity and performance.
- Ease: Helpful tools mean easy management of learner performance. These provide the information needed to make decisions about productivity and development.
Learn more about One Dashboard.
Navigating the global economy and maintaining and improving competitiveness is an absolute must for modern multinational enterprises. With the suite of powerful new releases from Pearson English, businesses have the tools they need to not only keep pace, but to create the best possible outcomes. English as a common business language is the foundation for success.