GlobalEnglish Motivator™: the best way for your employees to get the most out of GlobalEnglish Edge™
No one wants to “crack the whip” and be the “bad guy.” Yet many times, that’s what has to happen to ensure your employees stay on track with their goals, especially when it comes to Business English programs. Well, our latest product release should offer you some relief! You can now leave the heavy lifting, the motivating and, most importantly, the results to us, thanks to the introduction of our newest service: GlobalEnglish Motivator.
GlobalEnglish Motivator helps you get the most out of your investment in our award-winning formal Business English learning platform, GlobalEnglish Edge™. The service pairs GlobalEnglish subscribers with a dedicated advisor who, over the course of 12 months, connects with them via emails and phone calls. The advisor works with the subscriber to increase their engagement and usage of GlobalEnglish Edge by providing regular guidance on:
- Orientation and on-boarding
- Goal setting and progress review
- Targeted GlobalEnglish Edge feature or activity recommendations
- Resolution of questions
Set up your employees for success by adding our new GlobalEnglish Motivator service to your purchase of GlobalEnglish Edge. Initial customer testing has shown that pairing GlobalEnglish Motivator with GlobalEnglish Edge ensures employees stay on track and reach their learning goals faster than simply relying on self-motivation. Plus, we’re offering a special introductory promotion right now for 15% off your purchase price.
Learn more about GlobalEnglish Motivator here.
And why collaboration is a key part of that
We recently dove into the concept of informal learning and the strategic need for companies to satisfy their employees’ desire for this kind of social learning by giving employees:
- Access to what they need to know when they need to know it
- The tools they need on demand and in context
- A way to collaborate around that useful content
We’re seeing forward-thinking companies already incorporating informal learning more and more into their standard employee development plans. And this shift in corporate training behavior is one companies would be wise to take note of. But if you’re still a little unsure about how to bring “informal learning” into the more traditional workplace or how to convince your colleagues that making an entry into the world of informal learning is indeed crucial, just bring up this key idea:
“If they can’t contribute, you can’t compete.”
This sentence boils things down to the root of the issue: Communication and collaboration are business imperatives, not luxuries, particularly in global business, where so much of the work being done happens virtually. Every day without clear collaboration is a day where business advantage is lost. That’s because global enterprises need to stay nimble if they want to stay competitive and gain market share. Global leaders need to respond rapidly and smartly to any competitive threats. But smart choices don’t come from top talent alone—they come from an entire workforce that is empowered to work together.
Enterprise Fluency™ ensures that your entire employee base can communicate and collaborate from the local level to the highest level, while contributing to global operations. And companies that recognize this and take steps to implement a global communications strategy focused on Enterprise Fluency will be richly rewarded: It’s the kind of ROI that is calculated in dollars as well as in employee engagement, innovation and loyalty.
According to a Reuters survey of 16,000 workers in 26 countries
It’s one thing when experts in the Business English field give you advice about how to strengthen your workforce in the face of globalization—and it’s another thing entirely when that workforce tells you itself.
A new poll conducted by Ipsos Global Public Affairs focuses on this blog’s common theme—the critical need for Business English in global business—by talking to the employees themselves. The poll surveyed 16,344 employed adults in 26 countries, and the results make some pretty bold statements about the state of our increasingly borderless business world.
…how will you manage?
“The workforce is changing rapidly—how will you manage?” That’s the million-dollar question posed in a new video we watched thanks to the Human Capital Institute. Produced by Kronos, an HR technology firm out of the U.K., it kicks off with some pretty bold facts and sizable numbers:
Why implementing a global communications strategy will support your bottom line
As part of its recent research into global organizations, Bersin & Associates discovered a “marked increase in the interest in globalization and growth,” says VP of Research David Mallon, “and it’s not limited to just companies you might consider global companies. Even small organizations are having to think and act like they’re global.”
Reporting on two small but encouraging efforts in the Philippines and India
It’s a stat that’s both exciting and daunting: According to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook published in April 2011, 70% of the world’s corporate growth is expected to come from emerging markets. That presents great opportunity, but also a great challenge: These emerging markets are filled with graduating students who are unprepared for work at multinational companies due to poor Business English skills.