Trends in Global Business Communication and Their Implications for Global Companies
We’re excited to share the results of our third annual Business English Index (BEI)—the benchmark of Business English competency in the workplace—during a Webinar hosted by Chief Learning Officer magazine on 23 April at 9:00 a.m. PT/5:00 p.m. GMT.
These powerful findings from a survey of 137,000 global employees in 78 countries confirm that Business English proficiency is an absolute necessity in an increasingly global and connected world. Specifically, the research shows:
- A widening performance gap: Industries and countries that make Business English a priority are leaving their peers behind, as only 30% of workers have an intermediate or higher level of Business English competency.
- Business English adoption is inevitable: Global companies continue to embrace and invest in English, as evidenced by a 14% increase in proficiency year over year.
- A global sense of urgency: English skills are viewed as essential for career advancement, as 91% of workers report that English is required or important for their job.
We invite you to explore these results during our Webinar on 23 April. The broadcast will also feature Capgemini Italy Human Resources Director Alessandra Miata and Unisys University Director of Content Development & Delivery John Heyman. Both Capgemini Italy and Unisys have deployed robust Business English development programs to equip their employees and their companies with the skills they need to succeed in today’s borderless world.
Register for the webinar here.
Attend our webinar on 7 March 4:00pm CET/7:00am PST
How tightly integrated are your learning programs with your performance management strategies? Performance is now the hottest HR component as you vie to employ the best talent and push your employees to maintain razor sharp skills and knowledge.
But when’s the last time you reevaluated your approach to performance management? In next month’s webinar, we’ll provide you the tools you need to ensure your programs integrate the key success strategies, tactics and measures that generate real results for the world’s top companies.
Today’s business world is increasingly complex, increasingly virtual and increasingly requires proficient English skills—and companies are struggling to find the right learning solution.
Though experts are unanimous in saying that most real workplace learning takes place on the job, many companies still insist on enrolling employees in traditional training programs—taking employees out of their work environment and sending them to classrooms.
There’s undeniable value in classroom training, but the expense, lack of relevancy, rigidness of scheduling, and absence of consistent quality and success metrics are leading today’s business leaders to turn to blended learning—and they’re using technology to enable this approach.
A mix of self-paced online learning software and instructor-led sessions, blended learning can be a tremendous boon for companies. It offers maximum scale and flexibility, provides a more personalized learner-centric pedagogy, and eliminates much of the underutilization of software programs, all while retaining the face-to-face aspects of teacher-led instruction that many cherish.
Still not convinced that blended learning is the right solution for your company’s formal learning needs? Join us for this free, 45-minute webinar, and:
- Learn how to easily apply different blended learning programs designed to support your global workforce’s diverse needs
- Review real-world examples of how some of the world’s top companies have solved key challenges with Business English blended learning solutions
- Get practical tips and your questions answered by recognized experts in the field
Become your company’s hero. Solve your top challenges today with an approach that works. Your employees will thank you.
See why top companies are 113 times more efficient, flexible and profitable
Tomorrow at 12:00 noon ET/17:00 GMT, Bersin & Associates’ VP of Research, David Mallon, and GlobalEnglish’s CEO, Mahesh Ram, will introduce the Enterprise Fluency™ Maturity Model designed by Bersin & Associates. Register now for the webinar.
GlobalEnglish hosts a conversation with Bersin & Associates’ Vice President of Research David Mallon
Join us on March 29 at 12:00 ET/17:00 GMT for a conversation with Bersin & Associates’ Vice President of Research David Mallon and GlobalEnglish’s CEO Mahesh Ram. They will introduce the new Enterprise Fluency™ Maturity Model designed by Bersin & Associates, which shows that ineffective global communication in English causes serious problems—from poor productivity to slow time to market to sharply reduced profits.
How CLOs can keep up with the increasing rate of change
Life is speeding up and change has become the rule rather than the exception. It is said that one of our minutes is like one of our parents’ hours and one of our grandparents’ days. Although the rate of change varies across business areas, the trend is clear: It is accelerating.
Increasing Complexity: Why CLOs need to support change and develop continuous learning in complex environments
For a number of years, work in developed economies has been changing rapidly. A McKinsey report some years ago (“The Next Revolution in Interactions” in the McKinsey Quarterly, 2005, Number 4) described this situation: “[M]ore problem solvers are needed with fewer doers in their ranks.” In other words, more complex and interactive jobs requiring decision-making skills are being created as the number of transactional jobs decreases.