In global, multicultural organisations, simply expecting all employees to speak one common language, such as English, marginalises the potential impact of international talent and leaves monolingual staff ill-equipped to help the organisation compete effectively in a globalised environment.
In global, multicultural organizations, simply expecting all employees to speak one common language, such as English, marginalizes the potential impact of international talent and leaves monolingual staff ill-equipped to help the organization compete effectively in a globalized environment.
In an increasingly global economy, U.S. companies will perform better by hiring individuals who can communicate in foreign languages and helping current employees develop language skills. Forbes Insights, in conjunction with Rosetta Stone, surveyed more than 100 executives at large U.S. businesses (annual revenues of more than $500 million) and found that language barriers have a broad and pervasive impact on business operations. The survey found that foreign language skills will be even more vital in the future and that language abilities can help executives advance their careers, speed overseas expansion, and boost corporate—as well as personal—success.
The Business English Index was launched to track the competency across companies, industries and geographies in business communications using English. To read more about the metrics and BEI score across countries and industries, read this whitepaper
Because English is the default language of global business, success depends on employees who can communicate and collaborate effectively in this common language. In fact, new research from the CEB shows that as much as 50% of successful performance now depends on collaboration (up from 20% ten years ago), making this a more urgent issue. However, most employees (93%) working in multinational companies do not have sufficient English skills to adequately perform their jobs. Read the white paper and learn how to build the business case for launching an enterprise-wide Business English development program to increase your company¹s productivity and profits.
As more organizations engage in global business, English has become critical to their success. Research shows that 92% of global employees say that English is required to do their jobs, yet only 7% think their Business English is strong enough for work in global business. Read the white paper now to learn how you can improve your employees' Business English skills so that your organization can achieve its operational and financial goals.
English is the language of business in today's global economy, which both simplifies and complicates your business: For example, most (up to 70%) Forbes Global 2000 employees aren't native English speakers, and as few as 7% say they have the Business English skills required to do their jobs effectively. Read the Buyer's Guide to see how you can provide the training your employees need to develop ready-to-use Business English skills and how GlobalEnglish can help.
The global economy grows more interdependent and interconnected by the day, and recent research by GlobalEnglish, the leading provider of on-demand Business English communication software to the world's top companies, affirms the trend. Two recent groundbreaking studies - the 2013 Business English Index (BEI) and the Globalization of English (GOE) report - confirm the primacy of Business English as the de facto language of business. Download this report to learn how BEI allows corporate leaders to benchmark their workforce's skills against peers and competitors.
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