Upskill Your Workforce with Language

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In today's globalized world, the ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages has become increasingly important. In fact, many global organizations can argue that language learning is as important as employee onboarding. It’s no longer a “nice to have” but a “must have” as borders are eradicated through remote work. 

As a language company that’s been in business for over forty years, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impact of language learning on an individual's career prospects. This blog post will explore how language learning can lead to promotion and career advancement.

Your organization needs language learning as part of its employee retention and engagement strategy. Here’s why. 

1.    Enhanced communication skills. One of the most obvious benefits of learning a new language is communicating with a broader range of people. This is particularly important in a global business environment where colleagues, clients, and customers may speak different languages. By learning a new language, employees can improve their ability to communicate effectively with their peers and superiors, leading to increased productivity and better working relationships. This improved communication can also help employees build rapport with clients and customers, ultimately leading to new business opportunities. Nothing is more demoralizing than not having a human connection in the workplace. 

2.    Increased cultural awareness. Learning a new language also exposes employees to different cultures and ways of thinking. This increased cultural awareness can help employees better understand and relate to colleagues and clients from diverse backgrounds. This can be particularly important in multinational companies where employees may work with people from around the world. Culturally aware employees are better equipped to navigate cross-cultural communication challenges and are more likely to succeed in international assignments. Global LT’s language and cultural experiences are the perfect way to celebrate and appreciate global holidays and even business customs worldwide. 

3.    Competitive advantage. In today's job market, employers are looking for candidates who possess a diverse range of skills. Employees can set themselves apart from their peers by learning a new language and demonstrating their commitment to professional development. This can make them more attractive candidates for promotion and advancement within the company. Additionally, employees who speak multiple languages are often more valuable to the company as they can take on more diverse roles and responsibilities. Don’t wait until you have a client in a remote location before offering language as a benefit. Language learning doesn’t happen overnight! 

4.    Expanded business opportunities. Learning a new language can expand business opportunities for employees and the company. Employees are better positioned to work on international projects and pursue new business opportunities worldwide by speaking multiple languages. This can lead to increased revenue for the company and provide employees with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Global LT teaches over 100 languages – anywhere in the world. Virtual language tutoring means that your workforce can learn anywhere they are, at any time. We find the best teachers to help our students reach their goals, ranging from accent reduction to increased business language and everything in between. 

Language Learning is a Desirable Skill 

Language learning is a valuable skill that can lead to promotion and career advancement. By improving communication skills, increasing cultural awareness, gaining a competitive advantage, and creating new business opportunities, employees who learn a new language can position themselves for success in today's global business environment. Keep employees (and clients) happy and engaged with language learning. 

If you’re interested in learning more about how Global LT can help your organization learn a language, reach out. We’d love to show you how fun language learning can be. 

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