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Trends in global business communication and their implications for global companies

Human Capital Media Group

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Whether you’re in Boston, Beijing, Dubai or Delhi, Business English is critical to success in global business. It’s the global language of business, yet 70% of global workers are estimated to be non-native English speakers. So ask yourself, are you providing enough support to ensure that 100% of your employees can effectively work in English? Or might poor English be a barrier at your company, preventing many of your employees from becoming high-performing—and profitable—members of your workforce?

A new survey of more than 25,000 global employees confirms that workers consider Business English skills essential for career advancement and are craving significant skills improvement. The survey reveals that:

  • The average Business English skill level of a global employee is insufficient compared to job requirements—which translates into workers who are unable to meet the performance demands of today’s global economy
  • 4 out of 5 global workers say they need to use English in the workplace on a weekly basis
  • 9 in 10 say they need to improve their skills within the next two years
  • More than 90% say English skills are important or required to get a promotion
  • Industries with the lowest Business English proficiency levels have gotten worse since last year

Attend this webinar to:

  • Discover the surprising results of the latest Business English competency benchmark for global companies
  • Learn about the implications of poor Business English on your business, industry and country
  • Get actionable ideas to break through the English barrier and improve the Business English skills of your workforce immediately

Together these insights will help you successfully break the Business English barrier at your company by maximizing your existing investments in L&D programs and your people.


John Heyman
Director, Content Development and Delivery
Unisys University


Tom Kahl


Tom Kahl has more than 20 years of senior management experience with leading technology and education companies.

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