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4 benefits of English training for staff

There are many benefits to providing English training to your British and foreign staff. In these uncertain times, English Training could become a key focus for many HR and L&D teams. Employees are at the heart of our businesses and we must work hard to retain them.
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You may be affected by the government’s proposed new Immigration plans. Read about the benefits of English training to see if it is something you should be undertaking this year.

Government Immigration Plans

New government post-Brexit Immigration plans have been unveiled and it means that a lot of UK companies could be facing staffing uncertainties. If the plans are passed, companies employing “low-skilled” workers may struggle from the 31st December 2020 to find new immigrant workers to fill their roles. Areas of high employment of foreign workers include warehousing, hospitality, care, health and construction. According to The Guardian, Confederation of British Industry Director General, Carolyn Fairbairn, warned that in “some sectors, firms would be left wondering how they would recruit the people needed to run their businesses”. We are being told that these companies should invest in and reassure their current staff. Moreover, foreign workers currently living and working in the UK can still apply for settled status which will allow them to remain in the UK. For more information please see the Government’s website.

What are the benefits of providing English training?

  1. Improved communication – English training can be tailored to your needs so that your staff communicate better with colleagues and customers. But not only that, they will become more confident and improve relationships in the workplace.
  2. Reduced mistakes – an increased level of English will lead to overall better understanding, leading to a reduction in mistakes. Workers will also feel more confident to report errors or to flag up concerns.
  3. Increased staff retention – your workers are more likely to stay with your company if they feel supported and invested in. Moreover, by improving the English skills of your staff, you will give them the opportunity to be promoted within the company.
  4. Increased applications for jobs – English training is a valuable staff benefit that should be shouted from the rooftops. Firstly, it makes good business sense to want to improve the English skills of your staff. In addition, your staff will feel valued and they will have a skill that will help them in their career and in their personal life.

What does English training involve?

Course design

At CLT Ltd, we will discuss your requirements with you and then design a course to meet your objectives. Our training courses suit delegates of all English levels from Beginner to Advanced. We can incorporate as much sector-specific and job-specific content as required. For example, if you are in the hospitality industry we can focus on improving verbal communication skills in their daily job role. In addition, we can incorporate your company materials into the training such as H&S manuals and training manuals. Read more about our English for Hospitality training here. We can also focus on the English skills of British staff. For example, business writing skills for writing emails and reports. Our training is flexible and when other areas for improvement appear during the training we can work on them too.

Our training courses

Depending on your requirements, you can choose to have 1-2-1 or a group training course (up to 15 people) and intensive or weekly sessions. We also provide online language training if you are unable to attend regular sessions in one location. In addition, we offer Accent Reduction training for both British and foreign delegates. And it’s not just English, we can deliver training in over 20 different languages.

Location

Our highly-experienced tutors will come to your place of work on a day and time agreed with you for your convenience.

Read about our English training here.

Contact us today to discuss your needs.

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