For anyone relocating to a new job in a new country it can be a very daunting and potentially life-changing experience. Ideally the process needs to be as smooth and easy as possible for the employee and their family.
Scottish craft beer business, BrewDog, have kicked off French language training for staff with a basic and intermediate understanding of French.
With a group of restaurants and bars in London and throughout the UK, Wahaca brings a real taste of Mexico to our UK shores. MasterChef winner Thomasina Miers co-founded the restaurant group and it was born from her love of fresh, honest Mexican street food and her desire to share the experience with anyone who cared to join her.
There are many traditions and cultural nuances present in China that differ widely from what we are used to in Britain. If you are doing business in China it is important to understand some of these differences before going so that you do not offend or become offended!
Approximately 24% of workers in the UK Hospitality and Tourism industry are non-British nationals. Here at CLT Ltd we realise the major role that excellent communication skills play in this industry and understand that businesses employing a large percentage of non-native English speakers may sometimes struggle with this.
With two transfer windows taking place in the year, many football clubs are buying new players whose English communication skills need some improvement. When players sign for a club outside their native country, they are immediately faced with a language barrier as they try to deal with media coverage, communications on (and off) the pitch and a new culture. In the short term, clubs provide translation services for players to deal with the media but this often doesn’t extend to communication with teammates and managers.
Over 23 years ago, Chrissie Rucker had a vision: to create a company that specialised in stylish, white homewares, combining the highest quality with affordable prices. What started as a 12-page mail-order brochure has grown into a multi-channel, international business. The White Company has over 50 stores in the UK with its Distribution Centre based in Swan Valley in Northampton.
Kristofer Forsmar from toAgree Scandinavia, Swedish based Global Sourcing and Supplier Development consultancy, contacted CLT to work on improving his business English skills.
The UK Working Lives report by the CIPD was released on 11 April. The CIPD surveyed approximately 6000 workers in the UK across different sectors focussing on 7 key dimensions of “job quality”. The survey results reveal what employers should be focussing on to enhance job quality and improve working lives.
Having the confidence to speak the language of your overseas colleagues and clients and being able to communicate effectively should be an essential part of your Organisation Strategy. The task of developing these language skills usually falls to HR or Learning & Development.