Corporate English Lessons have always been important for conducting global business, but how has Covid affected the demand? According to World Health Organization (W.H.O), there have been 242 million cases of coronavirus since the onset in December 2019. Before the pandemic, online learning was already commonplace but when the pandemic swept the globe, all facets of the teaching industry were pushed online- on an unprecedented scale and pace. Fast forward to present-day 2021, many are left wondering whether Covid-19 has forever changed the landscape of how and where learning takes place.
Workers are leaving their jobs in search of better wages and benefits because they have finally had the chance to slow down, and re-evaluate what was/wasn't working. People are realizing that time, and spending it with loved ones, is far more valuable than time-and-a-half for overtime work. The world, including the workplace, has been forever altered by the pandemic.
According to Forbes magazine, the demand from people to learn a new language was only compounded by the pandemic. While stuck at home, millions of people turned to online learning for stimulation and personal growth. For businesses who offered language training online, employee satisfaction grew by 20% and it's not hard to see why. Learning a language is a transferable skill, and through historic unemployment rates seen during 2020, employers who offered corporate English training saw a noticeable increase in employee productivity as well.
Benefits of Offering Corporate English Lessons During Coronavirus Pandemic
To increase employee retention in 2021, global businesses should be focused on job satisfaction more than ever. Ensuring your employees have access to opportunities to advance in their careers is a great place to start. In fact, merely making workers aware of opportunities to acquire a transferable skill such as learning another language, can demonstrate to employees that there is potential for growth in their respective careers. Investing in employee development demonstrates your commitment to their future success as a business owner.
Developing a corporate language strategy is therefore an increasingly significant business decision as your company expands into new markets. Mutually beneficial for companies and their employees- developing a language strategy expands brand awareness, improves communication and allows companies the opportunity to improve employee retention rates. While simply implementing a corporate language strategy does not in and of itself guarantee any of the aforementioned, doing so can set your business up for success.
There are so many reasons why "The Great Resignation" is leaving offices abandoned that it would be futile to try and mention them all. Coronavirus taught everyone that nothing is guaranteed and really made us face our own mortality on a global scale. While quarantine took away so much, it offered time to the fortunate. Time with loved ones, time to slow down and time to focus on what truly mattered. Covid has taught us that adaptability is the key to success which looks like offering flexible working hours for parents, creating more location independent positions, regular wage increases like raises and bonuses, and providing opportunities for growth.
Corporate English training online can be a useful tool for the savvy business owner, for the international companies that need better communication and for the employees taking the classes. Offered in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Haitian Creole and Vietnamese, our highly engaging In-Person English classes and interactive English classes online with live native-speaking teachers are easy to access from wherever you are. We offer Real-Time Small Group and Private Lessons. Take our free Online ESL Placement Test or register for one of our upcoming online English Language courses.
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