More than two thirds of the Global 1000 workforce speaks a native language other than English according to the World Trade Organization, yet more and more corporations are adopting English as their corporate language. This means businesses are at considerable risk for misunderstandings that can lead to losses of time and money.
To ensure optimal collaboration, productivity, and ultimately, profitability, more and more organizations are investing in English language learning (ELL) programs for their employees.
A January 2014 study by global research consultancy Illuminas actually revealed that 77% of corporate leaders estimate investing in English language training for their foreign language-speaking employees improves profitability by 25%.
View this infographic for a clear picture of how investing in ELL programs impacts the bottom line.