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Keep Employees Engaged To Maximize Performance

Engagement is an important goal that managers and HR professionals should shoot for on both sides of the customer service counter. More than just a way to attract and retain clients and customers, engagement is an important part of what keeps your workforce motivated and efficient. As an employer, it’s important to keep an eye on your workplace’s overall level of engagement. You should understand the factors that can keep your employees plugged in and engaged, as well as what can result in the opposite. The engaged workplace The American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) conducted surveys of companies to better pin down how to qualify the notion of…

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Top 10 Things to Pack in Your Suitcase

Preparing for a trip is terribly exciting! You’ve bought your plane tickets, made hotel and restaurant reservations, and done your research about your destinations—and now it’s time to pack those belongings that’ll be taking the trek with you. In the heat of packing, though, you may not be sure what essential items you should bring. Here are the Top 10 things Rosetta Stone staffers recommend that every traveler bring on their journeys. Read the Full Transcript 10. Host or Hostess Gift. Planning to stay in someone’s home? Thank your hosts for their hospitality with something they can’t get at…

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Globalization Leads To Changes In How HR Operates Effectively

The rapid globalization and expansion across international borders that has seen recent growth has had a noticeable impact on the way many companies handle their training, management and other personnel issues. One area that is primed to see some of the biggest operating changes in the wake of globalization is HR. Offices across many countries means dealing with a workforce from a variety of backgrounds. Different cultural considerations, not to mention time zones, may potentially come into play. In the coming years, company HR departments will need to adopt new strategies and technologies in order to stay as effective as…

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Can Technology Facilitate MSL for LD Language Students?

Learning a foreign language can be especially challenging for students who have difficulty reading, writing, listening, or speaking their native language. These difficulties can stem from a range of disabilities, from autism to dysgraphia, and present students with an extra set of challenges in their pursuit of foreign-language mastery—in a traditional classroom, that is. Creative Approaches One key to improved outcomes is systematic multisensory structured language (MSL). If instructors teach language systematically by utilizing visual, aural, tactile, and kinetic activities to reinforce content, LD students can thrive. Color-coding to help with memorizing gendered words and pairing movements with vocabulary are…

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MGSD Promoting Student Success Through Language Instruction

Rosetta Stone announced that it will provide the Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) with foreign language-learning modules for 3,000 students in its five elementary and intermediate schools. The language program will debut in September and offer Spanish and French initially. Rosetta Stone has been working with MGSD to develop a foundation of early language. Structured according to grade level, the independent study language instruction will be incorporated into the school day, with every student receiving daily instruction cumulating in a minimum of one hour of weekly instruction supervised by a proctor. Teachers will have the option to incorporate additional exposure…

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Fostering Trust Between Employees And Management

When it comes to maintaining the bridge between employers and employees in the workplace, trust is the resource that is being leveraged by more and more HR professionals. As workplaces evolve, HR professionals find that authoritarian methods of encouraging positive business communication skills between upper levels and front line staff fall short. Many supervisors have instead determined that the key to opening effective communication channels in the office lies not with draconian management policies, but instead with creating and propagating a workplace centered on mutual trust between executives and the workforce. How to foster trust Trust in the workplace is a product of mutual respect between administration and employees. Displaying respect for workers sends the…

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Know How to Give Employees What They Want With Perks And Benefits

In a market crawling with young and highly trained new talent, it’s a veritable playground for hiring managers when it comes to recruiting and staffing. But with so many companies vying for the same pool of applicants, HR professionals find themselves faced with the challenge of standing out to prospective candidates. While there are obvious draws such as salary and title, many job seekers, especially in the younger millennial demographic, are motivated as much or more by other factors when it comes to finding a corporate home. Perks are becoming more relevant in a big way, and companies that offer their employees avenues to explore personal and community…

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The World’s Most Delicious Desserts

Who’s got a sweet tooth? Cuisines of the world have forever offered up sweets as part of our diverse diets. Our palates have been enticed by the confections and creations of master chefs and moms alike. From breakfast treats to fifth-course sweets, this list of the world’s most delicious desserts will most assuredly whet your appetite. Read the Full Transcript French Macarons. Available in a kaleidoscope of colors, and traditional and contemporary flavors Churros. Exalted doughnuts found at fairs and on breakfast tables Sachertorte. A princely cake born of an apprentice’s skill Kheer. An austere dish made from humble…

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How To Battle Workplace Stress With Mindfulness

As companies grow and expand, employees and managers find themselves with more tasks accumulating in the workplace. Though technology has seen several important advancements in task management in recent years, the majority of workers and even executives are finding their multitasking capabilities taxed like never before. While you may not be able to reduce the amount of work you and your employees have to handle, it is possible to help reduce multitasking stress and refocus staff by putting an emphasis on encouraging mindfulness. Workplace focus is coming under fire One of the biggest challenges creeping into workplaces today is increased…

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The Future of #EdTech in Language Learning

If you already follow or use the “edtech” hashtag, then you know dozens of tweets on the topic pour in every few minutes. We at Rosetta Stone thought we’d share one of our favorite recent #edtech articles about the near future, as well as where we think educational technology may take language learning. Times Higher Education brings us an overview of an exciting report about 12 technologies and tech implementation methods that we can expect to see coming out of Australia (and beyond) in the coming months and years. In the coming six to twenty-four months, we can look for…

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