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Sharpen communication skills

According to recent research, employers and newcomers value language and communication skills completely differently. Whereas 95% of employers consider these skills to be very important, only 27% of newcomers do. This is a huge difference which points to a major disconnect between newcomers and employers.

According to the site, this research (from ALLIES, undertaken by R.A. Malatest and Associates and funded by the Government of Ontario,) “highlights the need to build more robust connections between employers and newcomers through programs that are sector/occupations specific.” In addition to the discrepancy in the importance of language skills, most employers are “unaware of the tools and resources available to help them attract global talent, yet 98% of those who used such supports found them useful.”

You can learn more by joining the webinar on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST where will be releasing the new report: Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions.

And please refer to our earlier blog about government funding for employee training. Now there is no excuse for not supporting your employees in their attempt to refine their English communication skills. Voice to Word Consulting can help point you in the right direction if you would like to apply for this funding and we can also provide the communications training you need for your foreign trained employees. Please feel free to contact us for further information.


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