The Power of English Assessment

The Power of English Assessment


When English proficiency is a priority, English assessment is a necessity.

For multinational companies around the world, in nearly every industry, globalization is the key to growth. Companies must expand into new countries and attract new customers, if they want to stay competitive.

Communication is a critical aspect of business, and the language of business today is English. For the leading companies featured in this video, having an English-proficient workforce is no longer a luxury — it’s essential.  To ensure their English skills are as strong as their technical skills, these global companies share why English is so important to the success of their business and how English assessment is helping them with recruitment, promotion and placement.

Executives and employees reveal how English proficiency helps their business:

  • Expand globally
  • Enhance productivity
  • Streamline workflow
  • Improve efficiency
  • Retain employees
  • Increase profitability

An interview is no longer enough.

Some companies rely on a candidate’s interview for an accurate assessment of their English skills. It’s not until a person has been hired — or promoted — that their true proficiency is revealed. If an employee’s English is not up to company standards, it can impact their growth potential, as well as the company’s.

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, English assessments are helping companies worldwide make more informed, more confident decisions.

Special thanks to Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano, Institute for International Business Communication (IIBC), Up Language Consultants.



  • Tomoko Adachi
    Human Resources General Manager, Sony
  • Agatha Machado Alves
    Human Capital Manager, Aon
  • Francisco Camargo
    General Manager, Head of Citi Service Center, Costa Rica

  • Mauricio Chavarria
    Human Resources Manager, P&G
  • Marketing Manager
    Business Strategy Department, Olympus Corporation
  • Product Manager
    Marketing Department, Olympus Corporation
  • Ileana Rojas
    Strategic Operations Director, Intel
  • Thiago Panicacci
    Human Resources Director, Food and Beverage Industry
  • Daniel Rupinta Jr.
    Senior Vice President, Citi
  • Tsutomu Takahashi
    Chairman of KPMG in Japan
  • Osamu Yasuda
    Assistant Manager, Nissin
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