Intel’s secret to seamless teamwork and collaboration: English.
Today, being a global company means having team members spread all over the world—resulting in the need for a single corporate language. For Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, adopting English as its official language of communication has helped connect its diverse employee population and further the company’s success.
An employer of 100,000 people in 63 countries, Intel values its diversity as it adds unique perspectives and richness to its corporate culture. However, a workforce with varied native languages can pose unique challenges. Intel has learned firsthand that English has the power to establish a unified team—connecting the company’s processes, knowledge and people.
As Intel looks to the future, it views English as an important asset. That’s why, to continue to build strong international teams, Intel invests in English training for current and prospective employees. Intel believes this investment can open up a world of opportunity for both the employee and the company.
For Intel, English is essential to its corporate culture and bottom line:
- A shared language unifies a diverse employee population—helping to connect processes, knowledge and people.
- English training helps create strong international teams.
- A single corporate language accelerates communication and productivity so employees can share work seamlessly without confusion or delay.
Special thanks to Karla Bianco, Patricia Chico Escarre and Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano.
- Ileana Rojas
Strategic Operations Director
- Melania Escalante
People Manager for Information Technology
- Isaac Araya
Explore the Impact of English Proficiency on Global Business
In today’s global marketplace, English is the universal language of business. In our exclusive whitepaper, 66% of companies reported that the lack of an English-proficient workforce posed a challenge for global expansion. Alternatively, 94% of companies with adequate English proficiency have found that English has made them more competitive globally. Putting English proficiency first drives global growth and leads to business success in new markets.
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.
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