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What Are Multilingual Employees Worth To Your Business?

Mar 16, 2017

Finding the best offices to let Liverpool has to offer is only one step of getting a new business of the ground - but really, no matter where you are, it’s the people that will make your business a success or not. Of course, the best location and most professional office space is more likely to help attract the kind of team you need to make your venture a success.

Here’s a question for you - when recruiting for your staff members, is speaking a foreign language high on your list? If you’re an international company which has offices around the world, it may well be, but even if your business doesn’t require staff to speak a different language on a day-to-day basis, language skills still could be a valuable asset.

As you might imagine, having your team represent a wider section of multi-cultural society is great for getting different perspectives on important issues, however, according to an article published by Quartz, multilingual offices have a far greater benefit than just work culture.

With evidence from top company executives that multicultural offices increase innovation, Gabrielle Hogan-Brun argues in her article that the “structure of a language we speak influences the way we see the world around us” - meaning for teams with different languages, they can come together in a common language while drawing on the subconscious concepts that lies beneath.

With other evidence suggesting a multilingual brain is wired in a different way to a monolingual one, you really should consider pushing a language skill hire on the Wishlist for potential staff. 


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