The working language(s) of the workplace in the globalized world
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The working language(s) of the workplace in the globalized world
National companies rely on translation services or, at best, on their elites' language skills in English as the global lingua franca.
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John A. Wenke: Languages sure to test law against work bias - El Paso Times

John A. Wenke: Languages sure to test law against work bias - El Paso Times | The working language(s) of the workplace in the globalized world | Scoop.it
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John A. Wenke: Languages sure to test law against work bias El Paso Times Language is an equally sensitive topic in the workplace, where issues vary from "English-only" policies, to circumstances in which workers feel resentment...
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There are workplaces and workplaces. In an English-speaking country, is it work bias to accept that in some worplaces abiding by the English language code is important?

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Delphine Hope's curator insight, October 20, 2013 3:52 PM

La discrimination vers les langues minoritaires au travail.

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Covered California gears up to hire 500 workers - Sacramento Business Journal

Covered California gears up to hire 500 workers - Sacramento Business Journal | The working language(s) of the workplace in the globalized world | Scoop.it
Covered California gears up to hire 500 workers
Sacramento Business Journal
The state is looking for workers fluent in multiple languages, including Spanish, Cantonese and Vietnamese. Information ...
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Multiple language skills are a much-needed human capital in a multilingual environment, but proficiency in the global lingua franca is sine qua non.

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Languages Your Company Should Speak (But Has Never Heard) - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Languages Your Company Should Speak (But Has Never Heard) - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | The working language(s) of the workplace in the globalized world | Scoop.it
blogs.hbr.org (blog) Languages Your Company Should Speak (But Has Never Heard) blogs.hbr.org (blog) In his book, "The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel," Ostler examines the conditions that led other languages, like Latin, to...
Vlad Rassypninsky's insight:

Languages your company should speak, indeed, but not in the workplace, unless you don't mind ending up in your own mini-Babel.

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Delphine Hope's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:02 PM

Google's Endangered Language Project... charity or money-making strategy?