Learnship, the business language learning solution provider, announced the launch of Sprint Business Skills HR today. The fast-paced, online learning solution helps HR professionals acquire relevant English vocabulary to communicate better at work.
With constantly evolving challenges ranging from foreign sourcing to employee retention and employer branding, HR professionals know they need excellent communication skills in English. But learning a foreign language can take years of hard work.
“Business goes much faster than that. This is why we developed Sprint: to allow professionals to increase their business English skills in a matter of weeks and make an immediate difference in the workplace,” said Robert Szabo, Vice President of Learning Sciences, Learnship. “As a company working closely with HR professionals for over ten years, we have received more and more requests for specific Business English support on HR topics. Vocabulary related to career development. Employment conditions. Employee wellness, too.”
As its name suggests, Sprint Business Skills HR revolves around Human Resources stakes. Learnship’s professional writers dived into authoritative material, researching the current and future HR trends, to develop an intensive five-week course where learners focus on topics that matter to them, such as hybrid working, staff turnover, pay and benefits, and appraisals.
Each week, learners take on new indispensable vocabulary through self-paced digital modules and spend a full hour practicing authentic scenarios, such as job interviews or board meetings to discuss employment conditions, with a professional trainer until they become fluent. Everything happens online – which also means the trainers are recruited based on their expertise and field of competence only, regardless of their location.
“Our goal has always been to empower trainers rather than replace them. By blending digital modules and trainer-led sessions, we optimize the training budget and give more time for trainer-led practice and extensive feedback. And as the digital and trainer-led content complement each other consistently across five weeks, learners can truly feel their progress over time.”
Features of Sprint Business Skills HR at launch include:
- An initial placement test to assess the learner’s proficiency
- A five-week program, available from A2 to C1 levels, focusing on HR content
- One hour a week of self-paced digital learning content
- Five weekly 60-min sessions with an expert trainer
- Unlimited access to additional tools, such as email templates, a news feed, and a culture center that can be used directly on the job.
“We developed Sprint Business Skills HR as part of a bigger project we call Precision Learning: we target the challenges of a position, a department, or an industry and create customized content that addresses these specific needs. We currently offer 16 courses covering various topics ranging from logistics to negotiations, working in remote teams, and HR – with many more to come over the next months”
Learnship is a leading provider of online language learning solutions. They help enterprises succeed in global markets by breaking down cross-cultural communications barriers
Founded in 2008 in Cologne, Germany, more than 2,000 businesses worldwide depend on Learnship to boost employee development, improve global collaboration, and increase business impact, including IBM, NTT Data, Mars, and Salesforce.