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Championing business agility through better workforce communication – new Speexx white paper

Insights from 250 organisations across five continents, representing more than 2 million employees to help HR and L&D Managers make better decisions

Munich - Wednesday, 5th February 2014 - Speexx, the award-winning provider of online corporate language training, has released a new white paper for the talent management sector. "Championing business agility through better workforce communication" sets the agenda for HR and L&D professionals and shows how communication skills can be instrumental in improving workforce agility.

The Speexx white paper explores the key HR factors driving business agility this year, as well as the barriers to improving workforce communication skills. It also highlights how better communication across borders will increase overall organisational productivity and profitability. Based on the annual Speexx Exchange 2013-14 Survey, an audit which captured feedback from 250 global HR managers, L&D professionals, the report includes key talent management findings offers practical guidelines for HR and L&D Managers.

According to the white paper, there is increasing recognition of the need for flexible learning solutions. 90 percent of respondents currently provide some form of e-learning and 43 percent have it embedded across the entire organisation. Furthermore, the study highlights six specific areas where enterprises may also benefit directly from better communication: increased collaboration across borders (cited by 43 percent); quicker time to decision (41 percent); enhanced competitive advantage (39 percent); improved customer service quality (38 percent); reduced internal conflict (33 percent) and cost savings (23 percent).

Jörg Koberling, Founder and CEO of Speexx, comments, "Given the increasing trend towards cross-border collaboration, effective communication is now one of the key opportunities for organisations worldwide. The main incentive for businesses is the fact that strong communication skills will lead to enhanced employability and agility. Being able to adapt and evolve will not only ensure a competitive edge, but also create a stronger internal talent management pool."

To download the free white paper, visit speexx.com/whitepaper.

To learn more, connect with Speexx on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

About Speexx
Speexx helps large organisations everywhere to drive productivity by empowering employee communication skills across borders. Speexx offers an award-winning range of cloud-based online language learning solutions for Business English, Spanish, German, Italian and French with ongoing support in 13 languages. Speexx is easy to use and scales to the needs of users and training managers in organisations of any size. The Speexx branded Perfect Blend integrates online business communication skills training, mobile and social learning, expert coaches located throughout the world and personalised live online activities into one fully standardised, globally consistent learning experience. More than 7 million users in 1,500 organisations - including Ericsson, ArcelorMittal, UNHCR and Credit Suisse - use Speexx to learn a language smarter and deliver results on time. Speexx was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Munich, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Sao Paulo and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.speexx.com.

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Speexx
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Technology PR
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