As an internationally-educated professional, you already have excellent qualifications and technical skills.
Have you ever:
- Received a negative performance review or confusing feedback about your performance
- Not spoken up in meetings because you are unsure of your communication skills
- Had a conflict with a co-worker due to a misunderstanding
- Been asked to rewrite memos or business documents several times
- Given a presentation and felt people did not really understand you
- Felt uncomfortable starting or maintaining a casual conversation with co-workers or supervisors
- Been ‘passed over’ for a promotion although your technical qualifications met or exceeded requirements
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, Improve Your Workplace English (IYWE) can help you Learn more here.
Are you a line manager or company owner with an internationally-trained employee who is technically skilled and yet:
- His/her spoken and/or written English is not easily understood, leaving co-workers and other frustrated
- S/he does not speak up or share information in meetings due to limited communication skills or work-culture issues
- You need to assign someone to proofread and correct the employee’s emails, memos and reports to make them more concise, clearer and more accurate
- S/he has trouble relating to others in informal and formal situations
As a result, this employee remains working at a technical level and is not promoted to management or ‘client-facing’ roles.
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Are you a Human Resources professional or someone in a support function who has ever encountered any of the following:
- A line manager has asked you for help with an internationally-educated professional (IEP) employee who is not “promotable” due to poor communication skills
- Gender or other conflicts between an “IEP” and his/her co-workers or supervisors (for example, refusal of co-workers to work with the employee due to communication or work-culture issues)
- An internationally-trained employee who is frequently absent or late
- High staff turnover in one department (for example, due to conflicts with an “IEP”
As a result, this employee is not fulfilling his/her potential. IYWE can help you by Learn more here.