With the number of highly educated, foreign-born workers in the labor force increasing rapidly, hiring foreign nationals has become not just advantageous, but necessary to compete in the global economy.
According to a 2006 National Science Foundation survey, foreign-born students accounted for:
A major challenge for organizations is ensuring their workforce can adapt and thrive in such a diverse environment. Incorporating accent reduction and comprehension into your employee orientation programs helps accelerate the integration process; this gives all members of your team the tools they need to understand and communicate efficiently. Your team will spend less time on basic training and correcting misunderstandings. Instead, they’ll focus their resources on creating value for your organization.
Our accent reduction and comprehension programs have also been successful in reducing employee turnover by fostering a stronger team environment. ARI's programs remove accent barriers and help employees collaborate more effectively, ultimately increasing employee engagement, job satisfaction and productivity.
"I was also very much impressed with her continued help after the training sessions were over. I approached her recently asking whether she would have time to help me with pronunciation of some words, and she was more than willing to give me very helpful feedback."