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3 Advantages of Hiring a Bilingual Candidate

Having bilingual employees in the workforce can only bring benefits to the company. Studies have shown that bilingual people are good at multitasking and have excellent communication skills. Any company looking to expand or to have global reach should have at least 5 bilingual employees on their payroll. The most common language combination nowadays is English/Spanish. However, Chinese, German and French are languages also being sought after by recruiters. So if you are a job seeker, start looking for the best language school in your neighborhood, and if you are a recruiter or a company owner and you are not yet convinced bilinguals will eventually rule the world, here is a small list of the advantages of hiring bilingual candidates:

  1. International reach.
    Bilingual employees not only know how to speak the language, but, in most cases, they also have knowledgeabout their native country’s culture, which is always an advantage when dealing with international clients.
  1. Translation made easy.
    Having a bilingual employee makes using localization services a breeze. The staff member could be in charge of proof reading the translation of the content of the website and can assess the localization process. He or she can also adapt the information for what is more suitable in the different regions.
  1. Multitasking.
    A recent study showed that bilinguals can switch between tasks a lot quicker than people who know only one language. Researchers found that people who spoke several languages could process information faster and more efficiently than monolinguals.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to hire a whole lot of bilingual employees! Make sure to use a bilingual recruiter who can test their skills and that will be able to make a decision based on the candidate’s skills. Languages are the future, what do you have to lose?

Your job search starts in Indonesia.

Oswaldo Contreras NEUVOO
Strategic Alliance Coordinator

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How to Keep Your Employees Motivated in the Workplace

One of the most important things in running a good business is to keep your employees happy, making them feel they are truly a key part of the business. Employees at all levels already know that no one is indispensable, however, true leaders don’t show or tell their employees that they can easily be replaced. Remember most employees are likely to reflect and show how they feel about their jobs or company in the way they treat their clients and even their coworkers.

Employee incentives are designed to reward their performance in the workplace; they highlight individuals that work hard and get the job done in an outstanding manner. Here are few tips any company can use to keep their staff motivated:

  • Show appreciation: It should be the starting point; appreciation can be shown verbally, letting your employees know that if the business is doing great, it was because of their hard work, and that they could benefit from that accordingly.
  • Offer special bonuses or rewards:this isthe most commonly used incentive by companies and it works most of the time. However, not many companies are willing to increase the rewards once their employees keep achieving the established goals, since what they do is only raise the goal, most likely creating some type of discomfort for the employee.
  • Time rewards also count: Sometimes lessis more. Companies can use time as an incentive based on performance, giving a paid half-day or a day off is definitely a good incentive that everyone can appreciate and work hard to achieve.
  • Reward great ideas: Listen to your employees and reward their ideas.They usually have a better insight on what truly is going on in a business and on how they can improve it, so make sure you listen.
  • Have a casual day: Working in a corporate environment can be tiring, especially on Fridays. Allow your employees to dress casually on these days to make them feel more relaxed, so they can feel the weekend has already arrived.
  • Be creative: Many things might come to mind regarding incentives. Try to use some type of entertainment to reward your employees, such as rewarding their efforts with restaurant gift cards, subscriptions to some type of software, etc.

Don’t let that daily work routine bring your employees down; change it up a bit and everybody will definitely appreciate it. Always remember that when you use incentives, try not to only raise the goals, but the rewards as well, or otherwise,you can drive away your best employees.

Give your employees new challenges and tasks to grow professionally and create new opportunities for them to excel and keep on rewarding them from what they do.

Your job search starts in Indonesia.

Oswaldo Contreras / NEUVOO
Strategic Alliance Coordinator

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