Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Recruitment is responsible for many a company finding the ideal employees for a job. As globalisation continues to be a workforce factor, there are many considerations that companies need to bear in mind. One is the growing need for multi-lingual employees.
This is a very important niche in the staffing world. There are growing opportunities available, from formal translation departments that must be fully staffed to having translators who work in-house in order to cope with the needs of non-English speaking customers.
Finding qualified multi-lingual employees involves several factors. For example, many people may fluently speak another language but might not read or write it. Most people who provide translation services and know several languages will have one, other than English, that they feel most comfortable working with.
Proficiency in more than one language is a valuable asset in the business world. A company that has several employees who are at least bilingual will be able to expand their business to several other countries. The importance of multilingualism in the business world continues to grow on a daily basis.
Generally speaking, more companies are welcoming multi-lingual recruits. Several UK and US firms, for example, have operations in countries where English is not the primary, or even a dominant, language. A common example that is given is how an office employee in a South American company may need to know Portuguese in addition to Spanish and English. As the worldwide economy recovers, the demand for multi-lingual employees is expected to rise.