According to recent research, employers and newcomers value language and communication skills completely differently. Whereas 95% of employers consider these skills to be very important, only 27% of newcomers do. This is a huge difference which points to a major disconnect between newcomers and employers.
According to the site HireImmigrants.ca, research (from ALLIES, undertaken by R.A. Malatest and Associates and funded by the Government of Ontario,) “highlights the need to build more robust connections between employers and newcomers through programs that are sector/occupations specific.” In addition to the discrepancy in the importance of language skills, most employers are “unaware of the tools and resources available to help them attract global talent, yet 98% of those who used such supports found them useful.”
Read the report – Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions.
Voice to Word Consulting can help you with supporting your employees refine their communication skills. Contact us for more details.