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The Future of International Business

25 mei 2023 door Language Partners
Are you prepared for the future of international business? As automation and changing demographics impact labor pools and access to markets, organisations worldwide should be up-to-date on European labor market trends. To combat smaller labor pools, both legislative incentives and educational support are explored to encourage immigration and integration into...
Intercultural Communication

Cultural norms and their influence on the business world

23 mei 2023 door Language Partners
Do you shake someone’s hand when you meet them? Hand-shaking is a common practice in the United States when meeting someone for the first time. Are you comfortable blowing your nose in public? Japanese culture does not appreciate public displays of mucus, thus blowing your nose is best saved for...

Celebrate EU Diversity Month 2023 with us!

10 mei 2023 door Andrea Kneppers
Companies and organisations across Europe are invited to shine a spotlight on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in society by organising events and activities throughout the European Diversity Month of May. We can help you and your organisation celebrate this year’s EU Diversity Month with...

Language and Intercultural Communication for a Multicultural Workplace: Key Themes and Customer Needs

13 april 2023 door Paul Van Zanten
As providers of language courses and intercultural communication training we at BBi Communication have clients from varying backgrounds, industries and organisations. Even with such variety, we see several themes that are consistent across organisational demographics. In this article, we’ll share our top-five pressure points which have led to many mutually-beneficial...

Cultural Confessions: Celebrate EU Diversity Month with us!

12 april 2023 door Andrea Kneppers
Cultural Confessions – Stories of navigating cultural diversity in the global business world Welcome to Cultural Confessions – an online global event (May 25th 10:00 – 11:00 am) that offers the unique opportunity to listen to and share personal stories about cultural differences in an international work environment. In today’s...

Debunking 7 common DEI criticisms

27 februari 2023 door Paul Van Zanten
Whenever something new is introduced, there are inevitably criticisms. DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusive culture) practices are no different. As this relatively new approach to people and culture management is adopted by more and more organisations, some criticisms and critiques have stood out. The following list offers answers to 7...

Vacature: Trainingscoördinator (32-40 uur)

22 februari 2023 door Andrea Kneppers
Bij Language Partners en zusterorganisatie Mazi-Inc hebben wij meer dan 50 jaar ervaring met trainingen op het gebied van taal, cultuur en diversiteit en inclusie. Eind 2022 zijn wij gefuseerd met BBi Communication, en deze fusie wordt het startpunt van een groot avontuur op het gebied van taal- en interculturele...

Herregistratie NRTO-keurmerk

30 januari 2023 door Language Partners
We zijn blij en trots te mogen melden dat we ook de komende vier jaar weer  het NRTO-keurmerk mogen dragen. Het NRTO-keurmerk is een onafhankelijke erkenning voor kwaliteit en professionaliteit in de opleidingenmarkt. Over het NRTO-keurmerk Het keurmerk wordt afgegeven door de Nederlandse Raad voor Training en Opleiding, de branchevereniging...

English words with Dutch origins

23 januari 2023 door Paul Van Zanten
Dutch influence can be seen in many places: from a Dutch-themed amusement park in Japan, to the creation of donuts and gin as well as in vocabulary and place names. In this article we’ll explore 10 commonly used English words, which come from the Dutch language. Bluff – Often used...

Webinar 16-2: Getting your point across in English

19 januari 2023 door Language Partners
Ideeën en informatie presenteren in het Engels Wie in een internationale omgeving werkt, ontkomt er niet aan: standpunten, ideeën of informatie overbrengen in het Engels. Dit kan zijn in de vorm van een presentatie of bijvoorbeeld als inbreng tijdens een vergadering. Presenteren is niet voor iedereen een tweede natuur, en...

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