GlobalEnglish Corporation, the leading provider of on-demand learning and support for business English communication, recently recognized Ms. Heyam Farrington of Emirates NBD for her dedication to increasing productivity and knowledge of employees through advanced business English communication skills. Farrington was presented with an award at GlobalExchanges EMEA, a symposium hosted by GlobalEnglish in Munich, Germany.
“We are delighted to honor the accomplishments of Heyam Farrington. Ms. Farrington has been a dedicated advocate for the employees of Emirates NBD encouraging them to master one of the most crucial global business skills of today and tomorrow - English,” said Mahesh Ram, Executive Vice President and member of the Office of the CEO at GlobalEnglish Corporation. “Ms Farrington is a remarkable credit to her profession and employer.”
Emirates NBD, headquartered in Dubai, is one of the largest and most culturally diverse employers in the UAE with over 7,000 employees representing 50 nationalities.
Farrington introduced the online Corporate Learning Service from GlobalEnglish to employees in 2006. Since that time more than 1000 learners have completed the GlobalEnglish program to date, making it one of the most successful programs in the Middle East. In 2008, the Emirates NBD Business English Blended Learning Program was the first Middle East company program to integrate into an accredited EAQUALS certified English program.
“Increasing our employees’ business English skills with GlobalEnglish was a fresh, exciting challenge to start at Emirates NBD,” said Farrington. “Our success simply shows the high level of personal attention we invest in of our workforce. GlobalEnglish was not only a new learning tool, but also a life experience for employees to become experts in global business communication.”
GlobalEnglish services are available to employees 24/7 with the flexibility to develop business English communication skills anywhere, anytime and productivity tools to apply skills on-the-job immediately.
As a result of offering GlobalEnglish’s on-demand services, Emirates Bank NBD is able to increase the number of employees trained each year by over 300% with no increase in cost. Emirates Bank NBD can now train 400 employees a year with more targeted results for the same amount it was spending to train only 90 employees in traditional classroom settings.
Farrington, a certified English teacher and former on-air interpreter for CNN, is now in high demand to speak at international conferences about her experience, knowledge and best practices for companies to improve the business English communication skills of their employees.
“GlobalEnglish works with progressive partners and clients committed to advancing global business through the power of effective communication,” said Ram. “It is estimated that by 2011 70% of the Global 1000 workforce will be non-native English speakers. The challenge is to put English language development programs in the hands of every global employee. Only innovative, on-demand technology can do that.”
GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning and support for business English communication for the world's top companies. The company offers a scalable, on-demand solution that helps employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace. For more information, please visit www.GlobalEnglish.com.