Rosetta Stone: New Research Report Finds that Language Training Improves Job
Performance, Boosts Employee Morale
New Research Report Finds that Language Training
Improves Job Performance, Boosts Employee Morale
86% of workers report that adoption of Rosetta Stone language-learning
solutions drives results in the workplace
June 23, 2014, Arlington, VA - Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), the leading
provider of education technology and language-learning solutions, today
announced the results of a new survey of a cross-section of the company's
12,000 global enterprise customers. The Rosetta Stone Business Employee Use
Insights Survey--released during this week's Society of Human Resource
Management 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Florida--finds that
both employees and companies benefit enormously from language training
programs in the workplace.
The Rosetta Stone Business Employee Use Insights Survey reveals that nine in
10 employees believe language training is relevant to their job duties, and
86% report a direct, positive impact on their job performance. As illustrated
in the charts below, surveyed employees also report an increase in job
satisfaction and loyalty due to their companies' investment in their
professional development. Based on the results of the survey, the languages
studied most frequently in the marketplace are English, Spanish, Japanese, and
Language Training Improves Employee Performance
Results of the survey show that employees find that learning a new language
improves their performance at work and helps them serve customers more
effectively. Eight in 10 employees report that gaining proficiency in a second
language makes them more productive overall, and increases their confidence in
communicating with those necessary to perform their job functions.
Additionally, 72 percent of employees report that as a result of their
training with Rosetta Stone, they are able to accomplish tasks in less time
than it took them before they started training. Fully two-thirds of employees
say they are capable of serving a larger range of customers because of the
Rosetta Stone program.
Language Training Boosts Morale and Improves Retention
Those surveyed feel their company has taken an interest in their development
by providing language training, which has in turn improved their future job
prospects, and given them an opportunity for career advancement.
As a result, 89 percent of workers feel more positively toward their current
employer and 84 percent feel engaged at work. Importantly, over 70 percent of
respondents say they are more likely to stay with their employer as a result
of being provided an opportunity to build lifelong language skills with
Rosetta Stone will participate in the Society of Human Resource Management
2014 Annual Conference & Exposition on June 22-25 in Orlando, where it will
introduce the Rosetta Stone^® Language Learning Suite, a new portfolio of
products built specifically for enterprise clients. Company representatives
will be on hand to share information about all of its Enterprise & Education
solutions at booth #1147.
The Rosetta Stone^® Language Learning Suite provides complete language
solutions for beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners in both English
and World Languages, administrator tools for tracking and reporting, as well
as full client implementation and learner support services. For over 20 years,
Rosetta Stone has served more than 12,000 businesses with millions of users
worldwide to address critical language and communications challenges such as
market expansion, workforce development, workforce safety, productivity and
collaboration, customer service, diversity and inclusion, global mobility, and
About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing the way the world
learns. The company's innovative technology-driven language, reading and
brain-fitness solutions are used by thousands of schools, businesses,
government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Founded
in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate
language learning. Today the company offers courses in 30 languages, from the
most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less
prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). Since 2013, Rosetta Stone
has expanded beyond language and deeper into education-technology with its
acquisitions of Livemocha, Lexia Learning, Vivity Labs, and Tell Me More.
Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA, and has offices around the world.
For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com/business.
"Rosetta Stone" is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd.
in the United States and other countries.
Head of Global Communications
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Source: Rosetta Stone via Globenewswire
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