Spanish isn’t just for holidays (employee development)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 27 June 2008




Harrison, N. (2008), "Spanish isn’t just for holidays (employee development)", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22 No. 4.



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Spanish isn’t just for holidays (employee development)

Article Type: Abstracts From: Development and Learning in Organizations, Volume 22, Issue 4

Harrison N.Human Resources, February 2008, Start page: 44, No. of pages: 1

Purpose - Describes how offering employees the opportunity to develop skills that are seemingly unrelated to their work can benefit the organization. Design/methodology/approach - profiles Tequila, an international marketing and advertising firm, that is offering its employees the opportunity to learn Spanish while at work. Identifies the advantages that the firm gains from this. Briefly gives the opinions of the firm’s human resource director and an employee of the value of the scheme. Findings - highlights the firm’s view that the language lessons are helping employees to develop their learning skills as well as increasing the engagement and loyalty to the firm. Originality/value - profiles an innovative approach to employee development. ISSN: 0964-8380 Reference: 37AF601

Keywords: Employee development, Languages, Learning, Training

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