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OPEN DOOR TO ENGLISH

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…AND THE HUMAN VOICE?

This is a short audio track that I discovered, and quite enjoyed. A gentleman not voicing his opinion, moreover he is sharing an anecdote which shows his opinion.

The title? What has happened to the human voice?

Before listening… what do you think the man will address with his story?

Before you read or listen, think about just that: What HAS happened with the human voice? How would you apply this to your job?

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IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH A 75% OF THE TIME ON THE PLATFORM

IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH A 75% OF THE TIME ON THE PLATFORM

The sentence dealing with the amount of time connected to the learning platform has been published.

I’ll begin with the news: IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH A 75% OF THE TIME ON THE PLATFORM. Now for my explanation…

Those who don’t know what I’m speaking about: It’s possible to solicit the return of the amount paid for a training course if certain prerequisites are adhered to. You may find more information by following this link on our web.

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Embarassed?

Embarassed?

This is something I love to write about… you see, I think it’s quite Spanish!  But, are you letting this sentiment get in the way of progressing in your career?  Are you letting it impede you from practicing your English? How about in your relationships… does it get in your way?

A little bit of anything, or, better said, not too much of anything… is probably good.  I mean… avoid extremes, right?

Read on to see the original article and the suggested homework.

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S.O.A.R. (Situation, Obstacle, Action, Results) – as a guideline.

Are you often in situations when you find yourself either speaking too much or, perhaps, not enough?  When do you usually figure it out, a few hours later, or while you are actually in the situation?

This may be more of a stress factor when you are communicating in a different language, so I find it is quite useful to practice with a guideline.

You can use if for preparing a meeting, interview, telephone conversations. Basically, any situation in which you are expected to give a briefing on behavioural issues.

Let’s go through an example for an interview.

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OPEN DOOR TO ENGLISH

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Does being photogenic have anything to do with the profile pics people post? I mean, if you think you are not photogenic, you make more classic mistakes while posing or planning?

How often have you seen someone hiding behind a hand, or only showing an eye in a close-up, or with their head tilted, or, or, or…

Does it have to do with lack of self-confidence when one does not use a great picture?

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OPEN DOOR TO ENGLISH-Work ethics to overcome

OPEN DOOR TO ENGLISH-Work ethics to overcome

This is under two minutes, but stop and listen to this gentleman speaking. I always try and find something for the blog that is “authentic”, for you to listen, watch, or read something that is suitable not only for the topic at hand, but also, for language learning. I think this man, from the Unites States, speaking about his job situation in the past (interview in the 70’s) is a unique example of what I want in this blog.

So… this is very short, but lovely.

 

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Just do it, has done it again

I’ve heard quite a bit of discussion over this campaign. What do you think? Is the controversy worth it? Do you think that people burning up their trainers is a good thing?

I couldn’t help but noticing the controversy that Nike hiring Colin Kaepernick has stirred up. Myself, I try not to get into conversations to do with politics or religion, I prefer to avoid possible confrontation.

 

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OPEN DOOR TO ENGLISH

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The suggested additional activity that you may send to: empresas@metodoelingua.es

This is a follow up article, well, rather a list of useful terms for Human Resource Departments.

Suggested work:

  • Read through and let me know if you have any questions, basically. Do you find these terms helpful?

HR VOCAB, straight from the HR Trend Institute (PART TWO)

These are some of the phrases that you may expect in the article:

  • HR automation
  • HR Technology
  • HRIS
  • HRMS
  • Mindset
  • Onboarding
  • Offboarding
  • Stand alone solution
  • Talent Acquisition

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Suggested work:

  • Would this management strategy work in your establishment? Why or why not?  Do you see this appropriate only for large companies, or on the contrary, better for small companies?   I’d love to see your thoughts, and any questions of use of the vocabulary!
  • Note, this is directly from the Harvard Business Review, so the vocabulary and spelling is American.  Can you tell which words I’m referring to?

Give Your Team the Freedom to Do the Work They Think Matters Most

Since at least the time of Frederick Taylor, the father of “scientific management,” control has been central to corporate organization: Control of costs, of prices, of investment and—not least—of people.

Control, even a perception of it, can be comforting. Moreover, it feels like what a manager should be doing: Setting targets, monitoring adherence to procedures, directing, shaping the future of the business. Control feels essential—especially if you are the boss.

Freedom for the people? Is it possible to let the employees think for themselves?

OPEN DOOR TO ENGLISH

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  • This is a straight-out vocabulary list. do you employ any of these terms in your daily activity? If you wanted to delve into things, you could write me a sentence for each word or expression, and we can check if you are using it properly.
  • Do you have an opinion about the use of anything? If you have something to comment about, send me the comments to correct!

Whatever works for you 🙂

From my experience it is hard to exchange visions or brainstorm about the future when certain nouns and verbs are being used incorrectly. Sometimes they are not even known at all. Yet we all talk HR. So, based on trending HR articles I made a dictionary of 60 words that possibly cross your path when you are rethinking your HR. It might help understand each other.

Agile HR

Designing HR to support and organization that works according to agile methodologies. Designing the people practices to support agile ways and methodologies of working, the agile organization model and the agile cycles. … We can use Scrum, Kanban, Lean Startup or SAFe as a philosophy and methodology. (Source: Peoplegeeks)

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Remember that Open Door to English is a section dedicated to thinking and participating in original text English articles – from a learning perspective

Remember that Open Door to English is a section dedicated to thinking and participating in original text English articles – from a learning perspective

Elingua and Gref offer the opportunity to participate on a different level – with subjects of your interest. So please, feel free to send us suggestions! empresas@metodoelingua.es

Viral Topics to Comment

Welcome! This seems like a fitting video to commence our season of the course of 2018-2019. With such a title, you may have doubts as to my reasoning. Well, Patricia is speaking about exactly what I find myself saying quite often. She is commenting on the fact that English for so many is an obstacle. Of course, she is saying so much more.

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Tell the Truth About Performance

Tell the Truth About Performance

Many years ago we eliminated formal reviews. We had held them for a while but came to realize they didn’t make sense—they were too ritualistic and too infrequent. So we asked managers and employees to have conversations about performance as an organic part of their work. In many functions—sales, engineering, product development—it’s fairly obvious how well people are doing. (As companies develop better analytics to measure performance, this becomes even truer.) Building a bureaucracy and elaborate rituals around measuring performance usually doesn’t improve it.

 

Traditional corporate performance reviews are driven largely by fear of litigation. The theory is that if you want to get rid of someone, you need a paper trail documenting a history of poor achievement. At many companies, low performers are placed on “Performance Improvement Plans.” I detest PIPs. I think they’re fundamentally dishonest: They never accomplish what their name implies.

 

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Everybody has an ongoing say vs. PIPs

Everybody has an ongoing say vs. PIPs

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How does your annual review change your working habits?

This is the thought behind this article, and NETFLIX set out to save time and uncomfortable situations.  I think they did it, and it makes sense.

How Netflix reinvented HR, bit by bit. PART TWO.

 

LA CLASE DE INGLÉS. Una gentileza de eLingua

LA CLASE DE INGLÉS. Una gentileza de eLingua

News for the Sector

An Honour Policy for Time-off? Really?

Food for thought:

  1. Would you consider this to be a reasonable policy to put forth in your company?
  2. Have you heard of any other company doing this?

With this article, you will find interesting vocabulary for HR, as a chance to COMMENT BELOW!!

How Netflix reinvented HR, bit by bit. PART TWO.

With these two overarching principles in mind, we shaped our approach to talent using the five tenets below.

Hire, Reward, and Tolerate Only Fully Formed Adults

Over the years we learned that if we asked people to rely on logic and common sense instead of on formal policies, most of the time we would get better results, and at lower cost. If you’re careful to hire people who will put the company’s interests first, who understand and support the desire for a high-performance workplace, 97% of your employees will do the right thing. Most companies spend endless time and money writing and enforcing HR policies to deal with problems the other 3% might cause. Instead, we tried really hard to not hire those people, and we let them go if it turned out we’d made a hiring mistake.

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The Continuous HR Puzzle – How Netflix Reinvented HR – bit by bit. Part 1.

This article is huge, and it’s from 2014! I believe that there are so many excellent points here that we can take it on in small parts… Mini topics for mini-discussions.

…People find the Netflix approach to talent and culture compelling for a few reasons. … In this article I’ll go beyond the bullet points to describe five ideas that have defined the way Netflix attracts, retains, and manages talent. But first I’ll share two conversations I had with early employees, both of which helped shape our overall philosophy….

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Elingua Exercise

Elingua Exercise

In this section you will have the opportunity to answer some questions (quiz format) that give you the results at the end.

Previous to the quiz you should watch the corresponding short video.

SHORT VIDEO

Nueva sección: Open door to english.

Nueva sección: Open door to english.

Os presentamos la primera entrega de esta nueva sección con la que queremos abrirte una puerta al inglés.

Elingua, expertos en la formación elearning de idiomas, nos incluirá una serie de artículos, videos y entrevistas que esperemos que nos ayuden a mejorar nuestro inglés. Os animamos a estar al corriente de la sección, no os ocupará más de tres minutos de vuestro tiempo.

VÍDEO ELINGUA

The goal of this section is to encourage you to enjoy English, and to begin learning English ASAP (as soon as possible). Count on a weekly supply of either original articles, interviews, participation in commentary, or learning exercises to accompany existing (viral) material from external sources. We hope that the common factor for the material will be that you like it.

Viral account for the day

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Viral account for the day:

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I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article! Perhaps it may come as a bit of a sting, as the culture in North America is a bit different than here. Let me know – let’s make this an ongoing dialogue! I’ll be looking for questions on vocabulary, meaning – use, and of course – OPINION! So here goes the open question: If you were the judge – what would your verdict be.