Bilingual plants, is it really necessary
The United States has grown immensely in the last decade.More and more people are moving to America to look for and live the American dream.And as more people continue to immigrate to the United States, the more we are beginning to see the need for bilingual jobs.It doesn't matter where you live or work; more than likely you know someone who speaks another language.The manufacturing business is no different and many employers are wondering whether or not bilingual plants are in fact necessary.
English is of course the native language in the United States; however it is not the only spoken language.Eighteen percent of the American population speaks another language besides English; one in every 2 people in the United States in a survey taken in the 2003-2004 year was Hispanic.The chances of you working with someone who speaks a different language increases each day.That's why it is to any manufacturing plant's advantage to employ people that are bilingual.
There are several advantages to having a bilingual manufacturing plant.Let's take a look at a few of those reasons:
- Bilingual plants can keep you ahead of the competition.In this economy, it's important to keep your edge and perhaps even gain an advantage.With so many individuals in the United States speaking Spanish or another language you are at an advantage at hiring anyone that speaks two or more languages.You open up doors to other countries and companies looking to buy.
- Bilingual employees can help create a comfortable work atmosphere for those who may not speak more than one language.Employing bilingual employees can also help other employees who do not speak English better use their skills and allow them a more efficient way to communicate with others.Manufacturing plants that run more efficiently have a better chance at surviving.
- Every company wants more business right?The chances of you bringing in more business with bilingual employees increases as most consumers today are either bilingual or speak Spanish as their Native language.With bilingual employees you can truly cater to your consumers needs.You will be able to provide better communication and be able to help them find what they're really looking for.
- Language barriers become a big deal when you have a nation that speaks another language other than English as a large majority of the population.Business start to fun inefficiently when they come across language barriers so it is to your advantage to hire bilingual employees to increase productivity.
Bilingual plants may not yet be a necessity today, but as more and more individuals living in the United States speak English as a second language it will definitely become necessary to employee and run a bilingual manufacturing plant.Because there are so many different manufacturing plants out there it's difficult to stay on top of the competition and ahead in the game.You're giving yourself another advantage if you consider seriously at running a bilingual plant.You put yourself ahead of the competition and give yourself more opportunities for employment.