Interpreting for company meetings

Why Conference Interpreters Need Background Information?

Some event and meeting planners have experience working with conference interpreters. Others have none. Nevertheless, there is always a first time. Although securing an interpreting team in the correct language pair is important, it is equally vital that the team be familiar with the subject material. Why does that matter? First, how many words are …

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Why should a company invest in language classes?

Why should a company invest in language classes? Recently, I conducted Spanish language safety class with a group of workers.  I have been providing regular safety training with this company for a while now. The employees are eager to learn, and I have come to know many of them. There hasn’t been a lot of …

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Interpreting for mandatory training?

Every company has a certain amount of federally- or state-mandated required training. For example, the following is a list of subjects that OSHA® requires company to cover annually. The list is not exhaustive. Occupational Noise Exposure 1910.95 for employees in a hearing conservation program. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 1910.120 for employees that could …

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Interpreting for development training

A positive company culture and safety environment are not always easy to accomplish. The larger the company, the more diverse the workforce, the greater the potential exists for difficulties arise. This is especially the case when you also add an immigrant workforce with the language barrier. All these different backgrounds and cultures often create a …

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Interpreting for Technical Training

Just as newer technologies continue to replace older technologies, employees must continue to receive updated technical training. Technical skills training is a necessary component of continuing education if employees are to keep abreast with the changes and perform their duties correctly. Even highly skilled employees with many years of experience need additional training from time …

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Conference Interpreting Solutions for Company Orientations

Company orientations are one of the most common types of employee training. It introduces employees to the company and shares its method of operation and its core values. This formally welcomes newly hired employees. Typically, this happens the first week on the job. This training usually applies to most or all company departments and roles. …

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Alfonso Interpreting Logo on NASCAR #DSC500

Many of you know the Dollar Shave Club. I order shaving supplies along with shampoo, soaps, and other items! I like their products, they are value-priced, and they arrive conveniently at my home. This year, DSC ran a promotion to put 500 business logos from its loyal customers on Matt Tifft’s @NASCAR_Xfinity race car. My …

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Sexual Harassment & Interpreting

Sexual harassment is a very big issue on the minds of most people this year. The list of Hollywood power players accused of harassment or abuse is immense, perhaps only outdone by the list of politicians. What makes the story all the more interesting is that fact that more and more women have mustered the …

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Interpreting for Company Meetings

Do you have a substantial number of Spanish-speaking workers? Is your workforce composed of a variety of languages and cultures? Are you struggling to lower injuries and improve safety culture? Does your HR department have trouble transmitting important information to immigrant employees?     Challenge Many great companies enjoy a wonderful reputation and offer amazing …

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