Work safely in a multi-lingual workplace

Overcoming language barriers

Do you work together with foreign-language speakers on-site?
Or do you work with:
- foreign-language employees?
- foreign clients, customers, or patients?
Then you know what it is like to work with the language barrier. Prevent accidents caused by miscommunication, and make sure you are ready for the future: the multilingual workplace.

Peppernuts at head office HEMA

Who sets the language in the workplace? At HEMA that is chairman Tjeerd Jegen. Since taking office last year, the offici...

Increasingly more language differences...

Working with a multilingual workforce is an - inevitable - part of the future. So if you don't prepare now, incidents and accidents caused by language differences are bound to happen. But they can be avoided. By being properly prepared, your business will be able to work safely and productive with workers who speak all kinds of different languages. Which means you can work with the best people with the right skills – without having to worry about the language barrier.

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10 things a company has to do to ensure safety at work in a multilingual workplace


Dictionaries can be found online, but how do you know whether the quality is good? The European Dictionary Portal offers a solution. Although for the word Helpie you still need to consult the Selfictionary.

Working with different languages

Find out what your business can do to break down the language barrier. For example: give proper training to bilingual employees so they can act as interpreters for colleagues. Want to know more?

Global-Work-Talk is an initiative of Jeannette Paul