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Why manufacturing plants need bilingual employees

The United States of America has and continues to grow immensely.It is a land of opportunity and a chance to live the American Dream for everyone.English being the native language, but most definitely not the only one.Eighteen percent of the United States population is comprised of individuals who speak another language besides English.One in every 2 people added to the nation's population (between the years 2003 and 2004) were Hispanic.It does not matter where you live, work, or play you will most likely run into people who speak another language.This is especially true when it comes to your work place.Your chance of working with, or for someone who does not speak English grows larger every day.As a business it is important to stay ahead of the competition; this is why manufacturing plants need bilingual employees.

With so many different manufacturing plants, it is important to keep your edge on the competition and perhaps even gain a bit of an advantage.With such a high percentage of the population speaking Spanish or another language you might think that all manufacturing plants have bilingual employees; but they do not.It is to your advantage to do this.Some of the errors that occur happen because there are misunderstandings or misinterpretations in the lines of communication.Someone usually is asked to do something but with language barriers there was a misinterpretation.Anything can happen from that whether it is big or small.Problems like this are less likely to happen when you have bilingual employees in your manufacturing plant.

Bilingual employees help to create a comfortable work atmosphere.We cater to our customer's right?And I am fairly certain that probably a quarter of them do not even speak English.So why should we not cater to our employees?Have you ever walked into the middle of a conversation and felt a little isolated and awkward?Imagine feeling that way all the time because you can not understand or communicate effectively with those around you.It is probably slightly overwhelming working in such an environment where you don't feel your skills are being put their best use because of a language barrier.Manufacturing plants need bilingual employees to help all employees feel comfortable and allow them to work at their best capable abilities.

In the manufacturing business the chances of you running into a customer that does not speak English is extremely high.You know where I am going with this don't you.Bilingual employees can help with speaking to and translating for the customer.Customer service is crucial because that is where the money comes from.Customers who feel they can communicate with the employees and the business are more likely to come back for your business.They are also likely to spread the word at how great the business is at catering to potential could be language problems which might in turn bring in more business for you.

Another benefit to your manufacturing plant having bilingual employees is that it can give you an advantage over the competition.Not every manufacturing plant has figured out that having bilingual employees can only benefit their business, so you would have one more thing that can help in production, assembly, and customer service.Often bilingual employees can help with customers that don't speak English instead of having to turn them away because no one can speak their language.You could lose a lot of customers this way.

All in all, I think it is safe to say that having bilingual employees in your manufacturing plant can only benefit your company and help increase productivity and capital.

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