BDO case study

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Boosting retention with language learning

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BDO partnered with Hult EF Corporate Education to implement a strategic English training program for their employees, a key pillar in their talent retention strategy. Through a combination of face-to-face and online language training programs, employees have been developing their language skills to reach BDO’s strategic business goals.

BDO case study

Creating a unifying global culture of excellence

BDO is an international network of public accounting, tax, and advisory firms, and the fifth largest accounting firm in the world. With more than 111,000 people working in 1,800+ offices in 164 countries worldwide, BDO’s global reach enables it to comprehensively advise businesses on trading and expanding internationally to enable great changes across their organizations.

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“We consider Hult EF the best player in the market. We were presented with high-level digital tools, skills, teachers, and efficient organization, and we especially appreciated receiving feedback. Clients never feel alone with Hult EF.”

Lelio Bigogno, Partner HR Leader, BDO

The Challenge

BDO wanted to improve talent retention by upskilling employees through a comprehensive English training program to create competitive advantage within the organization.

We worked closely with BDO to conduct a language needs assessment using a survey and English test to gauge current proficiency levels and decide on a tailored language learning solution to fit the organization’s goals.

In this case study, we explore how a flexible and adaptable English training program improved employee confidence and resilience when navigating business challenges, and enhanced organization-wide knowledge sharing.

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Equipping employees with languages skills that go beyond the workplace

Our impact

Participants reported a great user experience with the learning platform, and enjoyed the global classroom setting that enabled them to interact with other learners, practise their English language skills, and share industry-specific knowledge. Learners felt the program equipped them with sufficient skills to pursue English language-based personal interests outside of the workplace, and they also felt the program improved their confidence and resilience when faced with business challenges in their roles at BDO.

A rich learning experience

A flexible and easy to navigate learning platform, and a global classroom setting made for a rich, collaborative learning experience.

Language skills that go beyond BDO

Participants felt the English language skills they learned went beyond their professional world to enhance their personal lives and interests.

A rich learning experience

A flexible and easy to navigate learning platform, and a global classroom setting made for a rich, collaborative learning experience.

Language skills that go beyond BDO

Participants felt the English language skills they learned went beyond their professional world to enhance their personal lives and interests.

See our work in action

We have helped more than 3,000 organizations, from large multinational companies, to governments, to public sector businesses, to charities. Our capacity to deliver customized programs at scale makes us the provider of choice for global businesses and governments.

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