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Ease Inclement Weather Concerns with Clear Policy

Before the next Polar Vortex strikes, human resource managers may want to review internal policy to ensure that employees are safe and business doesn’t come to a halt when the snowflakes start to fall or another extreme situation occurs. Below are four areas to consider in shaping corporate guidelines to deal with challenging weather. Record low temperatures this winter have led to cancellations at schools and businesses across the country. Management at companies that already had bad weather policies in place likely experienced far less stress about dealing with the storms than their counterparts who hadn’t planned ahead. Before the…

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A Week In Tweets – Top @RosettaStone Fan Tweets

It’s always great to hear from our customers and see them in action using their Rosetta Stone products. We especially love the quick notes, and now Vine shorts that we see streaming through our Twitter feed! Here are some of this week’s favorites!   Sal Masekela is back from Sochi and getting ready for the 2016 Brazil games! https://twitter.com/SalMasekela/status/436909899378069505   Hannah is feeling empowered. https://twitter.com/MissHMichal/status/436254544373096448   Monica is getting things done! ¿Cómo se dice, “Impressive!”? https://twitter.com/monicalraymond/status/435640824961830912   Always nice to see our learners in action!! Way to go Amirah! https://twitter.com/AmirahSamantha/status/436670549969076225   Thanks for sharing everyone! Feeling inspired? Check out Rosetta Stone…

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Are Flexible Workplaces Bad for Business?

One common incentive provided for staff is the opportunity to work remotely, particularly from the comfort of their own home. Is offering employees this kind of flexibility beneficial or detrimental to business, though? These days, it may seem in vogue for companies to make their workplaces as unique as possible. Between the increasing number of offices that have dismissed dress codes altogether and those that offer perks such as a constant supply of snacks or craft beer, the sky’s the limit in terms of attracting talent and keeping employees satisfied. One of the more common incentives provided for staff is…

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What Do You Want To Accomplish in 180 Days? Tell Us!

If you had 180 days to master a skill or conquer a seemingly unattainable goal, what would it be? The sky’s the limit! Some examples could be: Fly-fishing The tango Doing a handstand Or… learn a language You would be amazed at what you can accomplish in six months as long as you commit to it – with a little help from friends, and in the case of language learning, Rosetta Stone. Share Your 180 Days Resolution! Click here to tell us what you plan to accomplish in 180 Days. When you do you’ll be entered into a raffle to win…

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New Infographic on Preparing Students for the Global Age

As Americans, we have this vague sense that the world is changing around us and that we need to prepare our future generation, today’s students, for the business and industries that will meet them once they graduate. Can these changes be quantified? How prepared are our students for this New World Economy? The latest Rosetta Stone Infographic is entitled “Preparing Students for the Global Age” and answers those questions and much more about the world waiting for our students, what skills they currently lack compared to their international competition, and how they need to be prepared. For example, 20% of…

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A Deal For Every Shopping Style

Are you a bargain hunter? Shopping for deals online can take patience—clipping coupons, scouring the web for promotions or codes that will save you money on the things you really want —including deals on Rosetta Stone® products…well, it can be time-consuming. We get it. Here’s a tip: Get social with Rosetta Stone! You’ll get the latest offers and have a blast. We do more than just sell our products: we make language learning fun. From travel quizzes to tongue twisters, language jokes to linguistic trivia, there’s always something entertaining to find on our Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, and Twitter pages.…

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What American President Learned English as a Second Language?

Who was the only American president to learn English as a second language? What foreign language is the most popular among U.S. presidents? What commander-in-chief spoke Mandarin Chinese? Presidents’ Day can come and go without too much of a hullabaloo. But really – especially in regards to language and history – there’s a lot to be learned. In honor of Presidents’ Day, here are a few facts and figures about the presidents’ command of languages from outside our borders: Less than half of the presidents were proficient in speaking or writing a language other than English. Only one president, Martin Van…

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Why Customer Service Matters

A recent article from The New York Times shared some of people’s worst customer service experiences. Although the extreme nature of some instances may seem almost comedic, there’s nothing funny about losing business due to poor customer service. Rather, the feature highlighted reasons that companies should stress customer service training as one of the most important skills that any employee—from an entry-level worker to the CEO—can acquire and hone. What dilemmas have left callers reeling? According to the news source, a woman in Manhattan was dumbfounded when a customer service representative at her phone provider told her he was unable to…

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Valentine’s Day: Pet Names From Around the World

According to the Census Bureau, 21 percent of married-couple households in the U.S. have at least one foreign-born spouse. Are you set to join them in the near future? Did you fall for a beautiful girl in Tokyo or a gorgeous guy in Naples and you’re excited to take your friendship further? Congratulations! Now, how can you show your love that they mean the world to you? Get to know their culture and language of course! A good place to start is learning how to say, “I love you.” Once you have learned the basics like “I love you” or “I am…

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What’s Your Dream Romantic Destination?

If you and your loved one could steal away for a romantic getaway, where would it be? In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we would have a little fun – and tempt you with the idea of getting away with your sweetheart. We’re curious, where would you go? We’ve got a little bet going here at the Rosetta Stone offices and we’d like to see which of these nine dream getaways is going to take the lead. Click here to vote – and happy Valentine’s Day! Whisper sweet nothings to your love in a new language this year – download Rosetta Stone…

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