Human Resource English

Learn the most common phrasal verbs used in Human Resources in English: ‘close down’ = to shut We have closed down the small local branches and created bigger regional offices. The factory closed down in the 1970’s because it was too expensive to produce here. ‘fight against’ = to make an effort to stop something happening All … Read more

Human Resources – video

TRANSCRIPT Welcome to part 8 of our business planning series – Human resources. The management and personnel area of your plan will review staff functions, job descriptions, policies, workforce planning and training. Recruiting the right staff can be an expensive exercise and one you can’t afford to get wrong. Finding the right staff requires you … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Working Hours 2

Working hours 2 Learn more of the vocabulary to talk about working hours in English: part-time = to work a part of the day or week When I was a student, I had a part-time job in a bar. We are looking for a part-time receptionist to work mornings. to be punctual = to start or arrive at … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Phrasal Verbs 2

In English, we use a lot of phrasal verbs. These are verbs with more than one part; the verb and one or two particles. Let’s continue looking at some of the most common in the area of Human Resources: ‘get on’ = to have a good relationship I don’t like my boss. We just don’t get … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Phrasal Verbs

Learn the most common phrasal verbs used in Human Resources in English: ‘close down’ = to shut We have closed down the small local branches and created bigger regional offices. The factory closed down in the 1970’s because it was too expensive to produce here. ‘fight against’ = to make an effort to stop something happening All … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Changes 2

Learn the vocabulary in English to talk about the many changes that take place in a company or organization : ‘to streamline’ = to improve the effectiveness of parts of an organization, often by simplifying procedures. We are streamlining the procedure to cut the time it takes to deliver to the customer. Streamlining administration and giving … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Changes

Learn the vocabulary in English to talk about the many changes that take place in a company or organization : ‘to promote’ = to move someone up to a higher position in the organization. He handed his notice in last month when he didn’t get promoted to senior manager. She wants to be promoted to supervisor … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Working Hours

Learn the vocabulary to talk about working hours in English: to work overtime = to do more than the usual hours required by the contract We aren’t paid when we work overtime, we can take time off in lieu. We had to work overtime to get the project finished on time. to work shifts = to work … Read more

Business English Vocabulary Applying for a job 2

Let’s continue learning vocabulary to talk about getting or changing jobs in English: Applying for a job may mean filling out an ‘application form‘ giving your personal details. If you are interested in the job, could you fill out this application form, please? I have completed the application form for that job and sent it … Read more