Thought Leadership

Communicating to ESL Employees

By Linshuang Lu

The United States has been growing more diverse, including Increasing linguistic diversity. in 2010, the U.S. Census reported that 20% of the U.S. population spoke a language other then English at home. The Pew Research Center, based on projections of current trends, predicts that by 2050, one in five Americans will be an immigrant. Many ESOP companies reflect diversity in their workforce, where many employees may speak no English or only a little English.

Excerpted from The ESOP Communications Sourcebook, 6th ed.
Copyright 2014 National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)

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