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Are you literate? February 28, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, News, Policy, Surveys, Useful Links.

The British Chambers of Commerce are working with a company called Better Writing Skills to conduct a nationwide on-line survey of English literacy in the workplace. The company are working with Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce. 

“Research has shown that UK companies are losing billions of pounds of potential contracts due to poor literacy skills.  Many business owners and directors have said poorly written correspondence has influenced them not to do business with the writer or their company.  

Are you confident about your workforce’s grasp of English grammar? 

Do you think potential business is being lost owing to poorly written letters and emails?     

We would appreciate it if you would ask some of your staff to answer this very important survey. They will find ten multiple-choice questions that will assess their understanding of basic writing skills. (Please note that at no time do we ask for their personal or company name.  The only information required for the survey is their postcode, gender, education level and their status at work.)  Answering the questions will give your staff an instant result, and help provide us with a national percentage table of total scores achieved.” Please click here to go to the survey:  www.bwsbusiness.com


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