Over the years, apart from serving individual users, Hujiang has also been providing advanced and convenient online solutions for corporate training, as well as professional on-demand customized services for hundreds of prominent domestic and foreign enterprises, such as State Grid, CNOOC, Shangri-La Hotel, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Toyota, Ricoh, Sumitomo Chemical, etc. Hujiang is committed to creating a rich selection of courses and high-quality user experience to assist our customers in developing their international business. Our services have been well received by our clients, including the Würth Group, a leading company in the field of fastening and assembly technology.
On August 9, 2022, Eric Ye, head of the Enterprise Cooperation Department of Hujiang EdTech, visited Würth International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. located in Pudong New Area, Shanghai where the two sides took a deeper dive into their future cooperation.
In 2018, Würth International Trade (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Würth International Shanghai), a subsidiary of the Würth Group, signed an agreement to purchase Hujiang's foreign language training services as an employee benefit.
"The first time I knew about Hujiang was more than ten years ago when its novel online teaching model attracted my attention. As one of Shanghai's first-generation foreign company employees, I also came across Hujiang's foreign language training services later at work, and I was impressed by Hujiang's teaching quality," recalled Jean, head of Human Resources at Würth International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd..
Jean joined Würth International Shanghai as her career unfolded. She said that the company had a strong corporate culture centering on fairness and transparency, with staff training being an important part of it. It aims to help all employees better achieve work-life balance, build their own sense of security and belonging to the company, thus forming a close emotional bond between employees and the company. After comparing courses of several language training providers, Würth International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. finally chose Hujiang's Hitalk course. "The online teaching mode, flexible class schedule and the 25-minute class session of Hitalk fully fit the fragmented learning pattern of adults," Jean explained.
According to Jean, there are currently three types of employees at Würth participating in Hujiang's foreign language training program: those who need to quickly understand foreign cultures to better integrate into the corporate environment; those who are newly promoted and therefore need to improve their language proficiency to cope with situations such as communicating with foreign subsidiaries, reporting to their supervisors in English and attending large-scale company meetings; and those who have always maintained a self-learning habit, hoping to learn more about the views of foreign countries on important current events. With state-of-the-art Internet technology in education, Hitalk brings daily life and work scenes in English-speaking countries into its courses, simulating nearly a thousand real-life spoken English scenarios. Hitalk teachers are native English speakers mainly from the UK, the US and Australia. They are selected from nearly 100 majors including finance, law, marketing, and design. They also receive regular training and assessment to ensure the teaching quality. All of this is aimed to better help enterprises and their employees to expand industry knowledge and improve cognition.
The Würth Group, founded in 1945 in Germany, currently consists of over 400 companies in more than 80 countries and has more than 80,000 employees. In 1994, Würth entered the Chinese market and established its first company in Tianjin. Later, it set up several companies in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Chongqing, etc., and have made great progress in China.
Jean told us that about 20% of Würth International Shanghai employees are studying Hujiang's courses and she's one of them. She has also learned about WETalk, Hujiang's latest business English speaking course. "WETalk covers 100 business scenes in the workplace, and each WETalk lesson lasts for 50 minutes, which can assist enterprises and employees to solve practical problems at work in a more targeted and in-depth manner," she said.
Eric Ye also revealed the future of Hujiang's corporate language training programs, saying that a series of diversified "content + platform" solutions customized for companies will be launched and tailored “language + skills” courses for employees of different positions will be developed, so as to help companies in different industries excel in personnel recruitment, training and promotion, expatriate training and international personnel echelon cultivation, thus creating a complete plan for talent development and the internationalization of enterprises.
Founded in 2001, Hujiang is a pioneering online education group. The past 21 years has witnessed the birth and blossoming of a succession of highly interactive online education products and services in great diversity, covering 13 foreign languages including English, Japanese, Korean and French to satisfy learners’ needs for studying abroad, postgraduate entrance examinations, workplace use, etc. Built upon best-in-class technology and teaching capabilities, our custom-tailored services meet the demand of college students and employees for test-taking and tutoring in different subjects.