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Business English Vocabulary – best practice

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This week’s English expression is useful to discuss ways to achieve good results at work.

Imagine this scenario: Next week, you have a job interview with a large company.

You want to give your best and need to prepare for it. How do you know what to prepare? How do you find out what is important in a job interview?

Video: Best Practice

Watch this video on how to prepare for an interview. Can you identify the 7 best practices mentioned in the video?

Video: Job interview preparation 


Meaning of Best Practice

So, what does best practice mean in English?

Best practice is a working method or technique that has worked well in the past to achieve success. It is officially accepted as being the best way to do something in a business or industry. Best practices can be one or several commercial or professional procedures that deliver good results.

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How to pronounce ‘best practice’

/ˌbest ˈpræk.tɪs/

The term best practice consists of two words and three syllables. The stress is on the first syllable of ‘practice’.

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Form and use of the term ‘best practice’

The English term best practice functions as a noun that consists of two words.

Here are some example sentences using the term best practice:

  • to identify best practices

The company identified best practices that have led to more successful recruitment.

  • to follow best practices

This innovation follows the international best practices that I suggested.

  • to apply best practices

Successful companies are applying the same best practices, creating a win-win environment.

  • to adopt best practices
  • best practices in sth

Many employers want to adopt best practice in management, but do not know what this is.

You can find more example sentences here: ‘Best practice’ definition

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Advanced reading: Niche marketing best practice

Remember our last Word of the Week ‘niche’?

Business English vocabulary – niche

Now, you can combine what you’ve learned and apply the ‘best practice’ concept to a ‘niche’. Read this article to learn about best practice in niche marketing:

Niche marketing best practice

Let’s practice

What are 3 best practices in your job? Share them in the comments below! I look forward to reading your comment!

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