It’s no secret that many businesses now have their employees at home in the wake of COVID-19. There have been redundancies, furloughed staff and those who are now working from home. For many people this is their first experience of home working, and in many cases, it is the employer’s first experience of engaging, developing and managing their teams remotely,

Times are difficult. Businesses face real and immediate challenges, but this reminds me of a great phrase I read a few years ago.

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.

So, what can we do to help you?

There have been many posts over social accounts with top tips for employees who are working from home, however, there doesn’t seem to be many top tips for employers. What is going to be key for employers is ensuring that they can bounce back quickly and with energy. We think one of the best ways to do this is by developing the skills within their teams.

Let’s not forget, the IT sector was experiencing significant skills shortages prior to Covid-19. There were far more jobs available within the field of IT, software development, digital marketing, and technical sales than there were candidates. This won’t change when things return to normal, whatever normal looks like!

We think the answer is learning.

We believe learning is transformative. For people, for communities, for businesses. We wouldn’t be in this industry if we didn’t passionately believe this.

So, use this time to get ahead of the competition, and look to apprenticeships now!

Invest in your greatest asset, your people. Build skills, knowledge, engagement and loyalty now, then reap the benefits for years to come.

Remit offer blended delivery programmes, including online learning, virtual classrooms and 1-2-1 virtual coaching sessions, alongside the face to face delivery that we will use once we can again.

Get in touch today to see how we can help you and help your staff to develop and get ahead of your competition.

Remember, an investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Unfortunately, I cannot claim that wise phrase as my own. For that, we have Benjamin Franklin to thank.