Online meetings – Top tips

You may already be used to having remote and on-line meetings or this may well be new territory for you. However what is clear is that experienced or not, chances are you'll be taking part in even more of them in the coming weeks. So we developed some handy tips on how to get the most out of these important interactions. Avoid distractions We have all seen the BBC clip of the small child interrupting [...]

Communicating effectively as a remote leader

The current coronavirus epidemic has forced many former office workers to work from home. While the current circumstances are acute and will hopefully pass, the fact remains that as the overall job landscape shifts, the future number of remote workers will only increase. A remote team could mean just one remote team member or now include everyone. It may be a hybrid model of skeleton office and field-based team-members or perhaps the leader is the [...]

How to Stay Productive in Your Home “Office”

Like so many businesses, from close of play today, Remit Group has taken the decision to ask colleages to work from home. Working remotely can feel isolating, but it doesn’t need to. If you’re new to working from home, here are some great tips on how to make the most of this new experience, including setting your schedule and working within those hours. Set yourself up for success, treat the house like you would your [...]

Remaining Connected When “In-Person” Is Not an Option

We’re hearing a lot from our clients about how they are trying to manoeuvre through a time of unprecedented change by understanding how to navigate business amid coronavirus. Although many of you might be spending less-or no-time in an office and following government updates it might now be harder (or impossible) to get face-time with customers, we know that for our members business has to continue. Whether it’s coronavirus or the uncertainty of the economic [...]

Poor mental health – spotting the signs in your employees

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always”, wrote Bestselling author Brad Meltzer. When managing a team, it’s important to be aware that often what you see in your colleagues is just the tip of the iceberg. Mental ill health can strike at any time and isn’t always triggered as a response to acute trauma, such as a bereavement or a relationship breakdown. As a result, it’s important to [...]

IT Apprenticeships: empowering the workforce of the future

As the digital revolution continues, many of today’s most common jobs are evolving as a rapid pace as technology advances. Similarly, a lot of new, previously unheard-of jobs are starting to emerge, and it’s important that as the next generation of job seekers, young people have the skills to make the most of these exciting opportunities. To keep pace with rapidly evolving technologies, strong basic skills are required at all levels. Specific skills for current [...]

Planning for your post Covid- 19 future with Remit Training’s IT Academy

‘Bouncebackability’, a phrase first coined in 2004, is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from a setback. In the IT and Digital world, where there is already a huge skills gap, bouncebackability is going to be more important than ever. How companies deal with and recover from this incredibly difficult and unique period will be what defines their future. Now more than ever, skills matter. Keeping costs to a minimum whilst the country gets [...]

Remit update for employers and apprentices during Covid-19 (20/3/20)

Our employer partners: At Remit, we take the health and wellbeing of our learners, colleagues and clients very seriously.  As our Development Coaches, trainers and wider team move freely from company to company we understand the risk this poses with the potential spread of Covid-19.  As a result, we have made the decision to reduce travel for our teams and conduct virtual visits through telephone and ‘tech-enabled’ visits and training sessions.  In addition, [...]

Envisia Learning uses apprenticeships to broaden recruitment horizons

As the digital revolution continues, many of today’s most common jobs are evolving at a rapid pace. Similarly, a lot of new, previously unheard-of jobs are starting to emerge, and it’s important the next generation of job seekers are equipped with the skills needed to make the most of these exciting opportunities. Statistics from the national careers service say that 90% of new, emerging jobs require digital skills of some kind, and 72% of UK [...]

Remit Group Wins National AAC Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Award

National Training provider Remit Group was crowned the Sales, Marketing and Procurement Apprenticeship Provider of the Year at the annual AAC awards, which took place at a glittering ceremony in Birmingham this week. It was also shortlisted for the Catering and Hospitality Apprenticeship provider of the Year. More than 500 sector leaders, staff and apprentices gathered to find out the results of the awards, which are run by FE Week and the Association of Employment [...]

Why it’s time to hire apprentices not just graduates

It’s National Careers Week, and hundreds of thousands of young people will be getting their first ever careers advice. Many more will be choosing their next steps after school, college or university. Knowing the best route into a dream career will influence many young people’s decisions at this time but also, the way employers secure their talent is key. Increasingly, many of the country’s largest employers are looking beyond traditional graduate training schemes to fill [...]

Parent’s Guide to apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have always been as a great way to start a career, providing valuable work experience and knowledge along with a decent wage. In recent years they have benefitted from increased funding through the apprenticeship levy, a focus on a quality learner experience, and programme development in line with business needs. This all means there really isn’t a better time to consider this route after school, college or University. As a parent it can be [...]

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