The Time is Now…

Rishi Sunak has warned us, “The hard times are here…” well, from the perspective of the vast majority of employers and workers out there, it’s been hard for a while now and we didn’t need a crystal ball or a gravely plummeting GDP figure to clarify that.  The stark realisation of just how badly global economies and specifically the UK has been hit does however, trigger pressing questions and how we respond to those questions [...]

Gill talks about her experiences in the LGBT community

I have always been gay, from being a young child I knew I was different. I think I was about 7 years old when I asked the little girl next door to marry me and wondered why all my friends laughed at me. But making sense of my world in the ’70s was scary. Ife as a young teen was confusing, painful and hellish. But more of that in another podcast. Entering the world of work [...]

Pride in the Workplace

What does it mean to recognise and celebrate LGBT+ within your workplace? It celebrates difference, understands similarities and promotes diversity. "Nobody is the same. If we were all the same it would be bloody boring." - Peter Hook Businesses often find success through their diverse employment. Having different characteristics working in different ways to achieve the same goal. This difference could be many things; personality, gender, age and even sexuality. But why is LGBT+ so [...]

Why does coaching deliver the best results?

Why does Remit believe in a coaching approach? Remit utilises coaching to support learners because it is defined as a ‘partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. It is a client-driven process that’s distinct from other service professions, such as counselling, mentoring, consulting and training.’ (International Coaching Federation, 2020). The leaders and managers we work with at Remit are busy professionals with multiple complex [...]

What will change in Learning and Development as a result of Covid-19?

Remit Group recently undertook an employer survey to see what changes people anticipated in the learning and development space as a result of Covid-19 with some interesting results. Remit work with a range of employers in different sectors including automotive, IT, food manufacturing, retail, hospitality, financial services, utilities and professional services. Business impact of Covid-19 on organisations? In the first instance we asked them about their business and the impact of Covid. The survey reveals [...]

As Seen on BBC

Throughout the corona virus pandemic, Sue Pittock our CEO has tirelessly championed the Independent Provider & FE sector, actively lobbying both Government and the shadow cabinet for meaningful support for apprenticeships. Yesterday (8th July 2020), as the Chancellor presented his mini budget, Sue was invited to comment on BBC prime-time news, airing at both 6pm and 10pm. What a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of our amazing Apprentices Leon White & Matthew Macklin [...]

How Council’s and Combined Authority’s are coming together with SME’s and Remit Training to increase apprenticeships within their region

The time has arrived to embrace change, ready your company for the changing ways of business engagement & needs and bounce forward confidently with 100% funding through Levy Transfer supported Apprenticeship Training. Acknowledging Unprecedented Difficulty and the Challenge of Change Over the past few months, the UK has introduced gradual changes that have allowed individuals and businesses to take tentative steps away from the severe restrictions to safeguard against the COVID-19 virus. On the 15th [...]

An Investment in Knowledge…

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 [...]

‘Without support, training providers won’t survive’

Government must urgently provide funding for training providers or many will go under due to coronavirus, says leader “We want to be there when all of this is over. But if the government doesn't buy us a bit of time over the next 12 weeks, lots and lots of providers will not make that journey,” says Sue Pittock, chief executive of Remit. Remit is an independent national training provider – one, like many others in [...]

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 [...]

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