Top tips for implementing a digital skills gap analysis

Written on: 22 August 2019

Written by: Amanda McCombie

A digital skills gap is the difference between skills that your business needs and the skills your workforce offer. Conducting a skills gap analysis helps you identify the skills you need to meet your business goals and it can also help shape your training and recruitment activity.

When you’re..

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5 statistics proving the impact of Generation Z on the digital sector

Written on: 15 August 2019

Written by: Freya King

As the first generation of true digital natives come of age, it is interesting to see how they are beginning to make an impact on all aspects of the technology industry. Here are 5 statistics that demonstrate how they are changing the face of tech.

Gen Z is 55% more likely to want to start a..

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7 Ted talks to make you a management all rounder

Written on: 8 August 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

Here are the top 7 Ted Talks which Baltic deem the best for managers!


  1. Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

Delivering a message to your staff isn’t always an easy task. Julian Treasure shows you how to use your voice as an instrument and motivate others with your words.


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Launch day: The 2019 Tech Review

Written on: 7 August 2019

Written by: Freya King

It’s clear that technology is vital to the growth of the UK economy. We set out to investigate how we can facilitate this development by reflecting on the state of the industry, highlighting the challenges faced by tech companies and offering insight into potential solutions.


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Why workplace activities are important

Written on: 25 July 2019

Written by: Freya King

As a training provider, we feel a moral obligation to give all of our apprentices the opportunity to succeed in both their apprenticeship and their career. An essential part of this is our commitment to placing apprentices in roles that allow them to put their training into practice.


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What is my role as a manager?

Written on: 18 July 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

Being a manager can be daunting but here at Baltic we think that there are 10 main responsibilities for a manager. If you are doing these then you are doing an excellent job already!

  1. Daily operations

This is your most important role as you need to make sure that your department/ employees are..

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What is Techlash and what does it mean for the digital industry?

Written on: 11 July 2019

Written by: Freya King

Growing hostility towards the tech giants is causing a shift that can be felt throughout the industry. Techlash is the term first coined by The Economist to describe this new phenomenon. The Oxford English Dictionary defined the word as “A strong and widespread negative reaction to the growing..

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How UK law supports employers and their apprentices in 2019

Written on: 2 July 2019

Written by: Freya King

With uncertainty hanging over the future of the UK economy, it’s reassuring to know that changes to employment law are supporting both employers and their staff in 2019.

Gender pay gap report

Representation in the UK workforce is a hot topic in 2019. To help create a more balanced country, large..

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The business benefits of generation Z’s ability to adapt to emerging technologies

Written on: 27 June 2019

Written by: Freya King

Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen technology evolve at such a rapid pace that it’s hard to remember how we ever lived without smartphones, social media and search engines.

But for Generation Z, they really can’t imagine! As the first people to grow up as true digital natives, they’ve seen so much..

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