Advice for new apprenticeship levy payers

Written on: 22 November 2019

Written by: Freya King

As your organisation grows, it’s essential to invest in the talented people that will continue to drive progress. The apprenticeship levy provides a unique opportunity to do this from the ground up by funding apprenticeship training.

If you’ve recently started paying into the levy, it can be a..

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How can we make tech more inclusive?

Written on: 7 November 2019

Written by: Amanda McCombie

Promoting and supporting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace is an important aspect of good people management, it’s about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual. To benefit from a diverse workforce, it’s vital to develop an inclusive environment where everyone feels able to..

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Guidelines for elevator pitches for business

Written on: 7 November 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

An elevator pitch can be one of the most powerful tools for your business. It can also be the simplest thing to create, due to it being short and only needing around thirty to forty seconds worth of talking time.

There are specific steps which you need to take in developing your elevator pitch, to..

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What is the legislation behind the apprenticeship levy?

Written on: 30 October 2019

Written by: Freya King

The apprenticeship levy has been a fact of life for large businesses in the UK for over 2 years, but with many employers still choosing to write it off as a tax, it’s time to go back to basics. We hope that by understanding the thinking behind the levy, we can prevent more funds from going to waste.

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6 ways to motivate a young workforce

Written on: 24 October 2019

Written by: Freya King

Having a team made up of younger staff can be a great thing, as they tend to be motivated, fresh-faced and keen to succeed. It’s important that you maintain this enthusiasm to prevent them from becoming bored. Every team is different, so take the time to find out what makes yours tick.

  1. Incentives

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World Mental Health Day 2019

Written on: 10 October 2019

Written by: Freya King

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is suicide prevention. Regrettably, suicide rates have been on the increase in recent years: in 2018, there were 6507 suicides in the UK alone.1

This is a crisis that we cannot ignore.

Nobody should have to feel the need to end their own life. It’s..

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National Customer Service Week 2019

Written on: 7 October 2019

Written by: Freya King

The 7th to 11th of October is National Customer Service Week, which aims to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in successful business practice and the growth of the UK economy.

As proud members of the Institute of Customer Service, this week is a chance for us to..

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How do I get better at managing upwards?

Written on: 3 October 2019

Written by: Freya King

You should never see your boss as your enemy. Instead, consider what you can both do for each other. Just like managing your own team members, there are methods you can use to get the most out of your superiors.

Keep your promises

This should go with any working relationship, but in order to create..

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How to set goals and achieve them

Written on: 26 September 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

Deciding on your goals and how to achieve them can be hard. Here are some of Baltic’s top tips on how to set and achieve your most important goals.

  1. Decide what you really want to achieve!

Studies show that when goals are meaningful to yourself, then you are more likely to achieve them. Don’t do..

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