Balance and boundaries.

Today many of us struggle with feeling overwhelmed and over-extended, and we feel that every day is a ‘race against the clock’. We are constantly playing ‘catch-up’ with the whirlwind of commitments. Read our tips on maintaining balance and boundaries.

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Talent is everywhere. Opportunity is not.

23rd August 2016

Freddie Alves, Managing Director at Talking Talent talks to HR Director about why we must not let our ‘exit’ from the EU encourage ‘exclusion’. Click here to read more. Click here to see Freddie's useful tips on how to lead inclusively during times of change.

Inclusion – are you Passive or Active?

16th August 2016

Ask people in your organisation “what makes you feel included” and all kinds of answers are given. This tells you a lot about what creates inclusion in the real world. It also tells you that the word inclusion means many different things to different people. That is both good and...

Why Companies Have Started to Coach New Parents

22nd July 2016

When Lindsay Abt was pregnant with her first child, she remembers reading a book for expectant mothers that cautioned against making too many big life changes at once. She went ahead and made three anyway. “I broke all of the rules,” she said. Not only did she take on a...

Talking Talent Announced as Personnel Today Awards Finalist

20th July 2016

Talking Talent has been shortlisted for the ‘Consultancy of the Year’ at this year’s Personnel Today Awards. Going up against companies including HR Advise Me, Paydata and Purple HR, Talking Talent will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the Personnel Today Awards gala dinner held...

Why is taking parental leave good for your career?

19th July 2016

Too often, women view maternity leave as the beginning of their lives as mothers and the beginning of the end of their careers. Research tends to focus on the negative impact taking leave can have, and it’s true: If you approach maternity leave as ‘time out,’ then it’s unlikely to...

In the eyes of the manager

14th July 2016

A manager within a Financial Services firm said to me at a recent focus group: “I don’t really care if the person reporting to me is here from 9 to 6 or not. She gets the job done.” This attitude was not shared by everyone in the room. For some,...

40% of senior positions now filled by high performing women, accelerated by Female Leadership Development Programme

1st July 2016

The challenge of female representation at Board level and the progression of women is a well-documented topic. Many businesses are recognising that encouraging and enabling women to thrive is not just good for individuals themselves, but makes sound business sense. M&S is one of those pioneering organisations. As a company,...

The Million Dollar Question: Why do talented women leave their jobs?

25th May 2016

If you heard someone say, ‘Women value having children over their careers,’ you would probably be shocked. Yet, if a man and a woman, both aged thirty, quit their jobs, the stock assumption remains: The man leaves for a greater challenge or a higher salary. The woman leaves because she...

What kind of role model do you want to be?

30th March 2016

A few of my executive coachees talked to me recently about the personal pressure they feel from being seen as a role model. One felt like an imposter, unworthy of the way people saw her and felt exposed. Another felt that she could not live up to perceived high expectations,...

Coaching Consultancy Appoints ex-FTSE 100 Executive Freddie Alves to Head up Inclusion Practice

22nd March 2016

Talking Talent, an innovative coaching consultancy, already at the forefront of developing the female talent pipeline, today announced that Freddie Alves has joined the organisation as Managing Director. He will support their global client base by helping them benefit from developing more inclusive approaches to leadership, talent development, and customer...