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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International Womens’ Day – Why Progress Still Matters

8th March 2016

Like many women, I’m reflecting today on the great progress that has been made towards creating a better working world for women. Just half a century ago, most women in the developed economies were primarily homemakers or juggling home responsibilities and lower paid roles to help support their families. That...

Maternity Coaching ABC's

1st March 2016

You shouldn’t have to choose between having a baby and maintaining a successful career. Yet up to 30% of women leave the workplace after becoming mothers. An increasing number of companies, alarmed by their loss of talented employees, are offering maternity coaching to stem the tide. “Coaching will help you...

Why having a Female CEO doesn't Guarantee Work-Life Balance

23rd February 2016

Putting policies in place does little good if the company culture doesn’t encourage employees to use them. Talking Talent's Karen Rubin talks to FastCompany on why support for women has to be part of the solution all through the ranks, not just at the top. Click here to read more.

Family Leave Gaining Momentum in the Workplace

7th January 2016

Big changes at blue-chip companies last year changed life for a lot of new parents. Talking Talent's Karen Rubin highlights to The Wall Street Journal how "it’s one thing to offer a benefit, but if employees feel like they can’t take advantage of it, it’s not doing them any good”....

Four Startups Helping Companies Successfully Implement Parental Leave

6th January 2016

Over the last year, big strides have been made in increasing parental leave policies. TechRepublic examines four companies that help employers bridge the gap between policy and reality and Talking Talent is one of them. Click here to read more.

What to do When a Co-Worker Takes All the Credit

5th January 2016

When a co-worker takes all the credit for a project each of you worked on, setting the record straight is best achieved after you have regrouped. Talking Talent's Karen Rubin talks to the Chicago Tribune on what to do if you find yourself in this situation. Click here to read...

All I want for Christmas…..

1st December 2015

Christmas. Say the word out loud, and watch people’s faces. Some will light up. Others will shrivel. But even those who love the festive season will usually admit it can be stressful. Juggling work, children, the Christmas dinner and the in-laws is no mean feat. But just for a moment...

How fathers can follow Zuckerberg's lead on paternity leave

23rd November 2015

Emma De Vita talks to Chris Parke, Talking Talent CEO, about the barriers for men taking paternity leave and advice for making a leave request. Click here to read more.

3 things to boost diverse recruitment at senior levels

3rd November 2015

Executive Grapevine discusses the importance of promoting diversity with our CEO Chris Parke. Click here to read more.

Men and women “need to co-own” diversity and family issues

20th October 2015

Some great coverage for Talking Talent on the need for men and women to co-own diversity and family issues. Click here to read more.