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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The Good Girl Complex

22nd April 2013

This week I'm introducing a guest coaching blog from one of my fellow directors at Talking Talent, Harriet Beveridge. Here, Harriet shares some thoughts on a theme she’s been dealing with recently in her coaching – The Good Girl Complex: There are many attributes that are valued throughout an employee’s...

Parental Transitions - who else is affected?

22nd March 2013

We often get complimented on our ability to bring together peers from across HR, Diversity and L&D; where they can discuss key topics, share experiences and network with other like-minded people. We recently co-hosted a small roundtable with Ernst & Young, looking at three key topics: How can we engage...

The good, the bad and the ugly – career pinch points for women in their 30s

1st March 2013

In my last blog, we looked at the challenges and needs of UK women in their 20s, some really clear messages emerging on what women are looking for relatively early on in their careers. Given the interest shown I thought I’d share how the trends evolve for women in the...

Gen Y Demand a Different Landscape

15th February 2013

With a good sense of timing following my last blog there was a report out recently on the need to focus on the female representation at the levels below board. Avivah Wittenberg-Cox’s latest Global Gender Balance Scorecard was quite a comprehensive update on where the world’s top 100 companies stand...

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

28th January 2013

As we approach two years since the publication of the Lord Davies report, it’s perhaps a good time to reflect on what progress has been made. Assessing progress can, of course, take several forms but I‘m first of all going to try and stick to a numbers game and see...

Correcting the mistakes of the past

10th January 2013

Happy New Year everyone. hope you all enjoyed the break and are settling back into 2013. With so much going on at Talking Talent right now we are approaching 2013 with a real sense of anticipation. We’ve recently launched our Progression Coaching which places a firm focus on the next...

Managing Flexible Working

7th December 2012

Since my last post, I’ve had quite a few requests from people asking for advice on how to deal with flexible working requests or optimise current arrangements. So I thought I’d share a few tips and helpful questions for those of you managing flexible working: Get creative with flexible options...

How women can negotiate a pay rise

4th December 2012

Sophie Cornish from The Telegraph writes about how to ask for a pay rise and talks to Talking Talent CEO Chris Parke about his top tips. Click here to read more.

Flexibility is key

30th November 2012

Recent comments from Nick Clegg have echoed what many of us have been feeling for a long time; “...our current system of maternity leave is out-of-date and out-of-step with the wishes of modern parents who want much greater flexibility in how they look after their children. Reform is long overdue.”...

Up, Out or Different - Breakfast Meeting

16th November 2012

Firstly a huge thanks once again to everyone who made it to our Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday at the Mandarin Oriental to launch our 2012 research, ‘Up, Out or Different – The Career Dilemma for U.K. Women’. It was great to see so many faces present and we’ve had some...