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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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Latest News

Board-level hypocrisy benefits no-one

6th March 2020

As we approach International Women’s Day 2020, Talking Talent MD Rebecca Hourston calls on business leaders to stop being hypocritical and start driving female-centric coaching initiatives – for better profits and a better workplace The lack of female leaders has been well-documented – and even dubbed a ‘ concern ’...

Coaching the system: Why managers need coaching too

26th February 2020

Coaching helps employees negotiate the complex transition into working parenthood. But there are two sides to that shift. Managers play a crucial role in shaping employee parental leave experience. Our research on working parents showed that 57% of employees wanted better support from their manager at this pivotal time in...

Coaching the system: Why managers need coaching too

26th February 2020

We know that coaching can help employees negotiate the complex transition into working parenthood by giving them strategies to set boundaries, handle stress, and communicate with their managers. It is often overlooked that there are two sides to that conversation. Managers play a crucial role in shaping employee parental leave...

Finland to offer dads the same amount of parental leave as mums

7th February 2020

Mention in Yahoo News of TalkingTalents working parents research which, amongst other things, looked at fathers attitude to shared parental leave. Read the full article here and download our whitepaper "Expecting more than a baby" .

The Shape of Work

7th February 2020

This article in The Global Recruiter looks to find recruitment's place in the future of work. Talking to Chris Parke, CEO of Talking Talent, he agrees recruiters and employers must rise to the challenge if they want to create a truly diverse and equitable workforce – especially in terms of...

Under the weather

4th February 2020

The very existence of "National Sickie Day" demonstrates the extent to which businesses are failing their employees. Read our CEO and co-founder Chris Parke's comments on p16 of City AM - Letters to the Editor .

The Month in Numbers: 40 - Parenthood is not all bad from a professional point of view

4th February 2020

Parenthood fosters certain transferable skills that can help advance people’s careers. Talking Talent's working parent's research covered in Businessinfo. Read the full article here .

Who's the Daddy?

30th January 2020

Parenthood is a career catapult not a career killer. Great to see our working parent's research covered in the Technology Reseller. Read the full article here .

More than words, it’s time to act.

27th January 2020

Last year organisations talked about gender equality so much that you could be forgiven for assuming they were taking action. Yet, many corporates failed to meet their gender balance targets. At the end of 2019, progress on the gender pay gap was pronounced ‘dismally slow’. To define insanity as doing...

Working hard or hardly working: Why office-bound work doesn't guarantee productivity  

24th January 2020

Over the last five years, the benefits of flexible working seemed to be sinking in. According to the 2020 Modern Families Index, over half ( 55%) of working parents feel confident discussing family-related issues with their employer, rising from 47% in 2015. Half of working parents said that their organisation...