Yearly Archives: 2017

We are hiring a PR/Comms expert

8 June 2017 | Leave a comment

Taken a career break from PR/Comms? Love to use your creative flair again? The Talent Keeper Specialists would like to meet you.   The Talent Keeper Specialists launched in 2012 and to date have worked with CIPR, Twinings, Boots, Ebay, Enfield Borough Council, Anglia Ruskin University, Veolia and The Law Society of Scotland amongst others. Although we’ve come this far without external communications help, we know with additional talent we’ll go further, faster.   What are we looking for and … Read More


Apprenticeships – an opportunity for women to re-train?

6 June 2017 | Leave a comment

In this guest post, CEO of the WISE Campaign, Helen Wollaston explores apprenticeships as an opportunity for women to retrain. At a time when women struggling to get back to work after a career break is estimated to deprive the UK economy of £1.7bn and the STEM talent pool is running dry, we think smart science, technology and engineering organisations will take note. We hear all the time about skills shortages in engineering and technology. Although numbers are steadily rising, WISE statistics … Read More


Will you help us with our homework?

22 May 2017 | Leave a comment

Last month we were stoked to be awarded a place in the business accelerator, Entrepreneurial Spark, backed by NatWest and partners KPMG Enterprise, Dell and Pinsent Masons.     We applied on the basis of a new product we’re developing in the talent keeping space and we need your help with our week one homework. You’ll help us fail faster and move on, or power forward to the next stage by answering five questions (which can be anonymous) via the online response … Read More


BRE Career Comeback Day

21 April 2017 | Leave a comment

Are you currently on maternity or shared parental leave? Or have you taken a longer career break and are looking to get back to work? We would be delighted if you would join us for a free career comeback workshop sponsored by BRE on Friday 19th May at their Watford Campus. BRE is a world-leading building science centre with a mission to improve the built environment through knowledge and research generation. Operating internationally, with offices, representatives and partners around the globe, the … Read More


Managing employees returning from critical illness

4 March 2017 | Leave a comment

How can line managers best support employees returning to work after critical illness? Nicola Bourne, author of The Fabulous Woman’s Guide Through Cancer, shares her ideas. People are often surprised to hear that recovering after a long or chronic illness can be scary and overwhelming.  When I recovered from bowel cancer in 2013, I went from having a team of oncologists, doctors, specialist nurses and support staff with regular appointments, phone calls and updates to – nothing.  The support system … Read More


APPG Women & Work Report 2017

30 January 2017 | Leave a comment

Are you struggling to find the right people for the vacancies in your organisation? Is gender diversity on your agenda? Last year we hosted a ‘hidden talent action tank’ to help employers tap into the increasing number of skilled women who want to come back to work after an extended break. This week, we attended the launch of the ‘Women and Work’[1] report from a cross-party group of MPs and bring you the highlights from an employer perspective. You can … Read More