Tag Archives: female talent-keeping

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


Childcare Costs on BBC Breakfast

14 November 2016 | Leave a comment

33% of business regard childcare as a key issue in recruiting and retaining staff, according to a report from the British Chambers of Commerce (13/11/16). The survey of more than 1600 business leaders across the UK also found 28% of firms have seen a reduction of working hours by staff due to the high cost of childcare and nearly 1 in 10 of employees have left the business because of it. Jessica Chivers, BBC Breakfast, discussing childcare costs and flexible … Read More


Free Maternity Comeback Workshops

18 October 2016 | 7 Comments

Our open programme maternity and career comeback workshops will continue in 2017 from our base in St Albans, Hertfordshire. We know that many women don’t have access to the kind of support we provide our clients’ maternity returners and with this in mind, part of our ‘giving back’ each year is hosting a series of two-hour ‘maternity comeback’ workshops that are absolutely free to the individuals taking part. The first ones took place in March 2014 with women from organisations … Read More


Bringing talent back – O2’s story

14 September 2016 | Leave a comment

Over the summer we brought HR, D&I, talent and resourcing practitioners from organisations including Whitbread, EY, Accenture and Cap Gemini together to explore ways to uncover and bring back ‘hidden talent’. Thank you to Avanade & Accenture for hosting us and to O2 for sharing their story. O2 What and why a ‘hidden talent action tank’? O2 When Jessica Chivers wrote the book, Mothers Work! she discovered vast numbers of women were returning to jobs not commensurate with their skills and … Read More


Hidden Talent Action Tank

26 June 2016 | 1 Comment

Could your recruitment processes be overlooking pockets of talent whether in your industry or under your nose? Why does hidden talent matter?   Join us on Wednesday 20th July for a hidden talent ‘action tank’ (more than just thinking) and hear from Andrea Jones about O2’s returnship programme and Jessica Brookes, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, and Els Hol-Ferman, Talent Acquisition Director, on what Avanade are doing to fuel the careers of women in technology. In the second half of … Read More


Avanade sponsors comeback workshop

8 December 2015 | Leave a comment

Do you work in technology? Are you currently on maternity leave or other break from work? Avanade is serious about fuelling the careers of women in technology and would like to connect with you.             As seen in the Guardian (If we really want more women in tech, we need to bring them back, 29/12/15) Avanade is sponsoring a ‘Coming back with Confidence’ workshop on Tuesday 2nd February, 9.50am-12.30pm in central London to support people, … Read More


Men & Managers – Moving Towards Gender Parity (Conference Keynote)

7 July 2015 | 1 Comment

** Page updated 18/9/15 with new research from Cranfield University ** “I think we’ve been banging our heads against brick walls and talking about how to smash through glass ceilings for too long, and it sounds excruciating. If our question is “what is the most expedient and sustainable way of moving towards gender parity at all levels of our organisations?” I think two significant parts of the answer are men and line managers.” (Image © 2015 Coaching at Work). That … Read More


Talent Fueller – Allison Page, DLA Piper

29 June 2014 | Leave a comment

Talent Fueller Interview with Allison Page, DLA Piper. “Talent Fueller” is our name for individuals who are working to keep, support and fuel female talent whether part of their role or ‘off the side of their desk.’ Allison Page is a partner in the finance team of global law firm, DLA Piper. She works in the Leeds office, runs a team of around 40 people and is married with two children. Colleagues put Allison forward to be profiled as a Talent … Read More


Talent Fueller – Melissa Geiger, KPMG

6 May 2014 | Leave a comment

Talent Fueller Interview with Melissa Geiger, KPMG. “Talent Fueller” is our name for individuals who are working to keep, support and fuel female talent whether part of their role or ‘off the side of their desk.’ Melissa Geiger was the youngest female to make partner at KPMG age 32. Now 38 and with two young children she is committed to being a role-model to others and chairs the KPMG Network of Women (KNOW).  She was instrumental in pushing female career advancement … Read More