Tag Archives: flexible working

Rocket Woman – Yvonne Garricks, Learning & Development Manager at Dentons

21 October 2013 | 1 Comment

  Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on.   Yvonne Garricks, Learning & Development Manager at Dentons Inside Dentons, an established city … Read More


Talent Fueller – Alexandra de Zwart Haggard, Russell Investments

25 September 2013 | Leave a comment

Talent Fueller Interview with Alexandra de Zwart Haggard, Russell Investments. “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.’  Bright, engaging and collaborative, we first met Alexandra de Zwart Haggard in the spring of 2013 in Russell Investment’s sun-filled London offices on Regent Street. Watching and listening to how she interacts with the colleagues who are in the meeting with us, … Read More


Talent Keeper – Steve Lake, Carillion

28 June 2013 | Leave a comment

In a room of seventy or so bright, eager women, Steve Lake leapt out as the lone trouser suit at Carillion’s biannual ‘women in leadership career development day.’ It was a rare, topsy-turvy situation at this male heavy construction firm yet one I think he relished, which became apparent when he told me later how he’d come to be there. Steve was a welcome addition at the session we ran for the parents (and intending parents) focused on how to … Read More


Was Marissa Mayer right to end home-working?

24 April 2013 | 1 Comment

This post was updated 31/1/14 to reflect new research into smartphone use outside office hours. Marissa Mayer has been highly criticised for her decision to disallow Yahoo! employees to work from home. Guardian journalist Emma Keller called Mayer’s memo to her people ‘offensive,’ Richard Branson was ‘perplexed’ and I’d be surprised if countless more critical comments weren’t posted on Mumsnet and the like. I myself quipped on Twitter that it seemed odd. Reading around Yahoo’s business situation I understand why … Read More


Are you Penalising Part-Time Employees?

1 March 2013 | 3 Comments

Flexible working practises are associated with a whole host of business benefits according to academic research. From the attraction and retention of top talent[i] to lower levels of stress[ii] and even the out-performance of teams who don’t use such practises, there really is a lot to recommend embracing them. In this month’s Talent Keeping news we’re shining a light on how to boost part-time employees’ performance and career prospects off the back of new research which explored the effect of … Read More


Rocket Woman – Emma Nevelos, Senior Reliability Engineer at Stryker Orthopaedics

1 February 2013 | Leave a comment

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Emma Nevelos is currently a Senior Reliability Engineer at Stryker Orthopaedics.  Her job is to … Read More


Rocket Woman – Jessica Brookes, Communications Specialist at Avanade

21 December 2012 | Leave a comment

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Jessica Brookes is the global analyst relations lead for Avanade and head of Avanade’s communications … Read More


Rocket Woman – Emily Watson, Part-Time Lawyer at Rayden Solicitors

26 November 2012 | 1 Comment
Picture of solicitor, Emily Watson

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Head in Macbook in a Waterstones café writing a pitch for a maternity comeback coaching … Read More


Rocket Woman – Isobel, Senior Civil Servant Job Sharer

1 September 2012 | 1 Comment

Studies of how men and women behave in the workplace suggest men are more likely to ask for what they want than women. Our Rocket Women posts shine a light on women who have asked for something in their professional life that has had a significant impact on their career. We hope they fuel your resolve to ask for what you need to get on. Once the preserve of women at the lower end of a company’s org’ chart, job-sharing … Read More