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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Conditioning vs. reality: Men need to talk too.

12th June 2019

Men’s Health Week this year focuses on the numbers we tend to forget about, like the fact that o ne man in five dies before he is old enough to retire. Or, that 75% of suicides are committed by men. Supporting gender equality in the workplace requires that organisations invest...

How to Get Ahead Whilst Working Flexibly

21st May 2019

As part of a CityParents expert panel, our MD Rebecca Hourston shares tips and advice on how to keep your career moving forward without giving up flexibility.

An interview with Talking Talent: Julie Hadfield, EY - “How I made Partner”

9th May 2019

Fifteen years ago, Julie Hadfield was an accountant at EY , and struggling with low confidence. Now, she is a Partner at EY, mother of three young children, and co- creator of EY Absolute. It wasn’t easy, but she believes a combination of hard work, coaching, and grit have empowered...

Wellbeing: Suffering from Work/Life Blur? How to get back in control.

9th May 2019

Rob Bravo, our Wellbeing Director, took part in the recent Cityparents Accelerator Conference Wellbeing Panel which discussed the best ways to implement and manage home and work life boundaries. You can read their top tips here

Jeannine K Brown joins Talking Talent to accelerate inclusion practice in the US

7th May 2019

Talking Talent, the global coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda, has appointed Jeannine K Brown as Director and Lead Coach to lead the US Inclusion practice. Jeannine is responsible for growing Talking Talent’s ‘Inclusion with Purpose’ service line across the US. ‘Inclusion with Purpose’ is a unique, commercially focused...

Most parents feel like they're failing during first year of parenthood

30th April 2019

In order for our society to function we need parents and we need workers. But our culture sure doesn't make it easy to be both at the same time. Read more here

The benefits of gender-neutralising parental leave

30th April 2019

Read here about the companies that have opted to enhance or equalise their maternity and paternity policies, while at the same time encouraging discussions around flexible working for parents and non-parents alike.

Closing the gender pay gap, inch by inch. Seven steps in the right direction.

5th April 2019

Last year, more than ten thousand private firms provided details of their gender pay gap. It turned out that three quarters of them paid men more than women. One year later, the results are in – but what’s the verdict? In the last year the UK’s gender pay gap has...

Reflections from the school run on trust and commitment

2nd April 2019

Everyone kept telling me that having a second child is easier than having the first. My daughter, Tayah, was nearly four years old when my son, River, was born. I’ve spent the last 15 months trying to understand why going back to work felt so different this time. After all,...

Shirking from home?

2nd April 2019

Certain jobs will always require staff to remain at their place of work . But for many employees , the option to work from home is fast becoming more desirable — and economical. According to a 2017 Gallup survey of more than 15,000 working adults, 43% of respondents said they...