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A relaxed, casual and honest review of weekly thinking from people who work with people. Giving thoughts and reflections from their weeks in HR, Learning & Development, People coaching and Recruitment. Guiding people through the full life of their career journey in a 20 minute (ish), in the style of a Friday morning coffee catch up. The PeopleTalk podcast team details are below, we are continually sharing content on our LinkedIn pages so please look us up and join the conversation. Chris Cheesman SisuPeople (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrischeesman/) Paul Marston Eidos Consulting (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-m-b8ba1827/) Rachel Norrington Face2FaceHR (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rnorringtonhr/)

A relaxed, casual and honest review of weekly thinking from people who work with people. Giving thoughts and reflections from their weeks in HR, Learning & Development, People coaching and Recruitment. Guiding people through the full life of their career journey in a 20 minute (ish), in the style of a Friday morning coffee catch up. The PeopleTalk podcast team details are below, we are continually sharing content on our LinkedIn pages so please look us up and join the conversation. Chris Cheesman SisuPeople (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrischeesman/) Paul Marston Eidos Consulting (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-m-b8ba1827/) Rachel Norrington Face2FaceHR (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rnorringtonhr/)

Location:

United States

Description:

A relaxed, casual and honest review of weekly thinking from people who work with people. Giving thoughts and reflections from their weeks in HR, Learning & Development, People coaching and Recruitment. Guiding people through the full life of their career journey in a 20 minute (ish), in the style of a Friday morning coffee catch up. The PeopleTalk podcast team details are below, we are continually sharing content on our LinkedIn pages so please look us up and join the conversation. Chris Cheesman SisuPeople (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrischeesman/) Paul Marston Eidos Consulting (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-m-b8ba1827/) Rachel Norrington Face2FaceHR (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rnorringtonhr/)

Language:

English


Episodes

#25 Can we build real trust through a recruitment process?

4/16/2021
We hit the quarter century this week with the 25th episode of the PeopleTalk podcast. Today...building trust through recruitment & onboarding, firstly is it possible and more importantly how can we do it. With the changing world of the last 18 months one trend that is shining through currently...the breaking of trust with current or past employers who have gone back on their word and how this is carrying over into recruitment processes for new opportunities...so how so do we build trust...

Duration:00:31:14

#24 The importance of working environment on performance

3/31/2021
This week we're talking about the importance of the working environment to employee performance. With the World slowly returning some degree of freedom to us....we hope....today we talked specifically around what the working environment can do to impact performance of the business through the eyes of HR, L&D and Recruitment Rachel started us off defining the 2 aspects to the working environment: We go on to cover a range of topics (some actually related to the title today!) including;

Duration:00:23:15

#23 Team Building...Getting the 'band' back together

3/22/2021
This week, Paul lead our conversation around the topic of 'Team Building' which saw us focus particular attention on people returning to a physical office in the coming weeks and months. We feel this is the start in a series of chats around team building , particularly around the building of blended teams, mixing those in office and those remotely joining the set up.

Duration:00:21:25

#22 How do you balance high potential talent with those simply wanting to do their jobs?

3/11/2021
An ongoing theme in the world of people in the workplace is that of talent. We ourselves have talked around this subject quite a bit recently. Businesses are always on the look-out for their next rising star, or are putting considerable effort to talent development within their business. We discuss this from a slightly different angle today around the question that Paul poses....Is there anything wrong with 'just' being a 'worker'? What does it mean to be an individual that is happy with...

Duration:00:19:25

#21 What do you want to be when you grow up?

3/4/2021
What do you want to be when you 'grow up' We are back for another week of interesting conversation around people in the world of work and this week, as it is National Careers week here in the UK, we are continuing our theme of career development which has seen us cover a few areas over the past weeks including talent engagement and apprenticeships, posing the question....what do you want to be when you grow up!! National Careers Week promotes careers guidance across the UK. National...

Duration:00:27:20

#20 Should one bad apple spoil the batch

2/23/2021
Episode 20!! Today we're talking about the benefits of small teams and the (potentially negative) impact that one person can have on the performance of the team and what happens when you have an employee who isn't happy or not performing at work, they suddenly become a drain on the energy of the team, affecting morale and have the effect of a rotten apple in a fruit bowl! Today we cover a range of themes, as always, including; Enjoy this week's chat and as always please rate, comment and...

Duration:00:22:10

#19 Talent Development through Apprenticeships (featuring Ziggy from Aspire2Learn)

2/11/2021
So, in the UK it's #NationalApprenticeshipweek which follows on from last week's podcast when we talked about talent engagement and the benefits of young workers in business and rising stars. We were delighted to welcome our first guest!! We found just the person to talk to... the fabulous Ziggy Pindoria whose business is Aspire2Learn (https://aspire2learn.com/). Ziggy's mission is to enable a positive change in life when starting in your career and provide continued opportunity to develop...

Duration:00:36:16

#18 High potential talent...what does it mean to your business?

2/4/2021
This week Paul lead the conversation on a topic we are all hugely passionate about, identifying high potential talent and nurturing the 'stars of the future'. We were all in agreement that those in early stages of career are facing some daunting challenges in the current world...I can't quite imagine starting your first job from your kitchen table and not meeting people for months?! A topic that needs (and deserves) far more time on it (and will be covered in coming weeks) but this week we...

Duration:00:21:56

#17 Divergent Teams, Science of Success & Talent Engagement

1/28/2021
This week we chatted about our weeks just gone, each giving a main topic we are seeing lots of, which meant interesting insight and some live examples and lots of jumping around on topics...nothing new there for us!!! We covered Some of the content we disucssed- How to give employee morale a boost (fsb.org.uk)

Duration:00:23:53

#16 Resilience through Leadership

1/21/2021
Time to shake off the cobwebs for our first podcast of 2021! This week Rachel took the lead to talk through the topic of resilience through leadership. A topic that becomes more relevant by the week after the last 12 months and today we tackle it from all angles with HR, L&D, Recruitment and Coaching in mind. Covering off a range of things today including-

Duration:00:23:39

#15 Bitesize your planning for 2021

12/18/2020
With 2020 coming to an end...a year we will not forget for the wrong reasons!!! It's that time of year where we sit and contemplate what next for the year ahead, whether that be for us as individuals, our businesses or through supporting our clients with their thinking. This week we talk through a few of the areas we feel need focus for 2021 in the World's of HR, L&D and Recruitment. The word 'bitesized' came up a lot for us during the chat and we feel gives a good start for 2021...

Duration:00:22:19

#14 So 2020...here's our thoughts on you!

12/11/2020
Our penultimate episode for the year and time to reflect. We are looking back on the 'messed' up year that is/was 2020!! We will give our 3 main takeaways and take time to reflect on how this impacts each of the areas of specialisation that we play in…recruitment, coaching, HR and L&D As three fledging business owners we have faced our own challenges in a year of lockdowns, recessions and home schooling!! We look back at what we've learnt and the main areas we would encourage our listeners...

Duration:00:24:03

#13 Are you flexible with your benefits??

12/4/2020
This week we talk about how a flexible benefits programme can help businesses to recruit, retain and invest in personal development of their employees. Having a flexible benefits programme in place is a way of an employer providing choice to their employees in the benefits that they want or need to suit their personal circumstances or lifestyle choices. Everyone is different, with different needs and wants so, having an element of choice in relation to benefits can be valuable. Employees...

Duration:00:21:58

#12 Maintaining a learning mindset

11/27/2020
There is a famous saying that says the beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. Ensuring you maintain a learning mindset is something that requires constant focus and nourishment to make sure you don’t lose it. The importance of the learning mindset is not only that it may be a key personal motivation, but more and more people are assessing you on your continued development, especially when it comes to seeking new employment. So today we would like to dive...

Duration:00:23:22

#11 What is 'perfect' recruitment and does it even exist??

11/20/2020
This weeks discussion is focussed around what makes the 'perfect' candidate if in fact they actually ever exist! We will look from both sides of the table and give thoughts, ideas and suggestions. We throw some of Chris, Paul and Rachels views and opinions, get each others thoughts as experienced HR/L&D professionals but also as business owners who are going through recruitment themselves. This sessions is aimed at causing some reflection and help to those who may be leading or going...

Duration:00:17:27

#10 What is a 'workplace' in today's world?

11/13/2020
With Rachel taking turn to host this week, she took inspiration from a talk she heard at the CIPD Virtual Conference this week in the UK. She heard Mo Gawdett speak about emotional intelligence, vulnerability and happiness, focusing on how we find 'happiness'. He talked about the fact that it’s ok to show emotion in the workplace but it’s how you manage and deal with the emotion that matters, which is something we all know first hand throughout 2020 which has challenged us all in different...

Duration:00:16:32

#9 Another lockdown?!?

11/6/2020
We use this weeks chat to reflect on another UK lockdown, how this may impact our sectors and give insight on our current work, trends and themes across HR, L&D, Recruitment & Coaching. What did we cover? As always, this was done in our own unique relaxed way with Paul hosting this week

Duration:00:18:08

#8 Coach v's mentor...do we all need somebody to lean on??

10/30/2020
We seek support and guidance in so many other aspects of our lives, our health...PT's, physios etc financial planners, travel, home improvement....so why not more in terms of taking control of our own careers and personal development? This week we chatted through coaching & mentoring...starting with the differences and giving views on where we feel they are best used, trends we have seen lately in uptake and some really good thinking on how they can be used to strengthen engagement with...

Duration:00:43:55

#7 Performance reviews in a remote World.

10/23/2020
With many businesses coming towards the end of their performance review cycles, meaning review time...this year we are seeing businesses responding in different ways...delaying, shifting the way in which they are done or cancelling them all together. We chat about how the current World has exacerbated how in-flexible and antiquated some methods are and the need to be more agile way of managing performance where continuous communication, objectives are continuously reviewed. If you don't...

Duration:00:22:34

#6 Personalised development plans are essential...discuss

10/16/2020
We chat about how the benefit of personalised development and how the current situation has impacted L&D activity, the challenges and more importantly the opportunities that it brings. The discussion was a reflection upon how important it is that businesses are not only developing their people, but how important it is that they look to personalise employee development as much as they can. We could have talked for hours about this subject, what we are seeing, the opportunities it brings,...

Duration:00:25:44