How to Hustle with Talent Atelier

Episode 10: What's it like out there?

Welcome to the first in our special series of What’s It Like Out There #WILOT with Talent Atelier. With the world of work changing on the fly, Rachel and Jo are back to talk about the recruitment market and give you a general idea of what is happening this week. As always our focus as always is the creative industries and the chat is geared towards those people at Director level and above. We talk about coming back from furlough, zoom burnout and what businesses are doing right now with their hires. We also share some insights from our resident HR Guru, Elma O’Reilly and CMO of Bleach London, Ellie Howard.

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Episode 9: Founders and Followers: how to survive and thrive in the start-up space

If you’re a business founder learning how to get the best out of your team on top of everything else you have to juggle, or you’re reporting into a founder who sometimes struggles to let go, then this one’s for you. Joined by Alison Chadwick, the mastermind behind grow people and creator of bespoke coaching programmes for business leaders the world over, we discuss everything from imposter syndrome to inflated egos, the crucial relationship with your right hand man and the importance of thought diversity within a team.

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Episode 8: Interviews: how to create a great candidate experience

How the heck do you actually interview someone?! We’re rarely given training on this side of work, and whether you’re a founder looking to bring your first team mate on board or a manager with a squad of people already in place, Jo and Rachel are here to talk through the questions you're supposed to ask and how to really get to the bottom of someone’s experience.

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Episode 7: Culture: how to build it, how to survive it and how to move on from somewhere you love

Culture and general vibes are some of the most important things to consider when making a hire - will this person fit? Did you get a good impression when you walked through the door of the office? Formerly the Executive Director of Partnerships at Dazed and now the Global Brand Director of Exposure, Priya de Souza is here to talk about creating a work utopia, fostering talent from unexpected places and how to get your confidence back when you leave somewhere you love.

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Episode 6: Maternity, pregnancy, parenthood and beyond

Put the kettle on because today's episode is a long one. Rachel and Jo speak with HR expert Elma O'Reilly about pregnancy and parenthood in the workplace. From telling your team and managing everyone's expectations while you (potentially) throw up in a bin, through to hiring your maternity cover, all the way to returning back to work.

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Episode 5: Failure: from being fired out of a cannon to rising from the ashes

After a short (long) hiatus, we are back with a brand new episode focusing on job break-ups. You might have joined a company where the role you were promised doesn’t exist, or maybe the business is going through hard times, or perhaps its just not the right match. Rachel and Jo are here to talk you through some of their own personal experiences of being fired, getting made redundant and offer some guidance about what to do when you know things just aren’t quite right..

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Episode 4: #CreativeAchievers: Jeii Hong the All Star Creative Services Guru

Ever wanted to know more about the people working behind the scenes in the creative industries? You're in the right place.... We're delighted to bring you the first of our #CreativeAchievers conversations with the wonderful Jeii Hong. Former Creative Services Director at Stella McCartney, Burberry and Beauty Pie and now fully fledged entrepreneur/consultant working in the fashion and beauty industries with her very own business, Modern Commodities, Jeii talks us through her experience to date and offers some helpful advice along the way.

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Episode 3: Salary Guide: reviews, rants and revelations

Today we're tackling the age old issue of salaries- from knowing your true worth in a business through to how to ask for more. Jo Gilmour is joined by Rachel Saywell-Burr and Stella the miniature Schnauzer puppy to talk through their experiences and topline ideas in order to get yourself ahead in the game.

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Episode 2: Portfolio Guide: your work in progress

Online, Offline and everything in between- today the team are talking about their advice for those looking to collate their portfolio together. From initially creating a body of work when you graduate to being able to present a concise but interesting book when you have a few years of experience under your belt, we'll be taking about those working in Product based positions (centred on Fashion) through to Brand Creatives in Art Direction and Creative Direction roles.

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Episode 1: Interview Guide: from Skype to Awkward Coffees

Welcome to Episode One of How to Hustle with Talent Atelier. For this episode, our Founder, Rachel Saywell-Burr and Director, Jo Gilmour will talk through some tips and tricks about how to get prepared and handle yourself throughout an interview process including advice on navigating even the most awkward situations.

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