Author Archive | Jill Maidment

How to Avoid Poor Hires

How to Avoid Poor Hires With the cost of poor hires being as high as 40% of the employees’ annual salary, added to the knock on negative effect on teams, morale and engagement, the ROI of a robust recruitment and selection process, which includes proven talent assessment methods, can be very high. Despite an estimated […]

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An Interesting Afternoon in Newport!

An Interesting Afternoon in Newport! It was a busy afternoon at Rodney Parade and a real privilege to meet the Mayor of Newport, David Fouweather, and to catch up with the former Mayor and Councillor, Matthew Evans. Then it was an absolute pleasure to meet former All Black and Coach at Benetton Rugby, Kieran Crowley, […]

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Executive Business Mentor Required

Executive Business Mentor Required Natural Talent is pleased to have a very specific requirement for a highly experienced Executive Business Mentor for 2 – 4 hours per month over a 6 – 12 month project.  Meetings will be either face to face or virtual, with the Mentor ideally being based in the South of England/Ireland […]

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How Candidates Successfully De-select Themselves for a Role

How Candidates Successfully De-select Themselves for a Role Below are some real life examples which have been shared by recruiters regarding the self-sabotaging behaviours of some candidates.  How interviewers decide what attitudes and actions are acceptable or not, depends on the culture and values of the organization that is recruiting.  Those who go ahead and recruit anyway, despite […]

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Associate Executive Coaches Required

Associate Executive Coaches Required Natural Talent is pleased to be looking for additional Associate Executive Coaches, who are resident in the South and South West of England, South Wales and London. You will need to have a certified Coaching Qualification and be able to demonstrate a minimum of 500 hours of Executive Coaching experience with […]

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Good Win for the Dragons against Worcester

Good Win for the Dragons against Worcester It was a good 33 – 27 win for the Natural Talent sponsored Dragons against Worcester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup this evening with some more young players making their debut. Many congratulations to Natural Talent sponsored scrum-half, Charlie Davies, on his 50th appearance for the Dragons. And in […]

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Natural Talent Sponsors Gavin Henson

Natural Talent Sponsor Gavin Henson Natural Talent have secured the sponsorship of Gavin Henson at Dragons Rugby, where he plays fly-half.  Henson is a former Wales and British and Irish Lions player, who contributed to the Dragons win against Bordeaux-Begles in the European Rugby Challenge Cup at the weekend. Jill Maidment, Director of Natural Talent, […]

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The Environmentally Friendly Greenhouse at UWE

The Environmentally Friendly Greenhouse at UWE It’s been good to be back working at UWE in Bristol again this week.  And continuing to practise what I preach to ’embrace January and Winter’, by not having my head down under an umbrella, I noticed the new high-tech Envirotron ‘greenhouse’ on campus – which actually appears pink! […]

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Views from a Varied Week at Natural Talent

Views from another Varied Week at Natural Talent I am a big advocate of variety being the spice of life and when someone is struggling with a lack of creativity I often suggest changing their environment to increase motivational levels.  Taking time out to leave the office for even just an hour can be really […]

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