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Talk Staff

Belper, Derbyshire, UK

Talk Staff logo

Talk Staff

Belper, Derbyshire, UK



Established in 2009, Talk Staff is a full-service people consultancy and works with clients throughout the UK to improve their business performance through people.

We cover all elements of the people lifecycle - Including:

- Demand and Attraction


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Rich Stokes

18 February 2019

Good reliable service, excellent knowledgable team who ensure compliance at all times.


Sally Murray

18 February 2019

Cannot recommend these guys enough. We are a start up social enterprise and they have been extremely generous with their time and patience in getting our payroll up and running. No question too stupid! So so thankful for their help. More...


Philip King

29 July 2018

Excellent service. All communications are very clear and prompt and always receive a quick reply to any questions that I have.Gina and her team have removed the worry about running our payroll and the setup and processing of our workplace pension has been very straight forward.I can highly recommend Talkstaff. More...


Steve Nicol

29 July 2018

I have always found the staff to be helpful and knowledgeable. The weekly payroll is turned around very quickly; which fits in perfectly with the timescales that we have for our weekly paid staff. All in I would be very happy to recommend them More...


ck4 limited

29 July 2018

We have found Talk Staff to be efficient, helpful and professional with dealing with our payroll.They provide fantastic value for money and are easily contactable to ask for help and answers to questions.



29 July 2018

Talk Staff are efficient and extremely helpful with all manor of queries and issues.


Lisa Hughes

29 July 2018

I had never had to run payroll before so wasn't really sure what I was doing and what was involved. Gina helped me through the process and answered all of my questions promptly and with great patience - even the daft ones! I would highly recommend Talk Staff. More...


Vinny Burke

29 July 2018

A truly excellent partner. Incredibly responsive. totally knowledgeable. And all staff are a pleasure to interact with. Every now and then you encounter an organisation that is run exceptionally well - this is one of them. I recommend them highly!


T Elg

29 May 2018

I was looking for work with an immediate start in the East Midlands area and was called by Jordan Smith from Talk Staff Recruitment on the same day I applied online. He offered me temporary work within 2 days of our initial conversation and invited me to his offices in Belper to register with the company. The whole experience has been first class and Jordan has been available to speak to at all times by email and text. The company he found for me were friendly and I I have loved working for them whilst applying for full time positions. Many of my current co-workers have also worked through Jordan and everyone has spoken highly about him. If you are looking for work in Derbyshire or the surrounding areas, contact Talk Staff and ask for Jordan - excellent recruitment agent: polite, helpful and trustworthy - he genuinely wants to find you a good contract and work conditions. More...


Elisha White

29 May 2018

Brilliant place to sign up with. One of the team members Jordan was very helpful & supported me through out the start up process and continues to support if I ever have any enquiries.



29 May 2016


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Getting regular feedback from clients that are genuinely grateful for the help we give them to keep on track.

Our people are the biggest and most exciting part of our business growth journeys and without them, we wouldn't succeed. That's why it's important to make sure that you have strategies and support in place drive engagement.

We don’t sit behind an email address... In fact, we prefer to talk and get to know you and your business better, so that we can find ways to help you more.



Successful businesses understand their goals and objectives and are therefore able to align all their strategies to them. They understand that people underpin future success, but unlocking your people’s potential is more challenging than ever. Finding the right staff with the appropriate skills, knowledge and values is challenging. Recruiting new employees as your business grows and replacing staff that have left all takes time and money and failing to get the right person at the right time can be catastrophic. Our people consultants can coach you and your business on best practices to ensure that your people are always at the heart of your business. Services - Coaching Directors, Shareholders, Business Owners and People Managers to develop the best People Functions in line with business objectives - Developing sustainable People Strategies aligned with Employers Short, Medium and Long Term Business Plans - Driving the People Agenda at Board Level (Board Advisory Services)

A businesses culture is its personality. It’s the way that people not only behave within their roles, but it’s the way they describe the business to people outside your organisation. It’s the answer you get from someone when you ask them “So, what is it like to work there?” If the people in your business answer this positively then the chances are you have a good culture, and a positive workplace culture improves teamwork, morale, productivity, efficiency… basically all the key areas that everyone wants improved! But, like most things culture can always be improved, and those improvements will directly affect your profit! Our people consultants can work with you to cultivate a workplace where employees are happy by creating processes to enable anonymous feedback and continuous cultural improvements. Services - Working with Employers to Develop a Positive Employee Culture - Defining Internal Culture Vs Aspirational Culture - Internal Employee Engagement Surveys - Developing Internal Culture through Employees - Providing Meaning to Vision, Mission & Values - Employee Communication Projects

Selling your business as a best place to work is becoming as competitive, if not more competitive, as selling to your customers. Unemployment rates are decreasing, talent pools are shrinking, and the job market is heavily favouring candidates. The secret to attracting the right people to your business is just like attracting customers to it, differentiation. In this case you are differentiating yourself from other businesses and showing top talent why they would want to work with you. Our people consultants will be able to work with you to help your business stand out from the crowd and actively make people want to work with and for you. Services - Reviewing and Planning Demand for Talent now and in the future - Identifying and Implementing Strategies to Attract Talent in Skills Short Markets - Developing Sustainable Talent Attraction Strategies - Developing Employer Brand for Talent Attraction - Designing and Running Assessment Centres for Volume Recruitment Campaigns - Finding Talent through Recruitment and Selection Services

Onboarding new employees is a high-pressure process for everyone involved. You’ll need to roll out the welcome mat for them to ensure they feel like a valuable member of the team, while also making sure they’re prepared for their first days on the job, don’t forget to introduce them to everyone… but how will they remember everyone’s names? The bottom line is that they’ll need to know everything about your business and how it operates, and they’ll want to know it all as quickly as possible in order to add value and become competent within their role. You need processes in place that cover a wide range of topics and business aspects. Our people consultants are highly experienced at developing and implementing these processes to ensure that your new talent is excited about their first days within your business, not nervous. Services - Developing Business Owners, Directors and Managers Interview Skills to ensure the right Talent is hired aligned with the business objectives - Creating Values Led Talent Selection Processes - Reviewing, Designing and Implementing Engaging Employee Onboarding Journeys from Application, through to Day 1 and the first 90 Days - Reviewing and Drafting Employee Contracts, Offer Letters, Handbooks and GDPR Privacy Statements

High performing teams don’t happen by accident. They require a lot of groundwork, and If you want to create one you need to know what they require. Common goals, values and behaviours are all key but how do you instil these within your business? Is communication open and honest both horizontally as vertically? Is there a supportive environment? Do people trust each other? Can performance be measured? Trying to create a high performing team can leave you with more questions than answers, so it’s easy to see why they are rare. Our people consultants are highly experienced at developing a culture of learning and implementing processes to ensure that progression and development are at the core of your business. Services - Creating and Developing High Performing Teams - Developing Talent Progression Journeys - Creating Meaningful Employee Development Plans - Providing Telephone and Face to Face HR Support across Employee Relations and Legal Compliance - Drafting HR Documents, Policies, Processes and Letters - Managing Employee Performance including Difficult Conversations

Retaining talent within your business is critical to success, keeping your best employees helps customer and employee satisfaction, sales and ultimately it stops them going to your competitors. Early 2019 39.7% of Brits revealed that they dislike their current job, which means that 39.7% of your workforce could be unhappy! While they may all have different reasons for this there are certainly key themes emerging that need to be addressed. Salaries, colleagues, development opportunities, benefits and most importantly management. Afterall “People don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses”. You need to be able to perform a full situational analysis of where you are, where you need to be and how you’re going to get there. Our people consultants can help you every step of the way by addressing all of the key elements of a retention strategy. Services - Creating and Developing Employee Retention Strategies - Designing and Running Retention Focused Engagement Surveys - Salary Benchmarking - Reviewing, Defining and Launching Reward and Benefits - Developing Positive Exit Interview Processes (Employee Exit Journey) - Separation Data Analysis & Improvement Projects