The People Management Toolbox

At el:talking we make difficult conversations easy. Drawing on our own experience as managers, we develop e-learning modules, training videos and checklists that show how to handle difficult conversations.  Our people management toolbox is designed and priced to fill a gap in the market for soft skills resources that are affordable and easily accessible.  All our tools are useful to managers in a company of any size, from young, high growth business to established SME or large corporate.  They are mapped to ILM qualifications and can be accessed anywhere, anytime on all devices. We also have a curated range of compliance based e-learning suitable for new starters and refreshers….a complete toolbox ready to go.

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Training Videos

  • Streamed for only £25
  • Map to ILM qualifications
  • A useful training resource!
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  • Downloadable on Request*
  • Upload to your LMS or any device

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Our bite-sized, just-in-time videos show how to handle difficult conversations.  They cover a variety of management skills, from giving employee feedback to conducting performance reviews and managing change.  Each video comes with a script and an e-book that includes a checklist.  You can stream it, download it* to your laptop or upload it to your LMS.  We’ll even let you view before you buy.


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E-learning Modules

  • One course for just £25
  • Buy credits in advance at £25
  • Allocate courses to learners
  • Full tracking and reporting
  • Or upload to your LMS
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Our e-learning modules provide more in depth learning and development for managers.  Each one includes relevant video(s) and a checklist, to help you quickly and efficiently learn how to handle a wide range of people management issues.   They can be licensed for any number of employees, from one to infinity, and uploaded to your LMS or a white label el:talking LMS.

We have even curated a range of compliance related e-learning so you have access to a one stop shop.

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Your Own Cloud

  • Custom branded for £500
  • Buy credits at £25 per course
  • Allocate courses, track and report
  • Call us to get set up
  • We can design bespoke modules
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For some time now, e-learning resources have favoured large corporates; too often the tools are either expensive or only accessible to companies with their own Learning Management System. Or both.

We have set out to change all this. You can use our e-learning cloud or simply have your own, branded, for just £500 plus VAT. Select the modules and videos you need for your people and assign modules at just £25 per course per learner.


“I like el:talking videos because they are visual; you can see two people in action tackling a difficult subject. This gives managers ideas. And they are short.  Everyone has got 5 minutes to spare.  If just one manager handles a difficult conversation well and avoids a grievance, or worse, these tools will have saved a lot of management time and employee grief.   It’s got to be worth it.”

HR Manager, Clare College, Cambridge

“The ‘just in time’ videos are a helpful resource for managers, to highlight examples of both good and bad practices, and how to avoid common pitfalls, whilst getting the best from your staff. Used alongside the helpful checklists, the short and concise videos are an invaluable resource for managers.’”

Alex Davies, Workplace Law

“These short videos are extremely helpful in delivering a clear message on how to and how not to tackle difficult conversations”

Sam Strauss, Suitcase TV

“The video showed me that it’s how you ask an open question to get the best from my staff.”

Abi Froggat, Trojan Cleaning Services

“easy to stream and down load for a quick memorable refresher before having those difficult conversations”

Hitech company, Cambridge

“We use these videos as part of our ILM programme, they are useful in putting over short messages that are then used as discussion points and the basis for role play, they are also accessible as part of our Management Library giving access any time to managers who would like a refresher themselves or are coaching and mentoring a more junior member of the team”

Allison Miller, Human Resources Manager, MM UK Ltd