Collection of Polaroids of the You HR team

From Good to Great

When I decided to set-up as an independent consultant in the early spring of 2009, I had no idea that my vision would become the successful, thriving business that it is today. By the Summer of 2010 the consultancy was registered as a Limited company and I wrote my first 5 year business plan – setting out a vision of what I wanted to achieve.

My Day at You HR

Interesting in hearing more about working for You HR? Here is a snapshot into the working life of one of our part-time employees, Matt: I have been working at You HR for nearly a year now and it has made me feel more confident workwise, and in talking to people. My day begins at 10.00 at You HR on Wednesdays and Thursday. Once I have looked at the jobs list I like to crack on with it. When I need a break I have a drink and have a look at what treats are available. I like the treats there are often Haribos or chocolate. I then get back to... Read More

First Day of Work Experience

My first day of work experience was a very nerve racking one as I really didn’t know what to expect as it was my first time doing anything like this. As I walked up the road to the main office I felt more confident as I thought how bad can it really be. Pushing open the door a rush of excitement came over me as it all seemed real at last. The staff made me feel welcome keeping me occupied by asking me all sorts of questions and giving me a brief of the next two weeks, I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders when the other work experience... Read More

Useful Questions on Flexibility During the School Holidays

With the school holidays fast approaching You HR are often asked about flexibility for parents during the summer break.  ACAS have recently published a newsletter containing some of the most frequently asked questions about annual leave during school holidays and we thought we would share them with you.     Can an employee take three weeks holiday during the school summer break? As long as the employer agrees to the request then yes, the employer will look at the levels of staff off at any one time and they may agree to someone taking three weeks leave. However, they can also refuse this request if too many people are off.... Read More

LGBT Pride Month 2018

Known as the “Mother of Pride”, it was Brenda Howard who coordinated the first LGBT Pride march. As well as sparking the idea for a week of events around Pride Day. These events then developed into the annual LGBT celebrations held every June. Every year the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world. LGBT or Gay Pride is a movement that celebrates sexual diversity. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people it is a way of protesting about discrimination and violence. It... Read More


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