Collection of Polaroids of the You HR team

Stress Awareness – how to manage your stress at work

See our latest vlog on ways to manage stress at work by Holly and Emma.

New Charity Partner: Homeless Oxfordshire

We’re really pleased to announce our new Charity Partner Homeless Oxfordshire. “Homeless Oxfordshire is the largest provider of supported temporary accommodation for homeless adults in the county. Each night we accommodate 220 people. But we are more than bricks and mortar. Through ten innovative projects, we provide the person-centred support people need to recover from homelessness for good.” We’re looking forward to volunteering with them soon. To find out more please watch their video https://www.youtube.com/embed/TY-EK8xHRqY

Stress Awareness Month

In 2014/15, the HSE (Health, Safety Executive) research showed that 16 million people were experiencing mental ill health problems each year and stress was a key factor with 440,000 people (40% of all work-related illness) in the UK reported work-related stress at a level they believed was making them ill.   A poll that You HR recently ran showed that an overwhelming majority found workload caused them the most stress.  Psychological problems, including stress, anxiety and depression, are behind one in five visits to a GP. The Mental Health Foundation reports that 74% of people have at some point felt so stressed that they have felt overwhelmed, unable to cope, and some individuals’... Read More

Supporting colleagues with Autism

Recently https://styleacre.org.uk/ provided us with some tips on working with colleagues with Autism. We feel strongly that neurodiversity – the different ways in which the brain can work and interpret information – should be acknowledged within the workplace. An article from http://www.acas.org.uk/ describes neurodiversity further as:  It highlights that people naturally think about things differently. We have different interests and motivations, and are naturally better at some things and poorer at others. Most people are neurotypical, which means that their brain functions and processes information in the way our society expects. However it’s estimated that around 1 in 7 people (more than 15% of people in the UK) are neurodivergent. Neurodivergence... Read More


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