Collection of Polaroids of the You HR team

Top 10 tips for supporting a carer in the workplace

This Carer’s week we wanted to share our thoughts and experiences on supporting an employee who is also a carer.   Carersweek.org reported that 61% of those surveyed last year said they had suffered a physical ill health as a result of caring. What are you doing to support your employees that are carers?  A carer is anyone who cares for a friend or family member who is unable to cope without support due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction. This person is an unpaid carer. New figures suggest that unpaid carers looking after others living with an illness, disability, mental health condition or as they grow older are seven times more likely to be lonely themselves. Not being able to... Read More

Men’s Health Week 2019

For Men’s Health Week 2019, the Men’s Health Forum has pulled out the key numbers for men. Men of all ages, policy-makers and service-providers alike all ask what they can do to improve men’s health. So knowing a few simple numbers can make all the difference. This is a time to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to do something about it. Whether it’s targets for treatments or percentages of patients, health care is drowning in numbers. Which ones really matter? How can You HR Consultancy assist you... Read More

Dementia Awareness Week

I’ve written this article because I have first-hand experience of caring for someone with Dementia. The Dementia in the person that I cared for started around 5 years ago. At first, I assumed it was just that we all get a little forgetful, it seemed to stay like this for many years, then as time went on it become clear it was more than being a little forgetful and that it was Dementia. It is one of the saddest illness I have witnessed. Care and compassion play a big part in someone that you are caring for. People with Dementia are prone to becoming confused about their whereabouts and even... Read More

Mental Health Awareness at Work

We talk to Ian about ways in which to support employees with mental health concerns.

Business as a force for good

B4 Members learn what it takes to become a B-Corp

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

Jonna & Nichola take on the London Marathon Challenge!

This year Jonna and Nichola are really excited to be taking on the challenge of the London Marathon. They’re raising money for The Alzheimer’s Society and would really appreciate any money you can donate to support. Visit their Just Giving Page and help them reach their £5000 target. Go on our Twitter, Instagram & Facebook pages to follow their training progress!

Finalist for SME of the Year Award 2019

We’re so proud to be chosen as a Finalist for the upcoming South and Vale Business Awards in the SME of the Year South Oxfordshire category!


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