Handling election talk in the workplace

With another general election looming on 12 December for the UK emotions are running high throughout the country. Employers need to consider appropriate conduct within the workplace for their employees. You HR have created this guide to help employers with issues relating to elections to try to avoid conflict between employees at this time.

Brexit: A preparation guide for employers

Keeping abreast of the proposed changes ahead of Brexit has been tricky. Here at You HR Consultancy we have been reading the updates with a view to helping our clients to prepare in any way that we can. We have put together a preparation guide for employers with some aspects that we, as Human Resources Consultants, feel are worthy of consideration. As the situation progresses we will continue to keep our clients informed of relevant employment changes.

We are hiring HR Associates!

You HR Consultancy are looking for some new HR Associates to join the team! Would you would like the opportunity to work with some of our exciting Not for Profit (NfP) and Small/Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) clients? Working across our four service line we are keen to talk to associates with the skills and experience in Transactional HR, People and Organisational Development, Organisational Change and Workplace Wellbeing. To find out more about us, our clients and partners and the community work that we are involved in click on the links to explore more.

Supporting Flexible Working

My Story The rise of flexible working and modern technology has opened up new opportunities for employers and has widened the workforce for many businesses. It has given employees a chance to show that some types of work can be completed anywhere and anytime and can increase productivity. Key components of a working relationship such as trust, respect and loyalty improve through this extended way of working, which in turn encourages employee retention. As a working parent juggling school holidays can be really hard and sometimes the cost of additional childcare can make it not worth working at all.  I was really lucky at You HR to be given the... Read More

You HR have signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme

We’re really pleased to announce that we have signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme to become Disability Confident committed. The scheme is really easy to sign up to and can help employers to make jobs more accessible to all with a large amount of help and guidance available. To sign up click https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

I want to sail round the world for a year; how do I ask my employer?

Jim Day, You HR Consultancy’s HR Manager, recently set sail to fulfil a lifelong ambition to travel around the world. You HR describes the process followed to address this request for a career break.

You HR’s 10th Anniversary Silent Auction

To help celebrate our 10th Anniversary we will be holding a silent auction to raise funds for our charity partner Homeless Oxfordshire. If you would like to make a bid please email alice@youhr.co.uk before 6pm on the 12th September. See our list of prizes here.

Competition Time. We need your feedback!

We’re developing our online Academy service: providing online access to a wide range of material across all HR subjects from recruitment and retaining through to redundancy and retirement – with a whole lot in between! We need your help! Please can you spare us 5 minutes to complete our survey to help ensure that we are providing the best service possible? You will be automatically entered into our prize draw to win tickets to our exclusive 10th Anniversary event in September! To enter click on this link to the survey. Thank you for your valuable feedback!

The 3 Things Not to Do When an Employee Raises A Grievance

1. Don’t assume or draw conclusions It’s important to remember that there are two sides to every story and it is vital you don’t make assumptions or draw conclusions without hearing both sides. Facts are key in resolving workplace disputes, without trying to establish all the facts first you are putting yourself at risk of allegations of unfairness. It is rare these situations are clear-cut; the key is to act reasonably and investigate what you can. 2. Don’t avoid the proper procedures When an employee raises a formal grievance, a structured procedure must be followed. If you have a process set out in your Employee Handbook you should refer to... Read More

How not to Engage a Top Performing Team

So many articles have been written about the best ways to engage a team we thought that we would turn it on its head to highlight just what it takes to get a team to engage.  When the points are written from a negative perspective it can really show just how not to do things as an employer! 1. Know nothing about your team Sounds straightforward, and it is! Don’t spend any time with your employees, know nothing about their personal life, background, personal goals or anything that enables you to develop a good work relationship with them. This is an easy way to make your employee feel like their... Read More


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