15 May 2019
We talk to Ian about ways in which to support employees with mental health concerns.
13 May 2019
B4 Members learn what it takes to become a B-Corp
2 May 2019
We’re really pleased to have received our Silver award from Breathe. Breathe is a a cloud HR software solution designed to take companies away from employee admin, giving them time to spend on the development of their business and people. We find it useful to log our client time and track our annual leave in a centralised system.
25 April 2019
See our latest vlog on ways to manage stress at work by Holly and Emma.
8 April 2019
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
4 April 2019
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
2 April 2019
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
18 March 2019
Whilst we wait for a full and final position on Brexit and the negotiated exit terms between the UK and the EU and a date of when change will take place, there will nevertheless be an impact on EU nationals working in the UK. To help understand what employers need to do, our article sets out key information you need to know and provides certainty as to the impact on EU citizens currently living and working in the UK and how you can best support them. ‘50% of respondents to our recent survey stated that they did not fully understand the application process for EU nationals applying for settled or... Read More
7 March 2019
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!
12 February 2019