Collection of Polaroids of the You HR team

Mental Health Awareness

In 2016/17, the HSE (Health, Safety Executive) research showed that 12.5 million working days lost due to individuals experiencing work-related mental ill health (namely stress, depression or anxiety)  with 526,000 people (40% of all work-related illness) in the UK reporting work-related stress at a level they believed was making them unwell. Psychological problems, including stress, anxiety and depression, are behind one in five visits to a GP. In 2018 for Mental Health Awareness Week, the focus is on stress, with The Mental Health Foundation reporting that over the last year 74% of people have at some point felt so stressed that they have felt overwhelmed, unable to cope, and a number... Read More

Benefits of Flexible Working

Flexible working is helping employers retain their top performing staff. Here at You HR Consultancy we promote all types of flexible working, ensuring our top talent is retained! All parents and guardians will know the challenge of balancing their working lives with childcare, and research shows the detrimental effects such pressure can have on morale and motivation. Flexible working arrangements to help with the school run or to fit work around childcare are vital in enabling parents and guardians to continue their careers while looking after their children. Employers who discuss flexible working options with staff that choose to exercise their ‘right’ to request flexible working, have a much better... Read More

Are You Switched On For GDPR?

With less than 4 weeks to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, You HR Consultancy Limited are busy supporting their ‘retained’ clients with what they need to do in order to be compliant from an HR perspective. Most of you reading this article will know that ‘G-Day’, as the You HR Team call it, is the 25th May 2018 but many organisations are still not recognising the impact of what the regulations mean for them as an Employer. According to a recent survey undertaken by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), a staggering 47% of the UK’s office workers do not know whether their employer... Read More

GDPR and HR – do you know what you need to do?

  By now most organisation’s will be aware of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on the 25th May this year, are you really ready?   According to Spiceworks (an IT platform company), only 61% of UK organisations are already compliant with GDPR, or expect to be by the 25th May, with only 46% of businesses in the rest of Europe, and a mere 25% in the USA feeling confident they will be ready! Whilst a small percentage of organisations believe they will be fined for not complying with the GDPR, the bigger concern lies with staff feeling that their jobs will become more complex and difficult... Read More

Vacancies at You HR

Who’s Who… Jonna Mundy

jonna mundyMEET JONNA Growing up in London and being the youngest of 24 grandchildren, Jonna was brought up by 3 generations of females in one house, on very traditional values. Starting work in the big city at the young age of 15, by the time Jonna was 22, she was recognised nationally as the youngest corporate manager in Royal Mail, a very male dominated industry. Employed as a project consultant at the time, Jonna was given a new career opportunity to become a Human Resources (HR) professional when others realised her passion and potential to create commercial people solutions.

Celebrating the Launch of You HR Academy

What is You HR Academy? October 2017 is a milestone month for the team at You HR Consultancy Ltd because we are launching our new online Academy! I am truly amazed by what the system looks like and it is fascinating to see our plans that we have worked on for the last few months come to life and look as great as they do. It’s such an achievement – watch out for 2018 and our plans for the Academy to become Award winning! The creation of the Academy was formed after a number of clients enquired if we could provide online training, mainly covering your basic HR needs –... Read More

National Stress Awareness Day 2017

Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. Many different things can cause stress from physical (such as fear of something dangerous) to emotional (such as a... Read More

Kairan’s Black History Month Hero 2017

My Black History Month Hero is Barack Obama due to my admiration of his leadership during his presidency. I truly believe that everybody has a responsibility to lead by example and understand that it’s not about one single person being accountable for all change but it is about one person inspiring and leading to achieve. We need to internalise this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. On November 4, 2008, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois was elected president of the United States over Senator John McCain of Arizona. Obama became the 44th president, and the first African American to be elected to that... Read More

Nichola’s Black History Month Hero

I’d like to tell you some background on my Hero before I move onto why I choose them. Born Steveland on the 13th May 1950, Saginaw, Michigan. Steveland was born prematurely, Steveland was placed in an incubator for life support. However, an excess of oxygen resulted in the scarring and detachment of his retina leading to a condition known as Retinopathy of Prematurity which resulted in his blindness. A fine harmonica, drum and piano player by the age of 10, but it was his voice that got him signed to Motown a year later. Without seeing the images would you of guessed who i was referring too? During the 60’s,... Read More

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