Category: Workplace Wellbeing

19 July 2021
How do you promote wellbeing for an agile workforce?

With lockdown restrictions easing, but homeworking still as prominent as ever, workplace wellbeing should still be a huge priority for all organisations with strategies needing to be adapted to be as flexible as possible for an agile workforce. It is crucial that wellbeing initiatives are adapted to suit an ever-changing working environment. What is workplace […]

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15 June 2021
Return to Work

With the Prime Minister telling the nation on 14 June that England is to remain in step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown the advice is to continue to work from home where possible. As an employer have you begun to think about the return to work process? Did you begin to communicate plans […]

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3 November 2020
What does wellbeing at work need to involve right now?

In October Jonna's joined B4 for their Workplace Wellbeing event. We're sharing the recording in case you missed the opportunity to see it live. If you would like to find out more about how You HR Consultancy can help you with workplace wellbeing in your business please Email us.

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12 June 2019
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 […]

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3 June 2019
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 […]

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21 May 2019
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 […]

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15 May 2019
Mental Health Awareness at Work

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

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13 May 2019
Business as a force for good

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

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8 April 2019
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 […]

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4 April 2019
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 […]

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2 April 2019
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. […]

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7 March 2019
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 […]

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4 February 2019
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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12 July 2018
Useful Questions on Flexibility During the School Holidays

With the school holidays fast approaching You HR are often asked about flexibility for parents during the summer break.  ACAS have recently published a newsletter containing some of the most frequently asked questions about annual leave during school holidays and we thought we would share them with you.     Can an employee take three […]

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7 July 2018
LGBT Pride Month 2018

Known as the “Mother of Pride”, it was Brenda Howard who coordinated the first LGBT Pride march. As well as sparking the idea for a week of events around Pride Day. These events then developed into the annual LGBT celebrations held every June. Every year the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. […]

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15 June 2018
What Constitutes Healthy Eating

With the healthy eating week nearly done, many clients have been asking me this question, and it’s a very interesting one. You could ask a million different experts or professionals, and get an equal number of different answers. Many experts will have different approaches, or protocols, and advice tends to change over the years. Even […]

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14 June 2018
Diabetes is decimating men

This year the focus of the week will be on men and diabetes.  Men are more likely to get diabetes, more likely to suffer complications, more likely to face amputation as a result of diabetes and more likely to die from diabetes yet the sex inequalities in diabetes have not been fully recognised by health […]

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13 June 2018
Carers Week 2018

Who is a carer? A carer can be anyone! A carer can be 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, and the carer is not paid. A carer could be a young person looking after […]

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20 May 2018
Dying Matters

  This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week and in 2018 the focus is on "What Can You Do... in your workplace?”. This gives us an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national stage. Dying Matters is the biggest campaign in the UK that encourages people […]

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18 May 2018
National Walking Month

The days are getting longer, and the weather has been good, so it's a perfect time to get outside and get walking. Here's why:   Walking is good for your heart During exercise the heart becomes more efficient and delivers more oxygen and nutrients to other organs. Regular walking can reduce the risk of a […]

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