Category: Workplace Wellbeing

16 May 2018
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 […]

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13 May 2018
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 […]

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1 November 2017
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 […]

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30 October 2017
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 […]

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23 October 2017
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 […]

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18 October 2017
18 days into not smoking “and I’m feeling good”

Having been a smoker on and off for just over 30 years (when I was told as a juvenile teenager that it would ‘stump my growth’), I thought it was the answer I was looking for – to be ‘in with the gang’ and to stop growing – 5ft 11inches, weighing 7 ½ stone, I […]

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17 October 2017
Jonna's Black History Month Hero 2017

Nelson Mandela I’m not quite sure why I am so drawn to South Africa, I have often wondered if I descended from this beautiful country in a former life. Maybe it was following his release on TV in the February (11th) of 1990 that intrigued me, as a teenager I couldn’t quite comprehend why he […]

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13 October 2017
Toni-Dee's Black History Month Hero

At You HR Consultancy we are celebrating Black History Month 2017! As a team we have each chosen a Black History Month Hero who has inspired us. We want to celebrate these significant individuals and the impact they have had on the world. We all have commitment to Inclusion, Equality & Diversity. As a team […]

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10 October 2017
World Mental Health Day 2017

Having searched for a while as to what is the best ‘happy’ picture to use for our World Mental Health post today, I’ve settled on this from Chibird… why? Because it simply sets the scene for what I wanted to share… Someone, somewhere will believe in you – whatever your circumstances, whatever you’re going through, […]

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7 February 2017
Pre-launch team building day! Love what you do...

What a day, what a team. Its been a busy few months, organising new offices, a new website and taking on You HR's latest shining stars, so we decided it was the right time to give the office a break and take it to the streets for a team day. Thankfully our recruitment is so […]

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16 January 2017
HR Review: Yoke talk about four key essentials to a healthy workplace

This week we have launched a whitepaper on wellbeing at work. The paper, by leading wellbeing specialists, Yoke Consultancy, talks to us about the four key essentials to building a healthy workplace: www.hrreview.co.uk/whitepapers/create-healthy-business Starting with Investors in People and the Confederation of British Industry, the whitepaper tells us about the importance of leading with a […]

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11 January 2017
CIPD News: Money worries burden one in four employees

The New Year inevitably acts as a trigger for people to face up to festive spending splurges and plan for the future. Our timely research, published today in partnership with Close Brothers, reveals that a quarter of UK employees are battling with financial anxiety and it's impacting their ability to do their jobs. One in […]

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10 January 2017
Workplace Challenge: We're in, are you??

Companies and organisations across Oxfordshire are invited to take part in the 'Workplace Challenge'. The aim of the programme is to promote sport, physical activity and health improvements across the UK's workplaces. You HR are fully involved with lunchtime running, bike rides to work and star jumps at our desks (!!), the question is, what […]

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