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From Good To Great

When I decided to set-up as an independent consultant in the early spring of 2009, I had no idea that my vision would become the successful, thriving business that it is today.

Written by: Jonna Mundy

By the Summer of 2010 the consultancy was registered as a Limited company and I wrote my first 5 year business plan – setting out a vision of what I wanted to achieve.

We took a trip down memory lane writing this article and dug out a few pictures (above) that show our first website, our wheel of services and our vision. We have come a long way since we’ve been established and have grown from strength to strength, yet our vision remains the same…

Our 2020 vision has not lost sight of our sole purpose – to be of value and enable growth for Not for Profit and Small Medium Enterprises, through great ‘people focused’ solutions.

Now, in 2018 the implementation of our 2nd Business Strategy is well under way. We have refreshed our colour palette and recreated our service lines to be branches of our ‘Tree of People Growth’ each branch with its own unique colour.
Our values and behaviours are embedded in all we do and this shows in the feedback we receive from the people we work with.

“Trust, expertise, professionalism and genuine care are four words that come to mind when I think about You-HR… A keen and genuine aim to contribute to the wellbeing of the Oxfordshire Business community. Collaborating with and supporting individuals and businesses alike.”

Wendy Ball, Head of Events, Ashmolean Museum

Our website has been refreshed to vibrantly set out how we stand out from any other HR Consultancy, as well as our business cards.

When we launched our 2020 vision we also created our Marketing Strategy to support our business plans for growth… you may have seen our increased presence on social media or networking events?

A huge part of our success over the last 2 years has been through our B4 membership and all the support we have received from the internal team and members – we really wouldn’t have got this far without them and we are truly grateful!

2020 Vision – You HR Consultancy aims to:

Become known as the leading Human Resource (HR) and Organisational Development (OD) Consultancy in Oxfordshire. Delivering purposeful ‘best practice’ solutions in every client engagement. Demonstrating value through open and transparent measurable objectives that provide sustainable growth for Not for Profit (NfP’s) and Small Medium Enterprises (SME’s) that share our passion for people and community development.

What Can We Do For You?

We have redesigned our brochure to explain more about our four service lines and our postcards are generating real interest! We wanted to share with prospective clients how we can ease the pain that can be experienced when dealing with ‘people matters’ in the workplace. Each postcard (see boxes above) has a question and on the reverse a description of the services we offer.

We are actively looking at how we can support Not for Profit organisations, including generating funding to enable us to collaborate on specific HR projects with them. Or to simply offer Small Medium Enterprises to be their extended HR arm through our Retained HR service. Through this service we conduct an HR Audit that generates an annual prioritised plan of actions that we can focus on, with clear objectives that can measure our success in client growth and improved people management.

Our Business Strategy has also introduced a number of great partnerships, one of these being with breatheHR. A online cloud based HR system that can simplify your every day HR needs. We can assist our clients in implementing this system and the best part about it is that the system is free for our Charity clients!

You HR in partnership with breatheHR

Employee self service is an easy function of the system to use and book annual leave, maintain their own employee record, appraisal, record training, 1:1’s, as well as performance and objective monitoring.

Managers can authorise employee requests, such as annual leave, expenses, record their own information on appraisals and 1:1’s and also run reports on employee data that will enhance managment intelligence employee information.