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Yolk Recruitment's podcast, covering all things career, employment and HR related.

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Yolk Recruitment's podcast, covering all things career, employment and HR related.

    HR Insights: Menopause and Workplace Adjustments (June 2023)

    HR Insights: Menopause and Workplace Adjustments (June 2023)

    In this HR Insights session we focused on the important topic of Menopause in the workplace and what adjustments can be made by both HR teams and business owners. Once again, we were joined by resident speaker and employment law specialist Anna Denton-Jones of Refreshing Law who was on hand to advise on all legal aspects of addressing the impact of Menopause in the workplace.We were also thrilled to have Niki Haggerty-James, the Business Development Manager of Health & Her, an expert in women's health and Menopause, who will be delivering a guest speaker talk to shed light on the impact of Menopause in the workplace.The session focused on topics including: 

    The latest Menopause statistics and figures


    Effectively addressing Menopause-related issues in the workplace


    The financial implications for businesses


    The legal considerations for business owners and HR teams


    Common signs and symptoms of Menopause 

    Listen here for an enlightening and informative session where you can gain practical knowledge, guidance, and actionable takeaways on supporting employees experiencing Menopause.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    HR Insights: Sexual Harassment in the workplace (March 2023)

    HR Insights: Sexual Harassment in the workplace (March 2023)

    The MeToo movement, which started in 2017, brought to light the widespread issue of sexual harassment in various industries and the workplace. The movement, which began as a hashtag on social media, encouraged survivors of sexual harassment to share their stories and sparked a global conversation about the prevalence of this problem.
     
    As a turning point for so many industries, it has encouraged employers to expand on their policies and training programs, and to keep working towards creating a more inclusive work environment for all employees. As employers, we must continue to make progress in preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace. 
     
    In this episode of HR Insights, Anna Denton-Jones from Refreshing Law delves into the important topic of sexual harassment in the workplace. With the Me Too movement making headlines, Anna discusses its effects and an employer's current legal duties. She also explores the proposed new statutory duty to prevent harassment and how it differs from the current legislation. In addition, Anna provides insight into the involvement of the police in harassment cases, victimisation claims, and the typical lifecycle of a complaint.
    During the podcast, Anna responds to thought-provoking questions from participants and shares her first-hand experience of dealing with sexual harassment cases as an HR professional. Whether you're an employer, employee, or simply interested in this crucial issue, this episode offers invaluable insights and expert guidance. 
     
    Anna-Denton Jones, Refreshing Law
     
     

    • 1 hr 40 min
    HR Insights: Mental Health and Trauma Responses in the Workplace - 22nd November 2022

    HR Insights: Mental Health and Trauma Responses in the Workplace - 22nd November 2022

    How has the pandemic affected people's mental health and how should employers handle it in turn?
    In this special episode of HR Insights, we were thrilled to be joined by special guest speaker, Dr Jen Daffin, Community Clinical Psychologist and Trauma Informed Practice Lead from Platfform.
    As mental health problems have been made increasingly worse by ongoing crises, it is imperative as employers that we take the time to look at what we can do to assist our employees.
    As we discussed in our previous session, Managing Conflict in a Burnout World, employers should take a position of understanding the problems their employees are facing with a holistic approach. The ‘whole-self’ environment at work brings an expectation for workplaces to look at the support that they can provide.
    In this HR Insights session, we explored the psychology behind the trauma caused by the pandemic, what has changed in terms of what employers will see in work, and how employers need to think differently in the responses they make going forward.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    HR Insights: Managing Conflict in a Burnout World - 20th September 2022

    HR Insights: Managing Conflict in a Burnout World - 20th September 2022

    In this special episode of HR Insights, we were thrilled to be joined by special guest speaker, Leah Steele, a burnout and resilience mentor and coach who founded Searching for Serenity.
    As HR professionals, managing professional conflicts and avoiding employee burnout are two key factors to the job. On the back of a global crisis, and the unpredictability of the working world and changing work/life balances, businesses are reporting an uplift in work related conflicts and staff struggling with workloads.
    Fostering healthier workplaces is a necessity at any time, but particularly because of a crisis that has intensified job demands and drained job resources.
    In this HR Insights session, we explored what burnout looks like in the workplace, how to identify the potential pitfalls to create a more sustainable and resilient working environment and the top 10 tips to manage the conflict that arises as a result.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    HR Insights: Recruitment Accessibility & Removing Barriers - 8th June 2022

    HR Insights: Recruitment Accessibility & Removing Barriers - 8th June 2022

    ​In a special HR Insights session, we partnered with Leonard Cheshire to discuss how we can make recruitment as accessible and diverse as possible.
    Diversity within the workplace offers businesses a huge range of benefits, including better problem solving, employee engagement, increased profits and better decision making, but a conversation about diversity cannot be had without first talking about disabilities. 
    In Britain alone, over 14 million people have a disability or long-term condition. While they make up over 21% of the population, or one in five people, it may surprise you to find out that only 54% of disabled people are in employment. Disabled people have to apply for more than 60% more jobs than non-disabled people in the UK.  Do you feel confident hiring a disabled person?
    In this special HR Insights session with Kirsteen Allison of Leonard Cheshire and Anna Denton-Jones from Refreshing Law Ltd, we explored how we can empower employers to identify and remove barriers that prevent disabled people entering the workforce, and how to increase their recruitment accessibility.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Diversity Champions - Episode 4 - Kirsteen Allison from Leonard Cheshire

    Diversity Champions - Episode 4 - Kirsteen Allison from Leonard Cheshire

    We are thrilled to welcome our latest guest to Yolk’s Diversity Champions podcast; Kirsteen Allison – Disability Awareness Trainer at Leonard Cheshire.
    In conversation with Nici Jones of Yolk Recruitment, this podcast covers Kirsteen's experience as a disabled person and the work she does to remove barriers and increase disability inclusion and what employers can do to start their disability inclusion journey.
    A big thank you to Kirsteen for joining us on this episode, we thoroughly enjoyed the conversation!

    • 30 min

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