Violence in The Workplace in The UK

Violence in the workplace is not a new phenomenon, but since the pandemic began, it has become increasingly problematic. Affecting hundreds of thousands of workers in the UK alone, this is an issue that affects individuals’ mental and physical wellbeing and safety. Not to mention the workplace culture that your organisation may develop if it […]

How Can Employers Mitigate Work-Related Stress

Pressure and some level of stress in the workplace are inevitable and can even prove helpful in some instances. However, too much pressure can lead to high levels of work-related stress. This is a growing issue across the globe – one that does not only negatively impact employees but also the organisations in which they […]

How to Promote Equality & Diversity in the Workplace

In 2020, a study conducted by ADP revealed that, in the UK, more than a quarter of the workforce had experienced discrimination in some form. In the twenty-second century, it seems strange to think that we’re still dealing with issues around gender, race, age and other forms of discrimination.  Tackling the issues of discrimination and […]

Prime Minister Unveils ‘Living with COVID’ Plan

It has been a whirlwind of a journey throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and although we weren’t sure we’d ever see the end of it, it seems we just might this week as the Prime Minister has set out the Government’s plans for living with and managing COVID-19. Restrictions are set to end this week with […]

UK Budget: What is changing and how to prepare your business

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveiled the Government’s future spending plans in last week’s UK Budget, revealing his plans to focus on the “post-Covid” era and work towards an “economy of higher wages, higher skills, and rising productivity”. His budget proposes to support the people with the cost of living and repair the […]

UK Fuel Shortage: What Employers Need to Know

A number of petrol stations across the UK have temporarily closed due to issues with transporting fuel. There is an ongoing shortage of HGV drivers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the effects of Brexit which has led to a shortage of petrol and diesel at some of BP’s and Ess’s stations. The […]

Help – I have an employee who won’t return to work –what can I do?

Since 19th July 2021, stay at home advice in England and Wales has been lifted and employees are no longer required to work from home.  However, we have given lots of advice about this recently as many employees don’t want to return to work, and employers are now left wondering what to do.  In short, […]

COVID-19 Human Resources Frequently asked Question & Answers

At Guardian Support, we receive lots of enquiries and questions from our clients.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. Please note that this information was correct at the time of release, the Government guidelines and rules are expected to change. Please look out for our debrief update. Our team are here to […]

Mandatory: COVID-19 Vaccine in Care Homes: Employer Guide

It was announced on 22nd July 2021 that employees working in care homes in England will be required to have both COVID-19 vaccinations to carry out their roles. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 was legislation passed that enforces this new requirement to but grants exceptions to those […]

Health and Safety Detriment Protection Extended to Workers

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the health and safety of individuals in the workplace to come under much closer inspection, meaning that employees are now more aware of what steps they can take if they believe their employer is not providing a safe working environment. Section 44 of The Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA) […]