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) […]

What Should Employers Do If They Are Concerned About an Employee’s Mental Health?

Mental health has become a prevalent topic over time and all-the-more important during the Covid-19 pandemic. Rightfully so too as the pandemic has seen a spike in the number of people reporting mental health issues at work, and many experts have indicated that a mental health pandemic could be on the horizon.   The first step to aiding with […]

Winter Safety Advice For Employers

Every year we await the inevitable winter weather, but always seem surprised when it arrives bringing the UK to a standstill. Recently, temperatures have been frequently dropping below freezing with snow and frosty winds and if previous years are anything to go by then we may have weeks of it still to come!

A Guide To Writing Redundancy Letters

Last year, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a steady rise in the number of redundancies in the UK. By the end of December the number of redundancies had reached a record high of 370,000  with the number likely to still rise throughout 2021 as businesses continue to feel the impact […]

How To Conduct Staff Appraisals

As we kick off a new year, many employers will be assessing their systems and processes to find ways in which to improve.In doing so, you may come across some business practices that you don’t currently provide which could have a positive impact on your employees; one of these being staff appraisals.  Staff appraisals, or […]