Managing HR can be a challenging task for small businesses who may not have the resources, knowledge or money to successfully run it all in-house.
Therefore, outsourcing the support of a HR company is often the most cost-effective and efficient solution.
At Guardian Support, we know that small businesses generally depend on their staff for success. Professional, well-cared-for staff can advance a business steadily while ensuring that nothing slips through the cracks.
We want to make sure that your staff members get the support they need to in order to excel in their positions so that your business can go from strength to strength. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive package specifically designed for small businesses. Now you can focus on your business, and we can focus on the people and policies that keep it all going.
To find out more about our services and prices, call us today on 0845 874 4073 or drop us an email.
Why Does My Small Business Need Support With HR And Health And Safety?
In every business, there comes a time when a difficult situation arises that you may not be fully equipped for, or have experience of dealing with before, particularly if this is your first business. This can come in many forms, from mental health issues amongst employees to opposition and arguments between two opposing factions. Having the support and advice of your own dedicated HR and Health and Safety advisor is invaluable in these situations.
This is particularly true of circumstances where a close working relationship has been established between you and the employee, which is especially common in small businesses. You may not want to be perceived as being biased towards certain members of staff or letting personal feelings interfere with business decisions. So it is always best to have independent HR support to provide impartial feedback and unbiased HR advice.
In addition to this, our talented consultants create bespoke Health and Safety policies for small businesses, ensuring that you are compliant with UK Health and Safety Legislations. We also create bespoke employment contracts, as well as employee handbooks, so that your small business has all the groundwork it needs to succeed.
What Is Our Small Business HR And Health & Safety Package?
Our Health and Safety and HR for small business services include:
- Unlimited access to our HR and Health and Safety advice line
- Bespoke fully completed contracts of employment & employee handbooks
- Your own dedicated HR and Health and Safety advisor
- Bespoke fully completed Health and Safety policy
- Bespoke fully completed Health and Safety Audit
- Regular updates to any changes in HR and Health and Safety legislatio
Small Business Health And Safety And HR FAQs
Want to know more? Here are the most commonly asked questions we get about small business HR requirements, Health and Safety, and our role in it all.
In the UK, there are no legal requirements for Human Resources. You can choose whether or not to have a HR manager or HR consultant, but the work does still need to be done. If you do not have an HR department, your business will rely on managers to oversee hiring and promotions, workplace grievances, and establish workplace ethics and norms.
When your business reaches 5 or more employees, it is highly recommended that you invest in HR support if you have not already done so.
The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) states that it is the duty of the employer to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees. This includes appointing a ‘competent person’ in the role of assisting with Health and Safety matters, making Health and Safety a legal requirement for all businesses, big or small. The purpose of this act is to reduce the risk of accidents at work.
Without the right knowledge and qualifications, creating adequate Health and Safety procedures, practices and policies can be very difficult for employers. This task requires the right risk assessments and documentation, making a dedicated Health and Safety advisor invaluable.
Since Health and Safety in the workplace should always be treated as a priority, having support from our qualified Health and Safety consultants is not just a legal gain, it is a human one too. In terms of legality, you will be fulfilling your legal obligation by appointing us as your ‘competent person’, and will have the necessary certification to prove it. You will also have a Health and safety policy for small businesses, ensuring you are fully legally compliant.
Our talented HR consultants are highly trained and experienced in what they do. We offer a variety of HR courses, so our HR experts are constantly improving their knowledge and skills in a broad range of subjects. Choosing Guardian Support means choosing the best and most qualified HR consultants.
In addition to this, we carefully select the most appropriate person for your particular business and industry, so that your handpicked HR consultant can offer you the best possible support.
If you want to create a happy, healthy and safe workplace alongside your productive, reliable and skilled workforce, getting expert HR advice and support is crucial. It is possible to navigate human resources on your own, and even to create a safe working environment, but it is extremely taxing to do all of this while also running a business.
In addition to this, having the advice and support of an objective professional allows you to deal with each problem and opportunity effectively and efficiently. Lastly, having help with the legal requirements of Health and Safety is extremely beneficial, while also ensuring that your employees have a safe working environment.