On-Going Support

Keeping you legal

Employment law changes, don’t get caught out.

Employment law changes frequently; we will keep on top of these changes, and alert you to legal updates when they are relevant to you. We keep our standard policies up to date, so that as the law changes we will adjust policies as needed. This means you can relax knowing that your employment policies will always be up to date with the law. We also add new policies from time to time.

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Support in handling disputes

Professional, confidential support for you and your team

Anyone running a business or charity needs to talk to someone about some aspect of managing people at some stage.

Our HR consultants are there when you need them, whether it’s to talk about an HR issue with one of your team or to support you personally. We are happy to support your business by email, by phone and when needed on your site. We can give you qualified advice, but we also will make it practical for small businesses like yours.

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GDPR Compliance

The GDPR regulation comes into effect on 25th May 2018 replacing the current Data Protection Act of 1998: standardising and strengthening the rights of citizens and employees to data privacy.

Private data must meet new standards of transparency, security and accountability.  Employees will be entitled to find out what data you store, how secure it is and the purpose of holding it on electronic and paper files.

To comply with the new regulation, you will need to obtain consent from your employees to keep this information on file.  Non-compliant companies can face fines up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20m (whichever is highest) for serious offences such as not gaining sufficient consent.

Guildford HR can help draw up a straight forward action plan for your business, contact us today so we can help you understand what you need to do, discuss your business needs further. Guildford HR will offer practical solutions and can consider different options to help you today. There is still time to be compliant.

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Company Polices and Procedures

Getting everyone on the same page

We can supply you with a template of company polices, procedures and standard documentation.

Alternatively we find that often, one size does not fits all, so we prepare employee documentation suited to your business. We aim to help you protect hour business against legal claims and to comply with the current employment legislation.

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Staff handbook

Clarity for you and your team

Employment policies are not a legal requirement, but they certainly are crucial documents when it comes to employing people and we strongly recommend that you have a set which are appropriate for you and up to date. Employment policies set out how your employees should behave in a variety of situations while working for your company. After all, telling people what you expect of them is important if you want them to behave a certain way.

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Health & Safety

Protecting people, property and possessions

For a small business, Health & Safety legislation can be daunting, but it is important for employers to ensure that the health and wellbeing of their employees is protected. It is also a legal requirement with potentially large costs and penalties if you don’t follow the law.

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Employment Contracts

Custom created employment contracts to protect you and your team

Employment law requires you to give a written employment contract to all of your employees within two months of them starting work for you. We do not recommend that you use standard employment contract templates. The right employment contract for one company may well be unsuitable for a different company, and it is important to use one which is appropriate for your needs.

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Redundancy

Ensuring your business understands the correct processes

We can supply you with a template of company polices, procedures and standard documentation. Alternatively we find that often, one size does not fits all, so we prepare employee documentation suited to your business. We aim to help you protect hour business against legal claims and to comply with the current employment legislation.

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Sickness and Absence

How to treat people fairly and within the law

Most managers at small businesses and charities don’t know how to deal with sickness. It is important to treat people fairly and in compliance with the law.

Short-term absence In small businesses short-term absence can be a real hassle, sometimes meaning you need to get last minute

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Employment Law Advice

How to act fairly and responsibly

Going through a Disciplinary process with one of your employees is stressful and can be very disruptive, especially for a small business. However, it is important to follow the correct legal procedure to prevent your business from getting a claim. Follow all the steps, this is often difficult for business owners, and it does require

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Testimonials

  • Gemma covered the HR manager's position when we were "inbetween" managers in a temporary capacity. During this time Gemma fit in very quickly and was able to add value on various HR areas. Very nice to work with and deals with people in a very professional and supportive style. She is also good humoured and added positively to the team.

    Graham Feltham

    Statpro Group

  • Angie is an exceptional VA! She is highly focused and organised and approaches all aspects of her work with efficiency and professionalism. Excellent communication means that Angie’s work is always exactly what we need and asked for, often exceeding expectations. Angie is a great asset and valued member of our team.

    Stevette

    Cre8tive Space Limited

  • I have worked with Tracey Barney for many years. We have worked on several different commercial projects together. Tracey has a broad sales and marketing experience, and has specific knowledge of HR, supply chain and project management.   Tracey has always had a keen interest in "people solutions" and has significant experience in applying this skill to a broad range of business challenges and achieve positive outcomes.    

    John

    Bridgethorne Limited

  • I had the pleasure of working with Tracey for more than 10 years on business restructures, and projects related to new product development.

    Her drive, determination and commercial acumen were an asset to the business and we enjoyed many successful collaborations. I'm looking forward to our next project together! "

    Andy

    Acre Technical Services Limited

  • Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work with Tracey on an SAP system implementation, where the implications touched all colleagues and the fundamental ways of working and structure of the Business. Tracey takes a very pragmatic but active role with both Change and Talent Management, and is comfortable to operate at all levels of the Business to support and introduce required changes.

    Julie

    Paice Consulting Limited

  • Guildford HR supported me this year with a complex Grievance and Disciplinary matter. The process was well managed and support was delivered when I needed it. Apart from understanding the legal implications to the business concerned, Guildford HR were able to suggest a pragmatic solution on the best way forward for both parties.

    Guildford HR has commercial experience as well as being able to concisely tell you what you need to know to protect your business; I found them to be both efficient and affordable.

    Debbie

    Anything HR Limited