Our next networking breakfast meeting on Tuesday 25th September 2018 at Hartwell House Hotel & Spa from 7.30 am – 9.30 am. The topic will be “Brexit in Buckinghamshire”. The speaker will be Marco Dias, Policy Officer, Buckinghamshire County Council. Attendance is £20 and includes a full English or continental breakfast. We do hope this event will… Read more
Do Summer Perks improve Productivity?
The Summer of 1976 was the hottest summer on record, so far, but is the Summer of 2018 set to break that record? We all love nice weather and let’s be honest, there is nothing the British love talking about more than the weather. So why not get your employees talking about how great their… Read more
Handling Difficult Conversations and Meetings
Our visit to Number 10 – What Rural Businesses need to grow!
Director and Co-Founder of HR Consultancy SYLO Associates, Sally White was recently invited, through OXLEP and Enterprise Nation, to join a select group of other Rural Businesses to meet with Jimmy McLoughlin, the Prime Minister’s Business Advisor at Number 10 Downing Street. We were asked to identify and task the Chancellor of the Exchequer on… Read more
Webinar – GDPR: Understanding Subject Access Requests and Preventing Data Breaches
With GDPR coming into effect on 25th May, there may be many questions you still have. That’s why SYLO Associates have partnered with EasyWeb and Databasix to walk you through Subject Access Requests and how to prevent data breaches. Lots of people logged on, earlier this week, to the free 1-hour webinar, where Sally White, Director… Read more
Business Hub hosts Paralympian Martin McElhatton
SYLO Associates and Machins Solicitors were delighted to host our quarterly Business Hub breakfast meeting at Hartwell House on Tuesday, with guest speaker Martin McElhatton, CEO of WheelPower & Paralympian. It was a very special and inspiring morning listening to Martin share his experiences through his business and involvement in the Paralympics – “WheelPower – Transforming the… Read more
EAT gives landmark judgement on shared parental pay – HR Inform
This month, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has handed down its judgement on a direct sex discrimination case involving shared parental pay. Shared parental pay was not direct sex discrimination The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently decided that paying women on maternity leave more than men on shared parental leave was not direct sex… Read more
Flex your Corporate Muscle – Corporate Social Responsibility – Are you doing your bit?
SYLO Associates attended a Reciprocate event held in collaboration with Oxfordshire Community Funding, which focused on businesses encouraging their employees to volunteer in the community and become Trustees of local charities. Corporate Social Responsibility via employee volunteering provides significant benefits to businesses and employees, as well as having a huge impact on charities at the… Read more
6th Form vs. Apprenticeships vs. Collage – My View
by Maggie Armstrong Gaisford – work experience student with SYLO Associates February 2018 Deciding between these life choices is hard to do. However, depending on what you want to do in the future may make it easier to decide. If you have a strong idea of a career path you would like to follow, the… Read more
Aylesbury Business Hub – Tuesday 5th June 2018
Our next invitation only Business Hub breakfast meeting for 2018 is on Tuesday 5th June at Hartwell House Hotel & Spa from 7.30 am – 9.30 am. Our topic at this meeting will be “WheelPower – Transforming the lives of disabled people through sport”. The speaker will be Martin McElhatton, CEO WheelPower & Paralympian. Attendance is £20 and includes a… Read more
FREE WORKSHOP – Time Management for You and Your Team – 5th July 2018
SYLO Associates highly experienced trainer, André Bozon, will be presenting an introduction to Time Management. With Time becoming an increasingly precious commodity, this workshop looks at how individuals can make the most of it. André will take guests through the different considerations we need to be aware of when managing our Time effectively. There is no one method that works for… Read more
“How SME’s Prepare for Post-Brexit Britain” – B2B lecture
Paul Nicholas, an Associate with SYLO Associates, recently attended the B2B lecture, ‘How SMEs should prepare for post-Brexit Britain’, which was sponsored by Unipart and Oxfordshire Business First. The keynote speaker was Matthew Fell, Chief of Staff at the CBI and part of their senior leadership team. Matthew has been with the CBI since 1999… Read more
Company Pension Minimum Contribution Increases planned by Law (phasing)
By law, under automatic enrolment, minimum pension contributions are required to increase over time on set dates, those dates being 6th April 2018 and 6th April 2019. The following information will hopefully answer questions regarding employer and employee contributions. Source: The Pensions Regulator As an Employer are you ready for these contribution increases? Do you know about the increases… Read more
Contract of Employment – The Basics. 3rd May 2018
FREE GDPR Seminar – How Ready is Your Business? 18th April 2018
Sales for Growth Workshop – Wednesday 7th March 2018
GDPR Seminar Feedback
With GDPR increasingly in the news, SYLO Associates held this GDPR seminar, “How ready for GDPR is Your Business?”, to give local businesses an informative guide to becoming GDPR compliant. Attended by over 30 different businesses, from IT to Event Management, everyone went away feeling clearer on what they need to do prior to the May… Read more
ee – Employee Engagement Awards 2017 – Finalist
SYLO Associates were delighted to be nominated as finalists in the Employee Engagement Consultancy of the Year Award 2017. This award focuses on the efforts and achievements of consultancies that aim to bring employee engagement into the forefront of a business. The consultancies that deliver their expert skills to the benefit of their clients and… Read more
Developing You and Your Team Workshop – January 24th 2018
General Data Protection Regulations 2018
“How Ready for GDPR is your Business?” On Wednesday 18th April 2018, SYLO Associates will be hosting a free seminar to address this new legislation. On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into affect, yet recent surveys suggest that over 60% of small and medium size businesses have yet to consider the implications… Read more
ee Employee Engagement Awards – SYLO Associates are finalists!
We are delighted that 2017 has culminated in SYLO Associates becoming Finalists in the Consultancy of the Year category in the ee Employee Engagement Awards. Sarah and Sally will be attending the Awards Ceremony on the 25th January at Wembley Stadium, which is really exciting for us. As finalists in the Consultancy of the Year category in The 2017 ee… Read more
Tax-free Childcare – Enrollment ends December 2017
Tax-Free Childcare is available to around 2 million households to help with the cost of childcare, enabling more parents to go out to work, if they want to, to provide greater security for their families. Tax-Free Childcare was introduced on 21 April 2017 and is being gradually rolled out over 2017, with parents of children aged under four (on 31… Read more
Why do you need Contracts of Employment?
In all businesses the golden rule when it comes to employees, is that they need to feel they are all treated fairly and consistently. The best way to achieve consistent Terms & Conditions is to produce contracts of employment for all employees; ensuring both the employer and the employee are clear on the foundations of… Read more
Where do you go for HR advice when you need it?
In this day and age, with more and more legal requirements impacting on businesses, if you don’t have an in house HR team, where do you go for HR advice? First of all you need to ask yourself, what do you need? Do you have an immediate issue that needs an urgent response or have you… Read more
Redundancy – how to handle it.
Redundancy generally happens when a business needs to reduce the number of employees, either because the company is closing or a particular part of their work is no longer required. There may also be a reason for a downturn in trade and as a manager or owner this may be worry to you. A couple of… Read more
Business Hub – 29th November 2017
Our final invitation only Business Hub breakfast meeting for 2017 is on Wednesday 29th November at Hartwell House Hotel & Spa from 7.30 am – 9.30 am. Our topic at this meeting will be “The Selling Mindset”. The speaker will be Mark Williams – Director of Sales-Mind. Attendance is £20 and includes a full English or continental breakfast.… Read more
It’s Autumn – here are 10 things that happen in the workplace!!
It’s that time of year when the summer tans are fading fast, the leaves are starting to change colour and everyone is on a the countdown to (sorry!!) Christmas – 83 days if you want to know…… With the changing of the seasons come all the other changes that we all experience at work. Here are… Read more
Business Hub Invite – Tuesday 26th September 2017
Standing up against race hate
There’s growing evidence of a deeply troubling spike in racism and race hate across the UK following the recent EU Referendum. We are standing up against race hate. SYLO Associates, in conjunction with our Professional Body the CIPD, are supporting a campaign by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), encouraging employers to show leadership… Read more