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22nd May 2020 – COVID-19 Employers Update

It’s been a busy few weeks with the Government’s announcement of the return back to work and updated guidance to the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme (CJRS) and detailed below are some of the key changes. Holiday and furlough confirmed The Government has now confirmed that employers can ask an employee to take holiday while on… Read more

Homeworking – This is all New to Us – 7 Tips to help!

In light of the current circumstances we are working in, we are frequently being asked what does the law say in relation to managing home workers and ensuring their safety when using Display Screen Equipment (DSE).  Many organisations are looking to continue working in a similar manner after lockdown.  How can we ensure the safety… Read more

The Importance of Wellbeing at Work Right Now

  Mental Health Awareness Week takes place this year beginning on 18th May.  In 2020 we will start that week having experienced at least 6 weeks of being in “lockdown”.       For many, our life and work experience changed significantly on 23rd March when lockdown began and for others, life is changed forever. … Read more

HMRC Webinars – Book Your Place Now

The Government & HMRC have published a range of online webinars in support of people, employers and businesses.  These new LIVE interactive webinars give you the opportunity to ask questions using the on-screen text box. These sessions are very popular, so book your place now: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme: supporting businesses and employers dealing with… Read more

The New Normal

  Do you fear change? The word “change”.  A verb that entices very different reactions from people.  Use the word with some and they get excited but, for others, this word can be frightening.  Why?  Well, it can be down to someone’s predisposition or, indeed, down to their history.  Think about it; what did change… Read more

Successful Team Leadership during Lockdown

Who remembers the school summer holidays of our youth? Seven weeks of unbridled fun, where you may have had to do a temporary job and a bit of housework, but otherwise your time was your own. It was your time to go out with friends, enjoy a romance, do the things that you wanted to… Read more

Furlough claim portal is now open – 20th April 2020

The Claim Portal is NOW OPEN The Government have made available information about how and when to access the system to claim for Furlough employees with some more information about what you will need to have ready before the system goes live. They are also updating employers on an important change to the scheme relating… Read more

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) – Employee FAQs

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) – Employee FAQs – 14th April 2020 SYLO Associates can support and provide advice and guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and can help you to navigate through the process and provide the necessary templates for your use. Full guidance was issued on 26 March 2020, and subsequently updated… Read more

Webinar: Don’t Leave Me This Way

Watch Now Description: Every time staff leave do they take a little part of you with them? Whilst you may not want to say goodbye to members of staff, our experience has shown that companies rarely run through a data protection exit checklist. In our 4th webinar with Kellie Peters from Databasix, Sally White discussed what processes business… Read more

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough)

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to 30 June 2020 SYLO Associates can support and provide advice and guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and can help you to navigate through the process and provide the necessary templates for your use. Full guidance was issued on Thursday 26th March 2020, and this is our summary. … Read more

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Extended to 31.10.2020

The coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended to the 31st October 2020 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of October Furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500 New flexibility will be introduced from August to get employees back to work and boost economy… Read more

Managing Remote Teams Well

Recent events have brought about many changes for businesses with a large number of people working from home.  For a business this means thinking about how to create a new way of managing a team remotely.  For some organisations this is “business as usual” and for others this is new territory, but we can learn… Read more

COVID-19 – Employer Updates

SYLO Associates intends to provide practical and straightforward advice for your business and your people during this Coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 is unprecedented, and to help your business continue trading, we are providing links to the information you will require to keep up to date with the latest government and specialist health advice.  We are publishing Employers… Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): employer response guide – (CIPD – 18.03.20)

What should employers be doing in the current situation? Organisations should focus on planning and prevention with both urgency and calm. Do what you can to immediately protect staff and to plan for possible disruptions if things escalate. The latest Government advice is that people should work from home wherever possible so you should take… Read more

17th March 2020 – Covid-19 – Employers Update

SYLO Associates advice for employers to manage Coronavirus (Covid-19) The new coronavirus disease, officially named COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. As the virus continues to spread extensively, it’s likely to pose a significant challenge to many organisations. Latest news The Government has announced that the UK has now moved… Read more

Coronavirus – the latest updates

For the latest updates from the CIPD and the Government on the Covid-19 situation Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus covid-19 Getting Homeworking right – CIPD update – 17th March 2020 Coronavirus: Three days more sick pay for self-isolating workers Workers will get statutory sick pay from the first day off work, not… Read more

4th March 2020 – Covid-19 – Employers Update

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation escalates SYLO Associates decided a business and employee focused update would be useful. This update includes useful links to the ACAS, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and CIPD detailed information. For the latest updates click here Useful contacts UK Government – Coronavirus: latest information and advice  UK Government – Foreign travel… Read more

Virtual HR Clinic @ Harwell Campus

Award winning HR Consultancy, SYLO Associates, are now taking bookings for a Virtual HR advice clinic on 18th March. Lynsey Willis, Senior HR Business Partner and Consultant, will be holding this clinic on line between 10.30 am and 1.30 pm – 20 minute slots are available to book with Lynsey via email on We… Read more

Webinar: GDPR for Recruitment

“GDPR for Recruitment Free Webinar” is our  3rd co-hosted webinar with databasix. Sally and Kellie discussed whether or not your ‘recruitment campaign is GDPR compliant’.     If you are responsible for recruitment within your company, have you ever considered the following: how certain are you that your recruitment processes and systems are GDPR compliant? are you… Read more

World Menopause Awareness Day – Turning back the clock….

With an increasing percentage of women in the workplace, World Menopause Day 2019 on Friday 18th October raises awareness that this is no longer something that women should suffer in silence. For every ten women experiencing menopausal symptoms, six say it has a negative impact on their work. The CIPD is asking all employers to… Read more

Wear Red for Show Racism the Red Card Day

SYLO Associates are supporting Wear Red for Show Racism the Red Card Day on Friday 18th October 2019. #WRD19   Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism education charity, established in 1996. They are working daily in schools throughout England, Scotland & Wales delivering anti-racism workshops to more than 50,000 young people every year, while… Read more

Diverse Workforce? Is Your Business Ready for the Future World of Work?

There has never been a time when the UK’s workforce has been more diverse. Encompassing different working patterns, part timers and remote working to name but a few. With all this to contend with, it is no wonder that employers whilst viewing their employees as individuals sometimes tend to treat them all the same. Maybe… Read more

Time Management for You and Your Team – 11th September 2019

SYLO Associates highly experienced trainer, André Bozon, will be presenting a Time Management workshop. Would you like a bit more “me time”? 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… Read more

Advanced Management Skills

Award winning HR Consultancy SYLO Associates are providing the Advanced Management Skills workshop, aimed to improve your leadership skills and team motivation. Tickets are £125 + VAT Don’t miss out – book your space now. Read more

Winner – SME of the Year Award – South & Vale Business Awards

  Double Celebrations’ for Oxfordshire-based HR Consultancy SYLO Associates Leading HR consultancy, SYLO Associates, based in Thame, has been recognised at The South & Vale Business Awards by winning SME of The Year award for South Oxfordshire. The awards, sponsored by Milton Park, were announced earlier this month and coincides with the company’s celebrations of… Read more

SYLO Associates – Customer Experience Survey

SYLO Associates Customer Experience Survey In their 10th year in business, the Directors of SYLO Associates, Sally White and Sarah Stevens, decided to review the products and services provided to our clients. Starting with a ‘Customer Experience survey’. The survey started with an introductory email to our established core of retained and regular clients. Followed… Read more