Collaborations

Collaborations

Although we can provide a comprehensive service from our existing team, we recognise that in some areas you need more detailed expert advice. So, we’ve teamed up with those organisations we consider to be some of the best in the business for providing additional services in the areas of Health & Safety, Cloud based HR Systems, Data Protection and Outsourcing Support as part of our Outplacement service.

We create a Project Team with the relevant individuals from within these organisations, and add them to our own SYLO experts, take your brief and then ensure we deliver integrated solutions and results, every time.

A brief synopsis of what each of these organisations can provide is covered below. Please contact us on 01844 216290 or enquiries@sylo-associates.co.uk if you would like to discuss any of these services further.

Health & Safety - EHSC

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EHSC provide an extensive range of health and safety environmental services, to a vast array of companies – large and small, local national and, international.  As a company, they have over 29 years’ experience developing and providing health and safety services around the world.

They are passionate about H&S and their team of specialists are large enough to provide an extensive range of services but, are small enough to care about Clients’ personal needs.  They have a reputation for efficiency, reliability and personal service and their objective is to maintain and improve this reputation to be recognised as providing health and safety products and services of the highest standard.

All Consultants hold at least a NEBOSH Diploma, Part 1 (or equivalent) and have 14 – 30 years’ experience in Health & Safety.  Additionally, they work with external specialist Consultants, most of whom have provided services for many years.

So whether its Legal Documentation and Support you require or Consultancy Advice and Homeworking DSE Assessments; EHSC can provide all this, plus training courses, on-line or on site.

HR System - Breathe

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Breathe: Software that puts your people first.

We’ve worked with Breathe for a number of years as we’ve found their easy-to-use HR admin and rota scheduling software really helps small businesses focus on what matters: their people. In fact, in 2019, Breathe awarded us Partner of the Year!

Their specifically designed Cloud based HR Admin System allows you to swap spreadsheets for software and learn how to put your people first. The System manages:

  • All Holiday planning and requests
  • Storage of all company and people documents safely in the cloud
  • The management of appraisals and people performance documentation
  • The tracking and monitoring of sickness and absence

And, their Rota Scheduling Software helps you to organise your team and week so every shift is catered for. It’s simple, it’s easy to use and it works for:

  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Retail and education
  • Small businesses returning to work

With real-time shift work updates and email notifications, it allows you to create, amend and sign-off rotas quickly and with ease.

If you would like further information, or to talk to us about a free trial, please Contact Us.

Data Protection - Databasix

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Databasix: Bringing people and data together, in order to change the way that data is collected, understood and used.

With the introduction of GDPR in 2018, the way you need to manage and store your data has never been more critical. With serious legal implications for getting it wrong, management of your data needs to be the highest of importance, but it’s not always easy to understand exactly what you are required to do. That’s why we work with Databasix, to ensure all your data is expertly managed and stored, in line with how your business operates.

The three main areas where we work alongside Databasix are:

Data Protection Services
Providing practical support for SME’s in complying with the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Training
Developing and delivering an appropriate training programme to ensure data protection is taken seriously by all staff within your business and no longer viewed as a ‘tick-box’ exercise. We also co-created and deliver our accredited Diploma in Workplace Data Protection with Databasix; a programming specifically for HR Professionals, Operations Directors and Owner/Managing Directors.

GDPR Toolbox
A GDPR Toolbox to give worried Data Protection Leads a set of practical tools to deal with daily data protection challenges, without adding undue burden to their workload.

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Outplacement - Allen Associates

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 Helping you to support your redundant staff

If your organisation has had to make the difficult, but necessary decision to let people go, you will almost certainly want to help them prepare for today’s highly competitive jobs market. Outplacement support can make all the difference.

Collaborating with Specialists

We have teamed up with SYLO | Beyond HR – an award-winning, Oxfordshire-based consultancy – to bring you a range of specialist Outplacement Services and Support.

With so many organisations now looking to restructure their workforces, more and more people are facing redundancy. Outplacement Services can make a real difference to employees who have lost their jobs as well as their employers who, in our experience, almost always want to do the right thing by the individuals affected while reassuring the rest of their workforce that they care.

What is Outplacement?

Outplacement Services provide professional direction and guidance to employees leaving an organisation and who need support in understanding their options as well as practical advice on what to do or where to go next. Organisations that care deeply about their employer brand and invest in their people are often keen to support selected staff members as they transition back into the jobs market at this challenging time.

A Choice of Support Packages

SYLO’s support packages incorporate a wide variety of activities which are delivered through bespoke, online sessions. They are tailored to suit each person’s individual needs and range from skills analysis, CV writing, interview preparation, confidence building and transition support to re-training, self-employment options and even retirement. One-to-one coaching is also available together with specialised assessment tools.

There are different packages available, depending on whether the requirement is for personal support, group support or to include a coaching and mentoring element.

Why invest in Outgoing Employees?

Even in the most challenging conditions, most organisations want to do their utmost to protect their brand reputation and demonstrate that they are socially responsible employers. By providing Outplacement support and services to affected employees, employers / businesses are sending out a strong signal to the individuals as well as the rest of their workforce that they care about their people and are seen to be living their values.

Outplacement provides outgoing employees who may be a particularly low ebb, with a positive focus and much-needed support during what is often a very difficult time.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about our flexible Outplacement Services and Support packages for individuals and groups, please Contact Us

What our clients think
  • During what has proved a very trying time for most businesses, we decided to use the opportunity to rework and update all aspects of our HR & GDPR policies, as well as ensure we had solid and up to date health and safety policies.

    With what can be a very daunting, and complicated set of processes, we engaged SYLO to help guide us through. We have been very impressed with the speed and attention to detail that has been demonstrated by each member of the team.

    Simon Percy, Managing Director, Little Shadow

  • As a small business we outsource our HR and spent some time reviewing various options before deciding on SYLO. We’ve now been supported by their team for over two years; they have handled everything in an extremely timely and professional manner. Communication is quick and clear and regular reviews mean we stay fully compliant with all regulation. The cloud based HR system has proved particularly helpful. I would recommend SYLO without hesitation.

    Gareth Wakefield, Chief Technical Officer, Xerion Healthcare

  • We found SYLO very approachable and professional – they took the time to understand the specific needs of our business and delivered a course which has provided real assistance and focus to time management across the various elements of our business.

    Mark Pelopida | Head of Company Commercial Department (Partner), Machins Solicitors LLP

  • Sarah allows our business to concentrate on the jobs we set out to do, and not have to worry about the HR input with a highly professional service that she provides.

    Stuart Barr, Director Stuart Barr CDR Ltd, BarrJoinery Ltd & BarrKitchens Ltd

  • SYLO delivered on the brief by matching me with an excellent coach, Elizabeth, and someone that I trust implicitly.

    The coaching is an invaluable investment of my time and enables me to step off the treadmill, re-focus and ensure that I am in the best position possible to execute my duties and add value to this fantastic business.

    Rich Blunden, Group Managing Director, Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

  • I have had the pleasure of working with SYLO since March 2018 and I honestly couldn’t think of a better team to work with. SYLO joined Breathe’s Partner Programme in 2015, since when they have offered Breathe HR as part of their retained service packages they provide to their clients. These include pro-active support which enables SMEs to focus on their people, rather than admin. SYLO have achieved Breathe Gold Partner Status and in recognition of their many successes and their excellent service, they were named Breathe Partner of the Year 2019 at our annual partner conference.

    The team at SYLO are all passionate about the service they provide which is fully tailored to their clients’ needs. This is one of the many reasons they stand out from the crowd. They are an absolute joy to work with (I feel like I’m an extension of their team!) and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to SMEs.

    Bethan Roles, Partner Account Manager, Breathe

  • Sarah and Sally from SYLO are loyal and enthusiastic supporters of Lord Williams’s School. Their involvement includes the development and delivery of a range of Sixth Form workshops with an employment related focus, providing work experience placements, and attending the School Business Breakfast meetings. The advice and guidance that SYLO | Beyond HR provide is based on extensive business experience and a specialised knowledge of people recruitment and management. When working with our students, Sally and Sarah adapt this experience to the classroom situation to successfully engage and inform our young people in their preparation for the workplace.

    I am delighted with and very grateful for the support SYLO has shown Lord Williams’s School and I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with them in the coming years.

    Nicky Stallwood, Personal Development Curriculum Manager, Lord Williams’s School, Thame

  • As the recently appointed voluntary Commercial Director of a small town sports club I was faced with the daunting task of establishing employment contracts with my part-time bar and catering staff, and also putting in place an HR documentation system. With the support of SYLO this has been accomplished to my total satisfaction and at a cost that I consider very reasonable. The SYLO team that I have worked with have been very fast, efficient and extremely professional and I cannot recommend them more highly.

    David Leggett (Marlow Sports Club Commercial Director)

  • We have been working with the SYLO | Beyond HR team for over five years now and in this time they have proven proactive, reliable and flexible.  Their approach to training development and delivery is clearly client focused.  ​The ​training delivery has been adapted​ to different levels of people within the business as well as different needs, ​plus the impact of some of the team being in different countries. They come with new ideas regarding programme content and delivery techniques too,​ which has allow​ed us to be agile in ever changing situations​, especially prevalent this year.  The feedback from delegates is that the programmes are both educational and enjoyable.  Most of all, though, I know I can rely on SYLO to deliver a great programme on request, making my job managing the training easier.

    Claire Madle, Training Advisor, Jonas Software

  • Having appointed SYLO for a one off project for our organisation we were extremely impressed by their understanding of the situation. The confidential professional manner how they approached the project, and how they gained the confidence of those taking part. Which resulted in a very comprehensive and informative report which will be of great use to us in the future, so much so, we have asked SYLO to undertake another project for us.

    Ann Midwinter

  • We contacted SYLO back in 2013 as a growing company in need of some HR support. Having experienced a period of fast growth we needed to take a step back and review where we were and what we needed to do to ensure we had a strong HR infrastructure from which to grow further. SYLO have proved invaluable in helping us find our way through the complexity of HR policy and procedure.

    Since the initial contact, we have doubled in size and the partnership between Doig Furniture and SYLO has gone from strength to strength. They have been there every step of the way providing endless support with everything from recruitment to employment contracts to business development, and everything in between!

    Duncan Doig, Managing Director Doig Furniture