We are proud to be a Gold Partner with Breathe.

SYLO | Beyond HR. have been working with Breathe for over 7 years and we love the simplicity and afBreathe Gold Partnerfordability of this HR Software, we even use it ourselves!!

To arrange your 1 month FREE trial, email Sharon today.

Breathe is the people admin software your team will love. Intuitive, straightforward and user-friendly. The success of your company is about managing your people — not paper. By focusing on simplicity and ease of use, Breathe is a cloud-based HR software solution designed to tame the chaos, so that you can get out from behind the desk and lead your people.

Cumbersome HR systems are officially a thing of the past. Keeping all your user information in one place and automating all those time consuming human resource administrative tasks, Breathe transforms the way you do HR. With customisable reports, automated and streamlined processes, this HR system gives you the tools you need to support your business. It’s GDPR compliant too!

Centralise user data
A system where you can easily and safely access all your HR data from anywhere with internet connection.

Approve and monitor holiday requests
Holiday management is simple with a straightforward holiday allowance display, user-self-service, and a central holiday calendar.

Manage user absence
Easily manage and monitor sick leave and absences with the manager dashboard, central calendar and reports functionality.

Streamline reports
Spot important trends by generating custom reports that show only the information you need.

Organise documents
Securely store or share documents with specific users, knowing that all your company and user documents are in one easy-to-use location.

Track expenses
Easily manage expense claims and generate reports to help calculate budgets and spot trends.

Breathe Leave

Set permissions & organise
Set line manager and user permissions to simplify your day and use the automatically generated tasks and email reminders to keep you on track.

Boost performance
Promote peer-to-peer recognition and give praise, manage appraisals, increase communication channels, set one-to one meetings and manage objectives.

API system integration
Streamline information across your favourite systems and be rest assured knowing that your data has synced perfectly between platforms.

All that and access to SYLO’s very own Breathe Guru, Sharon Smits, who can arrange a demo to show you how Breathe can work for your people and your business. We will also support you with uploading all your employee details.

Our Breathe Gurus, Maggie and Sharon, underwent some great additional training with our Breathe Partner Natalie.
Module Master

It was all about some updates to the software and understanding the additional Modules that are available:
~ Rota, Time & Attendance

  • Is the perfect solution if you’re looking to switch from spreadsheets to online rota-management
  • Leave paper in the past and say hello to the smarter way for your clients to schedule their teams’ shifts.
  • With handy email & in-app notifications – as well as super-easy navigation, your clients & their people will always be on the same page.
  • Help keep your clients compliant by capturing & storing timesheets electronically.
  • Breathes timesheet software makes it easy to report on hours worked by location, employee or position.

~ Recruitment

  • From receiving CVs to meeting the team, Breathe allows small businesses to take ownership of every step of the recruitment process.
  • Create and share new vacancies, assign applicants to recruiters, and much more – all within our easy-to-use tool.
  • Applicants can attach additional documents – cover letters and portfolios, giving all the information needed whilst keeping everything in one secure place.
  • As soon as a candidate applies, they’ll automatically be added to Breathe as an applicant. From here, you can add notes, reject, archive, shortlist, or invite them to an interview.

~ Expenses

  • A simple way to track and submit employee expenses.
  • Submit claims, upload receipts and submit for approval – all in a matter of minutes.
  • Approve and track claims at the touch of a button & instantly view expenses history and outstanding payments.
  • Reports highlight expenditure trends and expenses data can be exported to Excel in an instant.

~ Learn

  • Breathes’ new online learning tool comprising of 4 free courses. 3 FREE Breathe user courses plus a FREE ‘Acceptable internet use’ course, designed to help your team to get the most out of Breathe.
  • With additional paid training courses covering topics such as GDPR, information security, discrimination and much more, Breathes’ Learn module helps to maintain compliance among your  people.
  • Training courses designed to build on your employees’ soft-skills – whether that be leadership, emotional intelligence or running effective virtual meetings.
  • Streamline your onboarding process with ready-made training courses designed to get their new recruits up to speed.

We love expanding our Teams’ knowledge so we can keep on improving the service we offer to our clients!!

If you are interested in learning about Breathe in general or would like more specific information about any of the above modules, please do email us on enquiries@sylobeyondhr.com 

Or if you’d like to arrange your 1 month FREE trial, email Sharon today.

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 proactive 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.

Natalie Bate, Partner Account Manager, Breathe, Horsham

What our clients think
  • ​I found working with Sally incredibly comfortable.  She helped me to define the real issues and then guided me through figuring out a solution. This resulted in a huge shift in the workload I was carrying to manageable levels, greater and welcomed empowerment for the talent in my team, and a manager (mine) who was fully up to speed on what was actually going on.

    Georgina Carey, Senior Manager – Transport For London

  • The coaching sessions I had with Sally were hugely empowering, nurturing and constructive. Sally provided a wonderful and safe space in which I could reflect on where I am and where I want to be. She helped me work through and build practical strategies, laying down a personal plan for how to progress and reach my goals. I would recommend SYLO’s services to anyone looking for a tailored and forward-thinking approach to professional and executive coaching.

    Hannah McCracken, Client Services Director – Global Management Consultancy

  • 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 – Barr Group, Thame

  • The wonderful support from SYLO Beyond HR has enabled us to ensure our foundations are in place to support growth, whilst also maintaining and driving the culture that is important for us to have in place.  They have truly worked in partnership with us and provide consistent support to help us drive priorities forward.

    It’s great to have an HR partner that feels part of our team, is available for whenever something comes up and that continues to work with us as our organisation grows.

    Carolyn Hicks, Co-founder/CFO COO – Brill Power

  • SYLO delivered on the brief by matching me with an excellent coach, Elizabeth, who I trust implicitly…the coaching ensures 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, Berkhampstead

  • We met with SYLO to discuss creating an in-house Leadership Programme and felt confident in their ability to help us deliver our vision.  They designed and delivered various modules and one-to-one coaching for the Leadership.  

    The SYLO team pivoted from face-to-face to online training during the COVID-19 pandemic and our employees were able to continue to learn and develop. It has been a pleasure to work with the SYLO team this past 5 years and they continue to contribute to our business success.

    Claire Madle, Training Advisor – Jonas Software, Wallingford

  • SYLO | Beyond HR. are great to work with – they are challenging but supportive, highly skilled and adaptable. Together we have developed a sharp, focused appraisal process, to enable managers to be more consistent, staff to develop their professional capability, and the school to provide competencies-based evidence of staff performance. 

    Maxine Evans, Head Teacher – Rush Common Primary School, Oxfordshire

  • 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, Partner – Machins Solicitors LLP, Luton

  • We contacted SYLO back in 2013 as a growing company in need of some HR support. SYLO has 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 our partnership with SYLO has gone from strength to strength. They have been there every step of the way providing endless support from recruitment to employment contracts, to business development, and everything in between!

    Duncan Doig, Managing Director – Doig Furniture, Thame

  • We are looking forward to SYLO Beyond HR helping us sustainably grow our business in 2022. Our people are at the core of our services and with SYLO’s retained support, we will be able to nurture and grow our team with the right HR frameworks in place to succeed. Exciting times ahead! 

    Lexi Clarke, Agency Director – Action Rocket, London

  • Businesses must act and not just speak the words of inclusion but support the world to become more equitable. We needed support to guide these conversations within our agency and to get the whole team involved in creating change.  SYLO | Beyond HR gave guidance and clarity to create an agenda over 6 engaging workshops with experienced facilitators.  This year we look forward to working with SYLO on developing more training sessions and organisational process improvements. 

    Lexi Clarke, Agency Director – Action Rocket, London

  • We outsource our HR and have been supported by SYLO for over two years; they have handled everything in a timely and professional manner. Communication is clear and regular reviews mean we remain 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, Bicester

  • We appointed SYLO for a one-off project. The confidential, professional manner in which they approached the project, gained the confidence of those taking part resulted in an informative report of great use to us in the futureso much so, we have asked SYLO to undertake another project for us. 

    Ann Midwinter – Thame

  • During COVID-19, we decided to rework and update all aspects of our HR & GDPR and health and safety policies. We engaged SYLO to help guide us through what can be a very daunting, and complicated set of processes. We have been very impressed with their speed and attention to detail.  

    Simon Percy, Managing Director – Little Shadow, London

  • Sarah and Sally from SYLO are loyal and enthusiastic supporters of Lord Williams’ School. They deliver sixth form workshops with an employment-related focus, provide work experience placements, and attend the school business breakfast meetings. Sally and Sarah adapt their experience to the classroom situation to 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

  • We are coming up to our second anniversary of using Breathe HR and I can honestly say we would be lost without it now.  It’s improved our HR recording beyond measure with everything being secure in one place and no paper files!!  The massive time-saver is the annual leave functionality, which is automated and intuitive and makes the whole process painless. I have a bird’s eye view of it all. 

    Seana McLachlan, Office Manager – Doig Furniture

  • 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, Sports Club Commercial Director – Marlow

  • CEA have been working with SYLO for 3 years now. We’ve been very happy with their continued support. They are knowledgeable, professional and offer a wide range of useful services.

    Josh Axford, Head of Operations – The Centre for Effective Altruism