We are proud to be a Gold Partner with Breathe.

SYLO | Beyond HR. have been working with Breathe for over 6 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.

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

What our clients think
  • 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!!  It even helped us during the COVID pandemic, enabling us to easily distribute process change notifications, monitor furlough, sickness and even vaccination status.  The massive time saver for me though is the annual leave functionality.  Everything is automated and intuitive, so even our guys that aren’t especially comfortable with technology were able to pick it up quickly and now love how easy it is for them to not only book leave, but also see how much they have left, what they’ve already booked, who else is off etc.  It just makes the whole process painless and I have a birds eye view of it all.

    Seana McLachlan, Office Manager, Doig Furniture

  • 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, Luton

  • SYLO | Beyond HR. are great to work with – they listen and respond to individual needs, are challenging but supportive and are highly skilled and adaptable. Our work with them has enabled us to develop and implement a sharp, focused appraisal process, which will enable managers to be more consistent, staff to develop their professional capability in a targeted way and the school to provide competencies-based evidence of staff performance.

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

  • 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, Thame

  • 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, Bicester

  • 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, London

  • Amongst the business disruption of 2020 also came the stark reality that businesses need to act and not just speak the words of Inclusion, but support the world to become more equitable. We needed experienced support to guide these conversations within our agency and to get the whole team involved in creating change, in the way we work and the work we do.  SYLO | Beyond HR was able to give guidance and clarity to create an agenda over 6 engaging workshops with 2 experienced facilitators.  The work doesn’t stop there and this year we look forward to working with SYLO on developing specific training sessions and organisational process improvements.

    Lexi Clarke, Client Services Director, Action Rocket, London

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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 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 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, Thame

  • 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, Thame

  • 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, Berkhampstead

  • From the moment we met with SYLO to discuss our ‘blue sky thinking’ in creating an in-house Leadership Programme, we felt confident in their ability to help us deliver our vision.  SYLO played an intrinsic part in the development of the 12-month Leadership Programme.  As well as expertly designing and facilitating our Development Centre, they were engaged to deliver various modules and one-to-one coaching for the Leadership cohorts for the duration of the programme. 

    More recently, the ability for the team at SYLO to pivot from face-to-face to online training at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that we were able to continue to provide our employees with opportunities to learn and develop. 

    SYLO actively use feedback from training activities to adapt and improve the content and they have taken the time to get to know our business.  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

  • 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 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.

    Bethan Roles, Partner Account Manager, Breathe, Horsham