Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Your people are your most important asset. Look after your people, and they will be more engaged and perform better. We offer expert employee Wellbeing support and advice to help your people thrive. 

Our qualified team of coaches and trainers work with you, the leaders in your business, your teams and individuals to provide the support you need. We offer: 

  • Assessment Tools
  • Coaching
  • Counselling
  • Mediation
  • Menopause Support
  • Outplacement Support

For a free 30 minute consultation, please email us.

Here is our latest webinar on Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace.

We take time to understand your goals and challenges, identify the type of assistance needed, then agree and deliver a plan best suited to your requirements. We can provide support either one to one, online or in-person.

Assessment Tools

To support your workforce, we also are qualified/accredited by Thomas International, SHL, Strengths Profiling and Emotional Capital Assessment in delivering a wide variety of Psychometric Assessments.

We find these invaluable in learning more about the specific characteristics of an individual and use the outcomes to develop support packages to match individual and team needs, which benefits the whole business. We also find them particularly useful in Recruitment, either during candidate assessment or onboarding new employees.

Thomas International – PPA

  • This behaviour assessment (PPA) provides rapid and deep insights into a person’s behavioural preferences and communication style.

Thomas International – TEIQUE

  • This assessment (Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire) allows a better understanding of employees’ emotions and how they approach the emotions of others in the workplace.

SHL – OPQ

  • As one of the longest standing and most “Validated” Assessment Tools, the OPQ is widely regarded as a solid standard for Executive Assessment.

Strengths Profiling

  • There are 60 strengths in Strengths Profile and it helps to embed a culture where people, teams and managers work together to appreciate and bring out the best in everyone.

Emotional Capital Assessment – ECA

  • The tool has been developed by 2 psychologists, Martyn Newman and Judy Purse and is widely used with Fortune 500 companies. In the UK companies using the tool include EasyJet, Sky, Network Rail, etc.
Coaching

This will ensure you feel equipped to deal with the current challenges you face, both now and in the future.  Your business will gain clarity and you will feel in control, with new skills to help you and the wider team.

We provide Coaching for all levels of your workforce, from the CEO and MD to the young graduate starting out.  Our qualified coaches have extensive experience in dealing with all the issues you might be facing; we’ve probably seen it before!

We’ve found Coaching can bring enormous benefits to your business, as it gives broader opportunities for an employee, including; covering many aspects of the work-life journey, looking at elements of their Leadership Style, how their behavioural impacts on a team or just simply having an alternative ear to talk through their challenges!

Managing conflict and how to deal with it is always an area that requires more impactful coaching with an employee, so maybe including specific roleplays can help. Coaching has consequently become a popular outreach to many employees who would like to be supported through their daily pressures of being an employee, as well as adding the amazing and elating element of being told they are the future of an organisation.

Balance is key and Coaching can be an invaluable way of developing you and your future talent. You may find the following article interesting: ‘The Importance of Wellbeing at Work Right Now’ from one of our Executive Coaches.

Our coaches are Sally, Steve, Elizabeth and Roo.

Counselling

Counselling is the means by which one person helps another through purposeful conversation: a process in which two people meet to explore personal problems and to identify solutions. Counselling attempts through face-to-face or virtual sessions to help problem-solving, providing a space for the person to reflect, identify issues and reflect on emotions and responses.

Employee counselling can provide support to cover a range of topics from depression, anxiety, and overall mental health supporting your team’s overall wellbeing. Whether through team or individual sessions, counselling can help alleviate feelings and behaviours. Employee counselling can also provide support for specific situations, such as bereavement which can impact the ability of a person to produce high-quality work in both the short and long term. This not only impacts themselves, but also all those around them and, potentially, your business.

Find out more here.

Mediation

Mediation is a tool that is used to resolve workplace conflicts or disputes. Often described as a form of alternative or informal dispute resolution (ADR) it’s less formal than undertaking grievance and disciplinary procedures or, indeed an employment tribunal. It does, however, follow a structured approach.

The role of a qualified Mediator is to facilitate discussion, not to provide solutions. Our trained Mediator, Sarah, will act as an impartial third party who facilitates a meeting between two or more people in dispute to help them reach an agreement. Although, the Mediator will oversee the process, any agreement comes from those in dispute.

Find out more here.

Menopause Support

Menopause happens between the ages of 45 and 55 as a natural part of aging. Oestrogen levels decline and this can cause symptoms that are hard to deal with, both emotionally and physically, and can have a significant impact on both attendance and performance in the workplace. In fact, 900,000 women have left their jobs due to menopausal symptoms and 30% of working women have taken sick leave. With menopause now in the spotlight, see what Kellogs and Timpson are doing to support their employees.

To fully support not just your menopausal employees, but every other member of staff around them, we suggest you:

  • Introduce a menopause policy
  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Consider flexible working
  • Allow staff to have access to support services/counseling
  • Create a safe environment for issues to be discussed openly and not trivialised

If you need help developing a policy to support employees, please contact us or give us a call on: 01844 216290

However, there are some quick methods you can implement today to support your staff:

  • Allow staff fans, good ventilation, and light, non-synthetic uniforms for temperature fluctuations
  • Keep toilet facilities clean and well kept
  • Provide cold drinking water
  • Create a quiet resting or break area to allative fatigue symptoms
  • Liaise with relevant trade union representatives to ensure they are fully trained on the best methods of responding to issues associated with menopause
  • Hold awareness workshops, provide leaflets and signposting, encourage those who feel comfortable to share personal experiences, and organise menopause support groups

For more information, please download our menopause booklet.

Outplacement Support

We also offer a blend of Outplacement Support, online skills training and Career Advisory sessions for those needing to move on in their career, within and outside the organisation.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many UK businesses need to consider options around their business operations which may include the need to, unfortunately, reduce their employee numbers; always an unpleasant and unsettling experience for all.  However, there are some measures you can implement to make the redundancy experience as positive as possible, by offering Outplacement Support to affected employees -enabling them to positively move forward with their careers.

Our Outplacement experts are Roo and André.

Find out more here, or to download a summary of our Outplacement Support package, please click here.

What our clients think
  • 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

  • ​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

  • 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