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Newsletter - March 2016


The name was born in a post office in Hammersmith, West London. Searching for something that described a desire to provide more time for businesses and individuals, Sort Your Life Out seemed to describe perfectly what we aim to do.  Now expanded to include the phrase “Making HR work for you” we enjoy having a business name that’s got a good back-story.

Chinese New Year - Gung Hay Fat Choi!

Hold on tight: Here comes the Year of the Monkey! It should be a great, if tumultuous, year for small business owners and entrepreneurs. If you are starting a business, it portends to be a particularly auspicious year for launching ventures. Wishing you every success in 2016. (

Employee Retention – Can you improve it?

1 in 4 employees are looking to change employers over the next 12 months, can you afford that? So how can you ensure that you keep the people you want and promote the employees that aspire to greater things provided, of course, they have the ability…..?

Employee Retention – So are your employees feeling valued?

Training and Talent solutions - retaining your employees, are they your most valuable asset? Read more to see if we can help you...

Recruitment – the best fit?

Your employees are your business’s biggest asset and when recruiting it must be done right, otherwise you will find yourself having to do it again and again and again. With an average cost of £5,433 for recruiting an employee, you want to get it right...

Read our most recent Case Study:
Recruitment of Customer Service Co-Ordinator – SME – Casagrande UK


Employee Surveys – Do they help retention? Yes!!!

Maintaining highly engaged employees at all levels in an organisation is an important factor in achieving a competitive advantage. High employee turnover and falling productivity are two of the surest signs a business is headed for trouble.

Exciting Launch – Training courses in our SYLO Associates office

From Wednesday 20th April 2016 we will be offering ½ day training courses in a variety of subjects. Taking advantage of the wide ranging expertise of our Team we’ll be offering training in areas such as:
Recruitment and Selection
Interview and Recruitment Skills
Time Management
Sales and Customer Service
Appraisals and many more….

These courses will be held in small groups, so availability will be limited. If you are interested in more details, or to book a place please email
Dates for your diary! 

Business Hub 8th March 7.30am – 9.30am – Hartwell House Aylesbury
“Your Exit – Business Valuations & How To Increase Value”. Speakers will be Mark Pelopida, Managing Partner of Machins Solicitors and Roger Bibby of Avocet, Business Development & Corporate Finance.

We are one of the founding members of The Business Hub, which meets on a quarterly basis. This is a by invitation only event and if you’d like to find out more contact us or visit

Wednesday 20th April – Interview Skills and Recruitment Training
9.30am – 1.30pm at the SYLO Associates Office, Thame. Email to book a place or for more details.

2016 ‘Open Doors’ will take place on Saturday 9th July 2016  - in the Upper High Street, Thame.
If you would like to promote the fact that your business is an important part of the Thame community, please contact to find out more about this event and register your interest. 

Coming up in our next newsletter 

Talent Management, Employee Wellbeing, How to formulate an exit strategy and much more...

For more information about SYLO Associates, visit our website or call us on 01844 216290
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