Breathe HR Partner Summit

Laura and I were lucky enough to enjoy a trip to London recently to attend the Breathe HR partners summit. So I thought I’d provide a quick update on the day for those who might be interested.

The Software

Breathe HR offer an SME focused HR software solution and some further detail on the features and benefits of the system can be found here.

Gravitate HR started working with Breathe about 12 months ago. With the deadline for GDPR looming, we decided it best to offer our clients a secure platform to store their employee files which also provided a number of other benefits. Breathe’s platform also allows clients to reduce their overall employee administration in areas such as holiday requests and absence management.

The Summit

The Partner Summit is an annual event held in central London at the wonderful De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, a breath-taking venue. We caught up with our Partner Manager Ben Chappels, with coffee and networking to start.

Throughout the day, there was a variety of speakers with interesting content including internal updates from Breathe HR and their plans for the future. We also heard from external guest speakers including Perry Timms discussing the importance of agility for SMEs. Before lunch, we enjoyed a panel discussion made up of existing partners, covering their experiences of using the software and the benefits seen by clients.

The highlight of the day was the ever-popular employment barrister Daniel Barnett. Daniel gave a key-note speech on the ‘Top 7 tips for HR Consultants’ which included the importance of avoiding knee-jerk suspensions and how to handle absence during disciplinary.

If you are interested in reducing the time spent on employee admin in your business or need any HR Support, contact our Glasgow or Edinburgh offices today.

Great to see our friends at Breathe HR and look forward to another year working together!


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