Breathe

Breathe supports SME businesses, providing them with software which reduces HR admin, enabling leaders to focus on supporting their people.
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http://www.breathehr.com

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A friendly, informal and vibrant culture is what makes people want to work at software company Breathe. That culture is reflected in an "about us" video on its website, which draws people in.

The award-winning provider of online software, based in Horsham, West Sussex, had its beginnings in an informal setting — a curry house — where two friends, Gareth Burrows and Jonathan Richards discussed the difficulty of finding human resources software that was up to scratch. What was available was too expensive or too complex, so, in 2012, Breathe was born.

Breathe is built on strong social values, at the heart of which is a commitment to workplace cultural development. It has worked hard to create a progressive, inclusive and supportive culture which puts its people above profit.

As a result, it has a highly motivated and productive team. It promotes the benefits of creating positive company cultures via blogs, videos, webinars and podcasts, as well as online and face-to-face events.

The company helps small businesses reduce the amount of time they spend on administration. Breathe's software is used by more than 9,000 businesses and charities in Britain. It supports small to medium-sized companies that employ between 10 and 250 people, thanks to recommendations from its partner network of more than 500 HR consultants.

Breathe's software helps businesses keep on top of their HR administration, communicate with their people, and maximise employee engagement, all of which are fundamental to success.

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Wellbeing

94% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

A flexible working scheme, Breathe-flex, allows people to manage work and personal demands better. It has a positive impact on people being able to work in ways that suit them and it helps to reduce stress.
My Team

98% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Breathe funds team-building and social events. Teams can decide what they want to do, ensuring that it is inclusive for all. Activities last year included pottery-painting, bowling, wreath-making and clay-pigeon shooting.
My Company

100% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

New initiatives at Breathe include a challenge-yourself scheme that supports people in doing something that stretches their comfort zone. A day per month has been allowed for personal development and no-meeting Fridays are a wellbeing initiative to help people manage work pressures and create some headspace time.
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94% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

A flexible working scheme, Breathe-flex, allows people to manage work and personal demands better. It has a positive impact on people being able to work in ways that suit them and it helps to reduce stress.
My Team
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98% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Breathe funds team-building and social events. Teams can decide what they want to do, ensuring that it is inclusive for all. Activities last year included pottery-painting, bowling, wreath-making and clay-pigeon shooting.
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100% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

New initiatives at Breathe include a challenge-yourself scheme that supports people in doing something that stretches their comfort zone. A day per month has been allowed for personal development and no-meeting Fridays are a wellbeing initiative to help people manage work pressures and create some headspace time.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2012
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
36
Employee average age
45% : 55%
Male : Female employee ratio
43%
Employees earning £35k+
7%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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We have a long-term commitment to workplace cultural development and we will continue to support businesses every way we can to help them place precedence on their people and commit to their welfare, happiness and wellbeing. We believe that company culture isn’t a ‘soft’ option. It is the connective tissue that links agility, engagement, productivity, purpose and results. It delivers clear competitive advantage for small businesses, helping support sustainability.

Jonathan Richards, CEO - Breathe

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