LONG lunch breaks, four-day weeks, the choice to work anywhere in the world, a budget for plants – is it any surprise that this business has been named York’s top employer?
Judges for The Press Business Awards 2021 faced their toughest challenge when choosing the employer of the year with four strong contenders vying for the title.
But RotaCloud claimed the prize for putting staff well-being and personal development at the heart of its business.
Judges praised the ‘modern-thinking tech firm’ for the opportunities it made obtainable for its team to progress.
RotaCloud’s ethos revolves around building a great place to work, from the daily jobs to the long-term career progression and personal development of each team member.
It’s no surprise this York-based company was chosen as its very purpose is focused on making life easier for staff and managers alike – it is currently working with more than 4,000 employers worldwide by offering a simple way to schedule shifts, record time and attendance, and manage annual leave.
RotaCloud is rightly proud of its extensive policies designed to help sustain and promote learning and development in addition as health and wellbeing.
Their ‘standard’ benefits include private health insurance, time off for volunteering, a cycle-to-work scheme and a tech fund, and offering a help-to-buy loan scheme for personal tech.
They also offer flexible working – whether that’s mornings, evenings, divided days or four-day weeks – while their far away working policy method staff can literally work anywhere, whether it’s from their living room or somewhere more exotic, like Greece.
Initiatives to sustain wellbeing include a plant programme which gives every employee an annual budget to use on greenery to enhance their working ecosystem.
Twelve team members trained as mental health first aiders this year, including all line managers, to sustain good mental health and wellbeing
RotaCloud’s annual learning fund gives every employee £500 a year to use on gaining new skills. So far, people have attended conferences overseas, learnt new programming languages, yoga, how to excursion, and already to brew beer.
Regular breaks are promoted in the day to unprotected to a work-life balance, and the company allows two-hour lunch breaks a associate of times a week from January to April to help make the most of the daylight. Introduced in lockdown, this is now an annual characterize.
Every Friday the team use half a day learning something new or working on their own projects.
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