Visualsoft’s pioneering benefits package scores hat trick of awards’ shortlists

June 22, 2016 @ 12:19 by Alison Cowie

The Stockton-based digital agency is in the running for three titles at The Very Important Benefits Awards 2016 to be held in London next month

Teesside based business, Visualsoft – that specialises in offering full service eCommerce to retailers – has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Approach to Total Reward’, ‘Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Strategy’ and ‘Best Overall Rewards and Benefits Strategy’.

Visualsoft is a full service eCommerce agency with a pioneering approach to management and four UK offices in Teesside, London, Newcastle and Manchester. In addition to unlimited holidays and flexible working, the company also offers staff free breakfast, free protein and health supplements, and subsidised gym memberships to keep employees healthy and motivated.

The company’s employees can use flexitime to fit work around their personal commitments, and can work from wherever they want, as long as standards are maintained.

The Very Important Benefits Awards which will take place in July, focus on championing the reward strategies of organisations of all sizes and sectors, and their providers. Businesses that made the shortlist are recognised by industry experts as leaders in the world of employee benefits.

Visualsoft’s HR Manager Emma Hart said, ‘This is the first time we have entered this particular set of awards so we were delighted to hear the news that we have been shortlisted for three different categories.

“Large scale recognition like this makes all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes worthwhile.”

The ability to control work life balance has been a successful move for the company with weekly staff feedback on the company’s HR tool, Hive HR, showing a positive increase when compared to previous results. The company has created a working culture with trustworthy staff who focus on delivering brilliant and innovative solutions and high service levels to customers. The atmosphere in Visualsoft is relaxed, friendly and sociable, unlike other companies of its size.

As it stands today, although other blue chip companies have implemented the unlimited holidays policy, Visualsoft is still the first company in the UK and Europe to introduce both unlimited paid holidays and unlimited flexitime as a combined benefits package.

The finals and award presentations will be held at the Park Plaza Riverbank in London on Wednesday July 13,  2016.