Why Verto’s Cloud-based Software Will Make You a Better Employer

We designed Verto’s software to make it easier for you to manage projects and work in partnership with others.

 

And that’s exactly what Verto does. Its tools and cloud-based platform mean you can do all this, in an instant, whenever you need to and wherever you are:

  • Manage risk
  • Create reports
  • Share information
  • Communicate with one or more people
  • See the status of all your projects at a glance
  • Manage your team’s workload and performance
  • Track your project’s progress and monitor its costs

 

 

There’s more to Verto

 

So Verto does what it promises. But it has other, less immediately obvious benefits. One is that Verto makes flexible working easy to put into practice and manage.

 

Increasingly, flexible working is becoming the norm. This is because it is good for both employees and employers. According to the 2009 Flexible Working Taskforce report:

 

65% of employers said flexible working practices had a positive effect on recruitment and retention

 

70% of employers noted some or significant improvement in employee relations

 

How to make flexible working work

 

Flexible working requires trust and confidence on both sides if it is to be a success. Staff need to be confident their managers are committed to flexible working and trust them not to abuse it. Likewise, managers need to allow their team members to have more control over their working week and trust them to maintain their performance.

 

Verto’s tools make it easy to manage a team, manage projects and maintain contact even when people are working in different places at different times. Exactly the support flexible working needs to be a success.

 

Key benefits of flexible working

 

One of the key strengths of flexible working is that it’s attractive to employees. So, as noted in the Flexible Working Taskforce report, it will appeal to candidates when you’re recruiting, it will help you retain skilled and experienced staff and it will help improve your employee relations.

 

There is a wealth of evidence to show (for example, Scandura and Lankau 1997) that flexible working leads to higher levels of commitment and job satisfaction.

 

This is because flexible working motivates and empowers your staff by giving them more control. For example, they’ll be able to more easily meet their family and other commitments. As an added benefit, they’re also more likely to take a flexible approach to work. So when you need people to put in some extra hours they’re more likely to do so willingly.

 

Less direct benefits can include cuts to travel time and costs, which can also contribute to your organization’s carbon management and reporting. Staff who are able to avoid the rush hour will probably arrive at work in a more positive frame of mind too!

 

At its simplest, trusting your staff to work flexibly shows that you’re committed to them not just the organization.

 

To find out more about how Verto can help your project management – and as a result, flexible working – please call us on 0844 870 8785 or message us here.