Serps Invaders scoop up Guardian Smarter Working Award 2015June 15th, 2015 by Felicitas Betzl
On Thursday, 11th June 2015 Serps Invaders – a full service international digital marketing agency based in Edinburgh – won the prestigious Smarter Working Award from the Guardian Small Business Awards 2015.
The Guardian Small Business Network has been running this award for the 3rd year running. With 150 entries for the Smarter Working category and more than 1000 entries in overall, Serps truly differentiated themselves from the other contestants.
Serps Invaders showcased their way of smarter working with their successful 4-day work week and the ability for staff to work remotely from anywhere in the world if they please. Additionally the company offers ad hoc holidays called “Duvet days”, which can be taken at very short notice i.e. on the same day. Serps were the first Scottish agency to introduce a 4-day work week in September 2013.
The compressed working hours also ensure that clients are looked after for a minimum of 12 hours per day, as staff can also make use of flexible working hours and the office is therefore usually manned from 8am to 8pm GMT Monday to Thursday.
Felicitas Betzl, Managing Director and Partner comments: “We are delighted to have been picked as the winners of the Smarter Working category. The competition was tough, comprising of other forward thinking employers, such as DynamoPR, putting their employees first. Management work hard to make Serps a great work place and ensure that employees enjoy a work-life balance.”
The award was presented by Steve Matthewson, head of the business and development Professional Networks at The Guardian at The Yard in the Shoreditch area of London.
The compressed working week allows staff to enjoy a three day weekend off every week, which has increased productivity and has contributed to reduced stress and less sickness. Additionally the company has introduced set “catch up” times and only check emails in 2 hour intervals to increase productivity.
Felicitas Betzl adds: “It’s a fantastic achievement for Serps to have been awarded with this esteemed award. There are many ways for business owners to make small but positive changes in order to increase staff retention and engagement. It’s never been a better time to be an employee. I think it’s time for other agencies to follow suit.”
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About Serps Invaders
Serps Invaders are an award winning, full-service international digital agency with offices in Edinburgh, Scotland and Gibraltar, specialising in cross-channel multilingual digital marketing strategies. Serps offer online marketing services in 35 languages, which makes us one of the top multilingual SEO and digital marketing partners for our client base. The company now also offers full digital design & build services with the expansion of their team to include award winning Creative Director Ruaridh Currie who has provided creative solutions for world famous brands such as Channel 4 & Tottenham Hotspur in the last few years.
Serps stands for Search Engine Results Pages.
For further information, please contact Felicitas Betzl (Managing Director)
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