We are a close-knit team at Workpro. As employee owners, we all have a stake in the business and its success, and we take our core values and social responsibility seriously
Irma MacLachlan, Chief Projects Officer
We proudly own Workpro, and most of the team are directly involved with developing and improving the product. Everyone, from admin to development, gets to see that their work is valuable and how Workpro improves things for our customers. Unlike many other development roles, where you might complete a project but never see whether your work was valuable and successful, here you will see the outcome.
We work closely with customers to understand their pain points and frustrations, and to help them overcome them. As employee-owners, Workpro belongs to the team, and the team takes pride in making it better for all – customers and staff alike. We use innovation and creativity to find ways to improve and enhance our product and expand it to include the latest technologies, keeping our jobs interesting, challenging, and skills fresh.
"Thanks to the support of the Workpro family, I have changed my career from graphic designer to UX Designer. I recently received my Professional Diploma in UX from the UX Design Institute, and I have been applying my new skills to improve Workpro at the same time.
We are not just an employee number; we are a family. I look forward to improving Workpro user experience even further thanks to this new knowledge."
Irene Cazaux, Workpro UX Designer
Team spirit, in and out of work
There is a genuine family feel to the team, and we listen to each other's needs and support each other. We encourage everyone to share ideas, no matter what their role.
And the team spirit doesn't end when the work does. We take time out to have some fun and also take corporate social responsibility seriously. Our colleagues take part in a variety of schemes and find many ways to help the community – for example:
We have an employee volunteering scheme through Social Good Connect, making 2 hours per week/1 day per month available during work time to help charities.
When Covid-19 struck, it became clear that not all home-schooled children had access to IT equipment. CAS provided PCs and laptops to a local school.
We make charitable donations throughout the year, for example to Samaritans, who gave our team a presentation on recognising mental health concerns.
We support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) initiatives and also offer work experience to local school children.
We have achieved ISO14001 Environmental Management accreditation and are a member of the Bright Green Business Network, which keeps us up to date with the latest environmental news and events across Scotland.
Some of the CAS team helping to re-landscape the garden at Fetlor Youth Club
There are several reasons for this (on top of the above):
Flexibile, hybrid working: we allow full-time and part-time hours and hybrid working (home working, working in our office or a combination depending on what suits you). If you are required to work out of hours (for example, because of update roll-outs), you will gain extra holidays. If you have caring duties or other commitments, we can work around that too.
We have a structured learning and development career path and provide time and resources for training and skill development.
We develop our own products, which we are very proud of. We develop our code in a way that protects customers and is considerate of the long-term future of Workpro. We design implementations before we code them, write technical documentation to support our code, and never copy and paste code that we don't take time to understand first.
We hold Gold Investors in People accreditation and have signed the Scottish Business Pledge, demonstrating that we hold ourselves to a high standard in employee relations.