Listen: During the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, cloud computing firm VMware recognised the importance of supporting employees’ wellbeing through its various benefits schemes.
In this episode of the Employee Benefits podcast, Anthea Cassano, senior benefits consultant Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea), discusses the schemes the organisation implemented to prevent employee burnout, such as valuable time off in order to connect with family and friends.
At a glance
VMware is a cloud computing and virtualisation technology organisation with around 1,000 employees in the UK, and 34,000 employees worldwide. Some of its typical job roles in the UK include solutions architect and solutions sales. The average age of staff is 45, and the average length of service is four years.
Primary business objectives that impact employee benefits:
- Accelerating the software as a service (SAAS) and digital transformation journey.
- Meeting diversity, equality and inclusion goals.
- Supporting its Future of Work programme.
Prior to joining VMware in October 2014, Anthea Cassano held the role of compensation and benefits manager in a number of different sectors ranging from market research, telecommunications, HR and payroll technology and IT services. Cassano has successfully implemented online benefits platforms across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, set up benefits plans in new countries, and most recently implemented flexible benefits at VMware.