Zerto, headquartered in Boston, MA, helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted globally by over 8,000 customers, works with more than 1,500 partners and is powering resiliency offerings for 450 managed services providers.
In February 2020, Sofia Kaufman was announced as Zerto’s first Chief People Officer. Kaufman’s new position was created to focus on the people-first principles that are the foundation of Zerto’s renowned culture.
With multiple office locations in the U.S. EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Israel, Zerto was looking for a workforce engagement solution that could connect its employees and extend its culture across multiple time zones. Leadership was also interested in providing their team with access to fitness and wellness content to reduce stress, and social and creative outlets to keep employees engaged and happy.
When Ten Spot launched, the team worked closely with Zerto leadership to set-up custom challenges to create excitement around the platform. Employees were encouraged to sync their wearable devices to Ten Spot so that the results of the fitness challenges such as Planking, Running, Burpees and more, were tracked automatically. Prizes were awarded to employees participating in the challenges and earning the most points.
Ten Spot’s content became popular with Zerto. Personal development sessions such as “Understanding the Enneagram: Self-Care Practices for Each Personality Type” as well as fitness classes like “Yoga” and “Stretch & Restore” were some of the top sessions joined. Teams also watched educational workshops together, including “Actionable Allyship” and “Cultivating a Psychologically Safe Work Environment” via Lunch & Learn events.
With the option to view content and take classes live or on-demand, Zerto employees are able to access videos of their choice on their own schedules, keeping teams more engaged than ever across office locations and time zones. Custom challenges also created an opportunity for employees to enjoy friendly competition with their coworkers, while focusing on their physical and mental health.
Overall, Zerto employees expressed feeling happier and more connected with Ten Spot. They also appreciate that their company offers them ongoing opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as space and time away from their daily work projects.