Capgemini increases focus on staff wellbeing

Capgemini is increasing its focus on employee wellbeing with its new Thrive initiative.

The campaign is in three phases over a six-month period, helping staff to become more aware of their vital health signs, including body mass index, hydration level, blood pressure and body fat.

The consultancy introduced Water Wellpoint health kiosks at three of its main sites to reach as many staff as possible.

Each of the three phases focuses on a different aspect of wellbeing.

The first phase, which began in October 2010, focused on hydration, with staff using the kiosks to receive their
hydration statistics. Capgemini ran a staff campaign highlighting the importance of staying hydrated.

Phase two, which begins this month, will focus on body fat levels. Phase three will focus on blood pressure and
how employees can reduce it or manage their levels.

The kiosks will be available throughout the campaign for staff to check their progress. Capgemini created an intranet site giving more information.

In its first month, the campaign saw about 2,500 tests completed in the kiosks and about 50,000 hits on the
intranet site.

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