Case study: Cisco ring-fences engagement around Olympics

Cisco, the official network infrastructure provider for London 2012, has created an employee engagement programme that covers four areas – fun, pride, health and wellbeing, and global awareness – known as the Olympic Rings.

The four rings will comprise 12 initiatives, which are open to Cisco’s 2,500 staff in the UK and Ireland. These include a ‘Fit for the future’ programme which offers a series of wellbeing workshops and videos, roadshows with healthcare providers, and charity runs; ‘Bring your kids to work’ days featuring the Olympic mascots and themed events for staff and their children; and the ‘Big picture’ programme, where employees across the globe can submit photos of themselves to be screened in the Olympic Park.

Phoebe Leet, head of HR for UK and Ireland at Cisco, says: “We have created a programme that really aims to engage all employees.”

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