Video tutorial: Cisco’s Sheila Champion-Smeeth on using digital to redefine health and wellbeing

Everyone involved in wellbeing has a real opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives and using digital can really help in that aim, says Sheila Champion-Smeeth, EMEAR total reward consultant at Cisco.

Speaking at the Employee Wellbeing Congress 2018 Champion-Smeeth outlined how Cisco had used technology to bring health and wellbeing to life for the company’s employees globally.

Cisco has been collaborating with health and wellbeing expert Jessie Pavelka for more than three years to create and implement the Cisco Pavelka Wellbeing Initiative, and using technology is key to bringing that to life, she said.

“We want people to be their best,” she said. She outlined the four pillars of the initiative – eat, sweat, think and connect  and the role of an online portal within that.

“It’s not just somewhere where you go for tips, tricks, tools, resources but it’s somewhere where you go to engage – for yourself and to connect with other people and to share your updates,” she said. “What that does is it inspires and motivates people to get involved,” she said.

The company also runs a Feel Good Score which provides data for the company, but also helps to better motivate staff to think about their current state of wellbeing. “It enables people to pay attention to where they are at in each of the four elements,” she said.

She also talked about the company's other initiatives  such as virtual workouts.   

This video was recorded at the Employee Wellbeing Congress 2018, held in London on 5 July.

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