Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. The health and wellbeing of the people at its Telford site has always been a focus for the company and this remained a top priority when virtually everyone needed to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The gym, an onsite facility for Capgemini’s workforce, has been a key investment for the company as part of a wider aim to attract, retain and help staff find a work-life balance.
Capgemini’s Rachel Preece, Health and Fitness Consultant, said: “Capgemini values its employees and recognises it is important to invest in their health”.
The gym immediately implemented virtual solutions to continue providing services.
“We introduced an extensive virtual class timetable ranging from morning mobility sessions to more focused interval training and deliver 33 virtual group training sessions each week for our employees.”
Other measures introduced include:
- Specific fitness sessions created to help employees with possible postural issues that may develop whilst working on dining tables and using different chairs and keyboards
- A weekly quiz, with more than 30 families taking part each week, which are also benefiting employees who are isolated and those who may be struggling with lack of social contact
- Working in partnership with Telford Mind to produce a series of podcasts discussing coping mechanisms for isolation, anxiety, resilience and how food can impact your mood
“We have been overwhelmed with messages of support from our colleagues, it has been a time of great change and uncertainty. To be able to touch base and enjoy exercise together has been of tremendous value.”