Onecom staff step up in Fitbit fitness drive

Staff at Onecom have stepped up to a new challenge as the company partners with Fitbit to improve staff wellbeing.

Employees at the business communication specialist's Hampshire headquarters and its offices around the UK are taking part in a company-wide fitness challenge using wrist-worn Fitbit step counters to monitor their daily activity levels.

Onecom staff can purchase Fitbit devices at discounted rates thanks to a corporate arrangement with Fitbit.

Onecom is bringing the cost of the devices down further by contributing 50% of the discounted price to every employee who wants one. So far, more than 150 team members have signed up to the scheme, which was officially launched at Onecom House in Whiteley, Hampshire, on Friday (October 6th).

People across the business will now compete in a three-week 'Workplace Race' which will see teams compete to be the most active by racking up the largest number of steps.

The team with the largest collective step count on October 27th will be named champions, with prizes on offer for the five individuals across Onecom with the highest number of steps counted.

Aaron Brown, Chief Operating Officer at Onecom, said: "We have recently launched a range of benefits for staff in a scheme we're calling Employee Plus, and a focus on wellbeing is a big part of that commitment.

"We've already seen a huge buzz across the business, along with some good-natured competitiveness, as we launch into our first Fitbit challenge."

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