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Garmin, global leader in fitness devices, has formed a collaboration with global health engagement company Tictrac to support the health and wellbeing of its European teams.

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Garmin EMEA Champions Employee Wellbeing with Tictrac

Garmin, global leader in fitness devices, has formed a collaboration with global health engagement company Tictrac to support the health and wellbeing of its European teams.

The collaboration, which will also allow Tictrac users to benefit from discounted Garmin fitness devices, sees the two companies join forces in their common quest to provide individuals with a more informed and deeper understanding of their health.

Using Tictrac’s Employee Wellbeing Platform, Garmin will enable its workforce to become more engaged and better connected around their physical and mental health; while Tictrac will utilise Garmin’s industry-leading technology to understand the individual’s biometric data, such as stress, activities and heart-rate, to provide content that is highly-personalised to the user, enabling them to more easily achieve their health goals.

As a business focused on developing advanced technologies to enhance and promote active lifestyles, Garmin wanted to do more to empower its own employees to live healthier lives. Garmin’s European team - which is made up of approximately 800 employees - will be able to access the platform from any device and benefit from a range of personalised and interactive action plans, as well as customised team fitness challenges, helping to build connections and camaraderie between colleagues.

Additionally, they will gain access to podcasts, videos, articles, and workouts from a diverse range of renowned experts and inspiring figures, including Olympic athletes and sporting world record holders, such as boxing champion Isaac Chamberlain, ‘Walking With The Wounded’ ambassador Duncan Slater, paralympic dressage rider Verity Smith and polar explorer Pen Hadow.

One of the most recent Tictrac challenges saw nine teams across Garmin’s organisation battle it out to win a donation to their chosen charity, by running, walking and hiking to get in as many steps as they could within three weeks. They tracked their progress on the in-app leaderboards in a bid to take the title of “Garmin Health EMEA Charity Challenge Champion”. Designed to seamlessly integrate into individuals’ lives, Tictrac uses behavioral science to identify trigger points that are key to keeping employees motivated and engaged, in turn helping them make sustained improvements to their health and wellbeing. Tictrac supports hundreds of organisations around the world, and many of them have seen their employee community become 2.1x more active and 2.5x more engaged in their health.
Jörn Watzke, Senior Director Global Business Development Garmin Health commented: “Finding new and impactful ways to maintain a healthy workforce is a challenge, and even more so when teams are working remotely or in different countries, so to find the right solution for this was critical to us.”

“Collaborating with Tictrac is like striking gold - alongside having a platform that delivers a seamless user experience, it also creates bespoke, engaging and differentiated content that will truly help our employees to meet and exceed their health and wellbeing goals. For us, it is important to recognise the efficiency and benefits of a combined offer from Tictrac and Garmin, and the support this provides to employees in improving their wellbeing.”

Martin Blinder, CEO and founder, Tictrac, said: “As two companies focused on championing better health, we’re delighted to be collaborating with Garmin and providing the tools to help its European teams adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles.

“We know that employees are a company’s biggest asset, and right now we’re going through unprecedented times, so providing the right support to them is key. Introducing a dedicated health and wellbeing solution like Tictrac is proven to lower sickness absence and work-related stress - helping companies avoid the potential impact this could have on the bottom line. We also know it significantly improves productivity, morale, culture, engagement and retention.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Company .

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