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HAYS STAFF WALK OVER A BILLION STEPS FOR GLOBAL CORPORATE CHALLENGE

HAYS STAFF WALK OVER A BILLION STEPS FOR GLOBAL CORPORATE CHALLENGE

A total of 1, 343 members of staff from Hays took part in this year’s Global Corporate Challenge, competing with teams from over 1,000 different organisations worldwide to walk the most steps between May and September. 

Overall, 192 teams from Hays offices worldwide took part, completing over one billion steps - the equivalent of walking around the world 16.1 times. This included 875 participants from the Hays UK & Ireland who walked 378, 698km between them.

Richard Boyes, Group Head of EHS Risk at Hays comments: “We have just finished our third year of GCC participation, which saw our largest number of teams from our largest number of countries to date. After walking the equivalent of 16 times around the world, our staff reported a boost to their health and fitness levels as well as an improvement in morale in the office. They also burnt off the equivalent of over 160,000 slices of cake and nearly 85,000 burgers, which is also very impressive!”

After walking an average of 7.56km a day each, 87% of employees taking part reported an overall improvement to their health, and 69% said their energy levels had improved. Choosing to walk as much as possible also left a positive impact on travel behaviour, with nearly half (47%) of staff taking part saying they walked to work more than normal, and 51% reporting a decrease in car usage as a result. Competing together in teams also resulted in an increase in morale in the office, according to 69% of participants, with 53% of participants also reporting a positive impact on team working.

By participating in the GCC Hays helped 1,343 local primary/elementary school children to get more active and healthy, by giving them places on the Global Children’s Challenge, which is a health initiative designed to get children from all over the world active, and instil in them the habit and importance of daily exercise for the rest of their lives.

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