How Mercury Uses PepTalk to Connect 3000 Employees Across 15 Countries
Facts & Figures
The wellbeing score for Pallas Foods rose overall from 50% to 67%, as measured before and immediately after the WWC 2020.
PepTalk Platform Users
3,000 Mercury employees are using the PepTalk platform.
Energised or Relaxed
55% of the Mercury workforce reporting feeling energised or relaxed.
Only 3% of the Mercury workforce reporting feeling anxious.
Pallas Foods is the largest food business in Ireland with a team of over 1,300 people delivering fresh, frozen, non-food and ambient food products to thousands of customers every night. They came to PepTalk in the second half of 2019 looking to support employees in a wider, more human context. Employee surveys had shown an appetite for a wellbeing programme.
In June 2020 Pallas Foods took part in their first Workplace Wellness Championships (WWC). The WWC is a bit of friendly competition between companies using the PepTalk platform. The aim is to amass the most amount of points from physical, learning and community-driven wellness activities over a three week period.
After three weeks of competition, Pallas Foods were crowned winner of the Workplace Wellness Championship 2020.
"Opportunities for team members from different business functions such as Sales, Operations and Shared Services to collaborate and build relationships can be limited; their paths may never cross on a working day.
We in Pallas really wanted to create opportunities for team building and bonding in an organic way rather than through structured social activities.
We knew the PepTalk hub would help solve this issue but the adoption and usage by employees during the Workplace Wellness Championships was really impressive”
Learning & Development, Pallas Foods
- Make wellbeing a priority for all
- Maintain true team connection
- Build a sense of belonging amongst their employees
“Culture has always been deeply rooted in our core value of safety, and this extends to mental safety and wellbeing”Mercury
Why One Size Doesn't Fit All
Over the past 5 years Mercury has been introducing wellness initiatives as well as partnering with experts, like PepTalk, to build a great team experience for their people.
Since partnering with PepTalk:
- 3,000 employees using the PepTalk platform
- 12 consecutive monthly Team Check-In completed
- 970 average Check-Ins per/month
- 230 TeamTalks / ToolBox Talks Company Wide
The Power Of Team Check-In
"You can feel the buzz when you go onsite."
“Based on the [PepTalk] check in element we are able to keep track of the general morale of employees and update our wellbeing strategy to ensure that it is relevant and working towards the needs of our people.” Mercury
Amplifying Existing Initiatives
Using gamified shared experiences, AIB initiated a series of wellbeing and culture building challenges. Key here was the #TIMETOTALK mental health campaign which PepTalk was able to extend and amplify across the organisation.