Australia, 2 August, 2018 – Sodexo has been awarded the ‘Workforce Innovation’ Award for its ‘Gamified Microlearning’ initiative at AMMA’s 2018 Centenary Celebration annual Gala Dinner in Melbourne.

Sodexo received the award for implementing its innovative initiative ‘Gamified Microlearning’ to its Mental Health Awareness training across its Australian business in last year. The program provides employees with engaging training through the use of gamification which uses the fun aspects of games (play, fun and challenging) in a microlearning environment (short and focused bursts of learning). 

AMMA 2018 workforce innovation award
‘Gamified Microlearning’ has been successful in enabling Sodexo’s employees to complete mental health training using their smart device at a time convenient for them. Using instructional design and adult learning principles, lesson plans were developed incorporating visuals, quizzes and gamification targeted to the audience and designed for maximum impact.  
The interface was architected to operate similar to social media apps to answer questions with 87 per cent completion rate amongst Supervisors and Managers. 
Sarah Bendy, Sodexo HR Director, Australia, says: “Sodexo is honoured to receive this award as recognition of our focus on mental health awareness. Mental Health Awareness is area we are dedicated to improving, both internally and externally, in our efforts to improve the quality of life for everyone. Prioritising mental health awareness forms part of our Better Tomorrow 2025 Corporate Responsibility roadmap and we’re thrilled our innovative programs have been recognised with the award.” 
At the ceremony, Sodexo CEO of Mining for the Asia Pacific, Paul Cooper, received the 2018 AMMA Long Membership Industry Award on behalf of Sodexo. This year, Sodexo Regional Chair of Asia Pacific, JohnPaul Dimech, participated in the ceremony, presenting the Sodexo sponsored AMMA award, Australian Women In Resources Alliance Award. 
The 2018 Centenary Year AMMA Industry Awards recognise excellence in Australia’s mining, oil, gas and allied industries. The Workforce Innovation Award acknowledges the creative and strategic efforts of organisations and individuals to overcome workforce challenges and deliver quality outcomes in these environments. 

About Sodexo in Australia: Sodexo in Australia employs a diverse workforce of over 5,000 employees. Sodexo delivers a unique array of over 100 integrated services lines including: catering, facilities management, concierge services, security, asset maintenance and hospitality services in the following segments: Corporate, Healthcare & Seniors, Education, Justice and Energy & Resources both on and off shore.


About Sodexo: Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience: from food services, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centres and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 427,000 employees throughout the world.

Sodexo is included in the CAC 40 and DJSI indices.

Key figures (as of August 31, 2017)

20.7 billion euro in consolidated revenues

427,000 employees

19th largest employer worldwide

80 countries

100 million consumers served daily

17 billion euro market capitalization (as of January 10, 2018)



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