Sodexo wins AMMA 2018 workforce innovation award
August 02, 2018
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).
‘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.