Republic Bank Limited – HR’s
‘Step on the Step’
We embarked upon “Step on the Step” as a fun way to incorporate some physical activity into our work days and encourage healthy habits. The focus of ‘Step’ is on fun, fitness and wellness with a side benefit of team-building and camaraderie, all of which are synonymous with the heart of CariFin’s motto.
‘Step’ was introduced two (2) weeks before Carnival in order to provide an initial impetus or ‘kick off’ to the programme. To keep it going, weekly individual winners and teams are acknowledged in brief departmental huddles and awarded fitness tokens as prizes. The initiative will run until May 2010 and complement the CariFin activities.
Staff have responded enthusiastically, so much so that the 1st week’s winner secured 358 points which translates into 358 flights of stairs over the week! All members of the HR department participate in the challenge. They are divided into four (4) teams and continue to keep the momentum going.
In sum, we aim to create the awareness that simple lifestyle changes can positively and directly improve our health and wellness. It is our hope that this awareness will be incorporated into our eating habits and further physical activities in keeping with each person’s fitness level. It is also our intention to expand our ‘Step’ to the network.