Sodexo Declared a Winner at 2017 Grands Prix Awards Ceremony

At the judging panel awards held by Communication & Entreprise, Sodexo the Prix d'Honneur (Merit Award) for its stand at the VivaTechnology show in Paris.

How can you stand out as a global leader in Quality of Life services at a show dedicated to digital innovation? Sodexo's response to this question, during its first time participating in VivaTech last June, resulted in the Group winning an award at the 2017 Grands Prix awards ceremony held by Communication & Entreprise.

"Digital transformation has major implications for Sodexo," explained Belen Moscoso del Prado, senior vice president for group digital at Sodexo. "Identifying new partners, new ways of working and new digital solutions for our clients is crucial for Sodexo. The revolution is underway!" 

Supported by the event agency Lever de Rideau, the Group opted for a breakthrough approach that took visitors on a real journey of wellbeing. Greeted by feel-good coaches, visitors learned about Sodexo's business activities while sitting on swings, in a dreamlike world crafted from wood, with white veils suspended from the air. A 3D video projected onto a circular table highlighted the expertise of Sodexo's teams, while the main event was the serving of a menu created by the Group's chefs. The virtual world became a reality, much to the delight of the visitors.

Surrounding this Zen space was an oxygen bar, a juice stand offering vitamin-rich fruit juice served by digitally controlled articulated arms, and the opportunity to test the safety training module that was created entirely in virtual reality for company employees. In addition, more than 30 startup partners were there to give presentations and provide a fresh perspective on Quality of Life services.

Over the course of three days, more than 2,000 visitors tried the swings in the 'wellbeing bubble', over 7,500 people flocked to the stand and more than 75 pitches were given by startup partners to members of the public. Such a success did not go unnoticed by the members of the judging panel for the Communication & Entreprise Grands Prix awards, and they were won over by the innovativeness of the approach.

It was a successful experience that allowed Sodexo to assert its driving role in the digital shift within Quality of Life services. Sodexo already has its place reserved for VivaTech 2018.

Sodexo Fuels College Athletes for Game Day and Beyond

The program includes new training table menus, fueling stations and travel meals, as well as partnerships with celebrated nutrition consultant and author Leslie Bonci and 35-year culinary veteran and athletic performance expert Chef Andy Williams, who will create menus and food offerings to support the needs of athletes.

Originally Published by Sodexo.

Sodexo, a food and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced a new pilot program called The Circuit designed to equip college athletes with the proper nutrition, game-ready facilities and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

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There tends to be a very black and white viewpoint, but women bring a new perspective and approach challenges differently.

Originally Published by Sodexo.

By Suzanne Harvey

As I think about the many impressive women that I've met in our Clinical Technology Management segment, Morgan Ayers-Comegys stands out as someone that doesn't let anything get in her way of being successful. And she does it with grace because that's who she is.

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Inspiring Women to Consider STEM Careers at Sodexo

While women have fought to win the rights that we have today, the battle is not over, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), where women are still significantly underrepresented.

By Connie Arnold

Originally Published by Sodexo.

Candidates who meet me now may not know my background (unless they visit my LinkedIn profile, of course), and while I am currently a Strategic Recruiter for Sodexo's Clinical Technology Management opportunities, I spent around 20 years in the field as a Biomed myself!

From what I've found, many people aren't sure what a Biomed career consists of - or sometimes they don't even realize it exists.

In a nutshell, biomedical equipment technicians, also called biomedical engineers, biomeds or BMETs for short, hold a critical position in filling the gap between medicine and technology. They make it possible for medical staff to use state of the art medical devices, providing the highest level of patient care.

So how did I end up there? In high school, I loved math and science, and it seemed to promise real opportunities for our changing world. This was when I discovered biomedical engineering, which combined my two passions - medicine and fixing things.

Unfortunately, there are some young girls who still grow up thinking that engineering and science aren't meant for women, so it is important to me to show that women can thrive in the world of engineering (or in any career they choose). Because of this, I have chosen to share my personal career path and experiences with the students at my daughter's local high school and with you on this blog.

Today, gender equality and diversity is just as important as ever. Imagine the great advances that could occur in engineering if men and women were working together more often to solve problems. While women have fought to win the rights that we have today, the battle is not over, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), where women are still significantly underrepresented.

In my current role, I have the great opportunity to search the country for Healthcare Technology Management professionals and hope that I can use my position to inspire more women to consider the field from an early age.

For those who may be interested in learning more about Sodexo and the jobs we have available, I highly recommend attending in person events, like the upcoming AAMI Conference & Convention, where Sodexo Clinical Technology Management operators and recruiters will be there in person to answer your questions and help you get to know our company better.

In the meantime, head over to our dedicated career page to read stories from both men and women in the Sodexo CTM organization and find out how you can become part of the team.

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Given the nature of missions, projects and experiences that they are have been exposed to, veterans possess key transferable skill sets and competencies that every organization can utilize.

By Bryan Hesse

Originally Published on Sodexo.

This August will be my fifth anniversary at Sodexo as a Senior Recruiter in Facilities Management for the Healthcare division, and as part of my development, I recently joined my fellow team member Yvonne Schuster as co-chair on the Military Recruitment Team.

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