Pavelka House for Cisco

Step challenge technology for a global employee health competition

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The brief

Our client, Pavelka, comissioned our WordPress experts in Kent to build a step challenge feature for Cisco. The objective was to encourage Cisco employees across the world to improve their health and wellbeing, through taking part in a friendly competition to see which team could record the greatest number of steps in a month.

Our results

Our WordPress development specialists built a bespoke WordPress plugin for the existing Pavelka House for Cisco. The key functionality includes:

  • Dynamic leaderboards – users can form teams and earn points for their team by logging their steps. A dynamic leaderboard shows all the teams competing and how many points each team has earned at that current point in time.
  • API integrations – users can connect their Fitbit and Apple Health (via Nokia Health Mate) step data, which means their steps are automatically pulled into the House and converted into points on a daily basis.
  • Personalisation – as there are hundreds of teams competing, teams can follow other teams (for example, following their department counterparts in different countries) to see a personalised dynamic leaderboard and compete on a smaller, more meaningful scale.

The challenge ran in 2019 and saw a record number of staff joining the Pavelka House for Cisco, and encouraged healthy habits with tens of millions of steps recorded.

If you need support with bespoke WordPress development or WordPress plugin development, get in touch with our team today – we’d love to find out more about your business and project.


"Thank you so much for your excellent work creating the Cisco House website. We appreciate your dedication to make it a fantastic experience for our staff."

The Cisco HR team

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