Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13546)           
UK only International

Whoop pushes deeper into corporate wellbeing

By Frances Marcellin    14 Jun 2022
Whoop is aiming to reduce employee stress and is working across many industries / Whoop
Sleep, stress and recovery tracker Whoop has launched Whoop Unite for business
More than 200 companies have signed up for Whoop Unite so far
Whoop's expansion into the B2B market followed last year’s raise of US$200m
Study claims 45-min sleep debt cuts next day’s mental control by 5-10 per cent
We've always aspired to help organisations empower people with coaching and data to achieve their best performance
– Will Ahmed, CEO, Whoop

Connected performance wearable company Whoop has launched Whoop Unite for businesses.

Whoop has built up its business-to-business operation since undertaking a Series F funding round of US$200m last August – when the tech unicorn was valued at US$3.6bn – and now has 200 corporate customers, including Hitachi Vantara, the UK’s NHS and the US National Forest Service.

Initially aimed at elite athletes – LeBron James and Michael Phelps were among its first users – Whoop has become popular with consumers interested in improving their wellbeing through its sleep, stress and recovery metrics.

The Whoop Unite package acts like a digital health coach for employees who can use Whoop to improve their overall health and performance at work. A secure platform provides businesses with administrative controls, analytics and reporting to reveal key trends and aims to offer companies a broader understanding of how they can support their employees.

“When I founded Whoop in 2012, I dreamed of the world’s best organisations relying on it to improve performance,” said Whoop CEO Will Ahmed. “My early sales calls were trying to convince coaches to buy Whoop for their teams.

"The popularity of Whoop and our membership model made consumers fall in love with the analytics and coaching for health improvement and while we saw great success with consumers, we never lost sight of the goal of making Whoop transformative for organisations.”

Ahmed says the platform combines the Whoop system (the sensor and app) with a new team dashboard, streamlined organisational insights and reporting and a commercial API.

In a fast-paced healthcare environment Whoop Unite can be used to help medical staff reduce stress and avoid burnout. A 2021 PubMed paper – written by authors from Harvard Medical School – showed that even before the pandemic up to 50 per cent of US doctors were experiencing professional burnout.

Tony Mears, associate director of innovation at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust confirmed that he is seeing a “wellbeing crisis” and believes that Whoop “can be used to empower staff to improve their health and wellbeing”.

Whoop recently partnered with McKinsey’s Executive Leadership program on a study, which showed that 45 minutes of “sleep debt” resulted in reduced mental control of up to 10 per cent the following day.

A group of Hitachi Vantara’s employees volunteered to test the sleep aspect of the platform and have started a “sleep challenge”. “Employers have a responsibility to take care of their people, and we take that to heart,” said Jens Koerner, VP of technical product management at Hitachi Vantara. “We invested in Whoop Unite to drive improved health and resilience so our people can show up at their best.”

In an exclusive interview with Fit Tech magazine, Ahmed explained how Whoop’s proprietary technology works. “Whoop collects hundreds of data points per second from our 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and photoplethysmography (PPG) heart rate sensor,” he explained.

“The sensor itself is measuring heart rate, heart rate variability, skin conductivity, ambient temperature and accelerometry. We use proprietary algorithms to take all that data and provide personalised analytics to our members.”

Ahmed believes Whoop Unite has the power to transform organisational performance. “We've always aspired to help organisations empower people with coaching and data to achieve their best performance. Our new dedicated enterprise solution realises that vision and represents a new chapter in our company’s growth.”

Whoop is hoping to reduce employee stress and burnout and is working across many industries including healthcare and construction / Whoop
Whoop Unite's platform includes a new team dashboard / Whoop
Whoop  Whoop Unite  LeBron James  Michael Phelps  Tony Mears  Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation  Will Ahmed 
Sign up for FREE ezines
Sports jobs
Edinburgh Leisure
featured job

Water Quality Engineer

Edinburgh Leisure
Salary: £33,513 - £37,236pa
Job location: Edinburgh, UK

Catering Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Swim Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Melton Mowbray

Swim Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Melton Mowbray

Club Manager

énergie group
Salary: 25000 - 30000
Location: Acton

Swimming Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Nottingham, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bracknell, UK

Centre Manager

Mid Devon District Council
Salary: £32,798 to £35,336pa
Location: Tiverton, UK

Active Communities Instructor

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Leisure Duty Manager

Wiltshire Council
Salary: £23,023 - £24,920
Location: Salisbury, UK
recruiting with sports management

Apprentice Lifeguard

Stevenage Leisure Limited
Salary:
Location: Stevenage, UK

Recreation Attendant

Everyone Active
Salary: From £7.08 - £9.18ph
Location: Bracknell, UK

Food & Beverage Supervisor

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bracknell, UK

Strategic Lead - People, Places + Programmes

University of Hertfordshire
Salary: £40,927 - £43,434pa
Location: Hatfield, UK

Strategic Lead - Transformation

University of Hertfordshire
Salary: £40,927 - £43,434pa pro rata
Location: Hatfield, UK

Swimming Coach

Wimbledon College
Salary: £23.50ph + holiday pay
Location: Wimbledon, London, UK

Lifeguard

Stevenage Leisure Limited
Salary:
Location: Stevenage, UK
recruiting with sports management

Swimming Teacher

University of East Anglia
Salary: £15.76ph
Location: Norwich, UK

Swim Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nottingham, UK

Basketball Coach/Activator

Everyone Active
Salary: £25.00 per hour
Location: Stradbroke, UK

Group Exercise Instructor - Aqua

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Barking, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bracknell, UK

Group Exercise Instructor

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hornchurch, UK

Sports Coach/Activator

Everyone Active
Salary: £20.00 per hour
Location: Stradbroke, UK
training with sports management

Group Exercise Instructor

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Barking, UK

Trainee Duty Manager

Stevenage Leisure Limited
Salary:
Location: Biggleswade, UK

Fitness Instructor

Stevenage Leisure Limited
Salary:
Location: Baldock, UK

Cafe Manager

Stevenage Leisure Limited
Salary:
Location: Biggleswade, UK

Operations Assistant (Dry Site)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bracknell

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Moulton, Northampton, UK

Membership Consultant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Moulton, Northampton, UK
Swimming Teacher jobs  personal trainer jobs  Team Leader jobs  duty manager jobs  School Cycling Instructor jobs 
More jobs

Catalogue Gallery

Video Gallery

Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
A short time-lapse video showing our installation of the Robbins MVP timber flooring system, completed in Sept 2021 at The University of Kent Sport Centre in Canterbury
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: Everyone Active
Everyone Active operates leisure centres in partnership with local councils across the UK. Today, Everyone Active manages 200 leisure facilities and cultural services in partnership with more than 60 different local authorities nationwide.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Fitness industry to gather at Sibec Europe-UK in Portugal this September
Questex’s iconic event Sibec Europe-UK – known as Europe’s leading hosted buyer event for the fitness industry – will take place from 27-30 September at the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, in Portugal.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Location: Runcorn
Company: Halton Borough Council
Location: City Centre Location - North of England
Company: Walker Singleton
Location: Bilborough, Nottingham
Company: Bilborough College
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

12-13 Sep 2022
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
21-21 Sep 2022
Various, London, United Kingdom
25-28 Oct 2022
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
25-28 Oct 2022
Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
More diary dates