Top HR Product: Streaks
Human Resource Executive®’s Top HR Products contest spotlights 10 of the most innovative new solutions on the market that are helping business leaders meet the ever-evolving HR needs of their organizations.
Here’s one of this year’s winners:
What It Is: Streaks, part of Grokker’s on-demand wellbeing solution, is a first-of-its-kind corporate engagement and inspiration feature that uses a combination of daily rewards and digital reminders to keep employees on a path to positive change. Available on desktops and as an app for mobile devices, it uses an Encourage, Track and Reward model that lets users see their healthy behaviors mapped out over time. It captures multi-day streaks and personal records on a user’s Achievement Calendar and profile. It also credits user activity across fitness, mindfulness, nutrition and more (including Apple and Fitbit platforms). The app also awards milestone badges (it just introduced a 100-day badge) and “kudos” to inspire users to stick to resolutions and to stay active.
Why We Like It: Making a meaningful lifestyle change—no matter how beneficial the results may be—can seem like a big disruption. But employees don’t need to change their entire lives to improve their wellbeing. Grokker Streaks takes a positive, proactive approach that reminds us more of a supportive teammate than a demanding coach. For example, if users are in danger of letting a streak end, they’ll receive a notification near the end of the day reminding them to do something to keep it active. Reinforcing continued behaviors seems like a great way to pave the path to wellness, and this product delivers.