Fran Melmed

Fran Melmed

Employee wellness advisor

Greater Philadelphia Area
Human Resources

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Fran Melmed's Overview


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Fran Melmed's Summary

Founder of context, an award-winning communication and change management consulting firm that specializes in workplace wellness. Creator of Hotseat (, an app and web-based tool to decrease the risk of "sitting disease" and increase physical activity through short breaks and social game play.

Society of New Communications Research (client campaign)
National Business Group on Health Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award (client work)
Human Resource Executive "Best HR Idea for 2012" (context's HDHP interactive education tool)
Connected Health Symposium (Hotseat, 2012)
The Webbys (Hotseat, 2013 and 2014)
Digital Pharma East (Hotseat, 2013)
W3 Awards (Hotseat, 2013)
Hermes Creative Awards (Hotseat, 2013)
MITX Awards (Hotseat, 2014)

Cigna, Virgin Pulse, Saint-Gobain N.A., Comcast, Penske, ADP, American Heart Association, IKEA N.A., IMS Health, AON Hewitt, Genex, Sun Products

HxRefactored; World at Work National Conference; Connected Health Symposium; Games for Health Conference; South by Southwest; the American Psychological Association's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference; Health 2.0 SF; PEBA Annual Forum; J. Boye Conferences; TLNT Transform; Health Promotion Live.

Specialties: Workplace wellness; health engagement; communication strategy, implementation and measurement; organizational change.

Fran Melmed's Experience

October 2003Present (11 years)

Community manager


January 2010Present (4 years 9 months)

Fran Melmed's Publications

  • Playing Games at Work

    • Human Resource Executive
    • July 2, 2012

    HR leaders who want to add "gamification" techniques to their programs need to begin by focusing on their objectives, which are usually based on company goals. One key to using it effectively is to put layers on top of what already exists.

  • 2012 Technology + Employee Wellness Survey Report

    • ShapeUp and context
    • July 2, 2012

    context and ShapeUp partnered on this first annual survey on employers' adoption of health technology to boost employee health outcomes.

  • Employers Get Their Health Game On

    • context and ShapeUp
    • March 12, 2012

    In the past five years in particular, companies have begun adopting gaming technology in the service of wellness, making the achievement of healthy goals more approachable, engaging, social, and fun.

Fran Melmed's Skills & Expertise

  1. Change Management
  2. Employee Wellness
  3. Employee Engagement
  4. Internal Communications
  5. Talent Management
  6. Organizational Development
  7. Employee Benefits
  8. Performance Management
  9. Organizational Effectiveness
  10. Leadership Development
  11. Human Resources
  12. Employee Relations
  13. Coaching
  14. Executive Coaching
  15. Culture Change
  16. Strategic Communications
  17. Strategy
  18. Public Speaking
  19. Social Networking
  20. Management
  21. Training
  22. Consulting
  23. Strategic Thinking
  24. Leadership
  25. Organizational Design
  26. Management Development
  27. Communication Training
  28. Social Media Marketing
  29. Performance Improvement
  30. Content Development
  31. Management Consulting
  32. Executive Management
  33. Emotional Intelligence
  34. Social Media
  35. Thought Leadership
  36. Blogging
  37. Workshop Facilitation

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