Clarke, Emma
February 2008
People Management;2/21/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 4, Special section p23
The article reports on the Work Fit program of telecommunications company BT. Under the program, each participating employee received a pedometer, tape measure, health information booklet and gym vouchers. Because of the initiative, the workforce has shed around 33 tonnes of weight, mental health sickness absence has been reduced by a third and more than 300 staff have given up or cut down on smoking.


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