TITLE

All credit to Capital One's Health scheme

AUTHOR(S)
Brockett, James
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
People Management;8/7/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 16, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the results of the Health Matters programme launched by credit card provider Capital One in Great Britain in 2008. Capital One has slashed employee absences and saved money after reforming its sickness policies and launching the preventative health drive. The programme included slimming and stop-smoking sessions, flu jabs and nutritional advice, as well as free mammograms, screening for male cancers, and diabetes and cholesterol tests.
ACCESSION #
34014305

 

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