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gymPart of our Strategy in BT Consumer Sales is that it is a Great place to work, Setting High standards and achieving them by;

  • Creating an environment where people are always valued, learn, grow and develop.
  • Engender honest two way feedback into fair and transparent way.
  • Work as one team, always supporting each other and the business to succeed.
  • Engage our people to make our time at work enjoyable and challenging.
  • Find innovative solutions to business problems.

A brief summary of why you have become a healthy workplace:

To build on existing actions already in place within BT as a company and locally to support staff to be healthy and happy at work thereby improving morale and productivity.

Recent Health & Wellbeing activities on offer(this year):

Healthy lunch day, Visit and ongoing support from the NHS Stop Smoking team, Healthy Eating promotion, Low Pain Workshop, introduction of ‘Healthy Tuck Shop’ and National Work Fit Programme. 

Plans/ Aims for next year:

Climb the BT Tower Challenge, tie into the fact that BT the official telecommunications service partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games by arranging Olympic themed activities, achieve the Silver Award and introduce Health Ambassadors on each team.

 

healthy eating

Healthy workplace is about team work, making sure everyone contributes towards this. Also taking personal responsibility and ownership to create a great place to work supported by a healthy lifestyle,which is encouraged through projects which take place within the Truro contact centre.

- Trevor Charlton Site Director
Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

Work-Based Physical activity Programmes

Work-based physical activity programmes:  A programme costing £18,900 for a company with 100 employees could lead to an overall net saving of £10,941 (Promoting physical activity in the workplace: business case).

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