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Our commitment to providing a healthy workplace spans across nutrition, physical exercise, preventative screening, stress management, smoking cessation and much more. We have a team of ‘Healthy Heroes' who meet regularly to create better ways of improving our workplace, some of the things implemented in 2010 include:

 

 

 

  • Healthy boxes
  • Badminton taster sessions
  • Use of BMI machine
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • Nutritional information and healthy options in the staff canteen
  • Monthly newsletters detailing all the changes and tips for healthy lifestyle
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Snorkel Safari
  • Weight Management Group
  • Smoking cessation support group
  • Golf/bowling/football/badminton events
  • Design a smoothie

We have already achieved a Silver Healthy Workplace Award within 6 months and are working towards Gold award. We already have plans for 2011 including tri-athlon, flu jabs and the introduction of a salad bar to name a few.

Smoking

Those who smoke six cigarettes a day or more have a 34% higher incidence of being absent than non-smokers and a 10% higher incidence of being absent for longer.

Real results

In Ginsters' Employee Satisfaction Survey, Ginsters have moved from last place in 2005 within the group of 15 companies to second in the 2009 Survey.

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