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Ginsters

We are one of the country's leading producers of chilled foods.

What we do:

We are the number one brand in Savoury Pastry and we are distributed in almost 90% of the grocery stores across Great Britain.

 

Why we became a healthy workplace:

Ginsters began the “Healthy Workplace Initiative” in 2006 as an important part of the company’s commitment to its people, encouraging staff to adopt a healthy lifestyle through wellbeing and physical activity.

Recent health and well being activities:

Health Events:

Facilitation of Smoking Cessation support and groups.
On-site health checks, chiropractor screening sessions, health awareness events with advice from the Occupational Health Nurse.
Promotion of health awareness campaigns: Dry January / Be Clear on Cancer / No smoking - Proud to be a quitter / Sun Awareness / Men's Health Week / Diabetes Awareness to name a few.
Promoting “Wellbeing” – the 5 Steps to Wellbeing. Volunteering days at local schools plus soup runs for the homeless organised with the Salvation Army. Positivity training open to all staff.
Improving / promoting physical fitness:

Get Active Workplace Challenge 2016.
Free fitness plans, classes, badminton, table tennis and on-site gym - open 24 hours 7 days a week for employees & their partners.
Taster rowing session with the local rowing club
Free allotments on-site

“Recognising that employees perform at their best when they are happy and healthy and that optimal employee performance is necessary for the company to be a leader in its field, the Ginsters Healthy Workplace Programme aims to improve employee health and well-being.”

- Director
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Excessive drinking outside of working hours is known to affect presenteeism and absenteeism

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A reduction in cost of advertising and agency fees attest to the fact fewer people leave the company and that candidates now approach Ginsters direct as they are seen as an employer of choice.  Number of applicants in 2005 = 2481, in 2006 = 3641 and in 2008 = 3764.  Advertising costs reduced from £50,743 in 2005 to £33,805 in 2007 and £18,126 in 2008. 

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