Barclays raises interest in staff wellbeing

Barclays Investment Bank hosted its third health and wellness day in May 2012 to communicate its health benefits to its 24,000 staff.

The event is part of the bank’s wellness programme, Living Your Potential.

Raewyn Bates, wellness programme co-ordinator at Barclays, says: “We place great importance on the health and wellbeing of employees. A healthy workforce is crucial to the success of our business.”

The day included free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose level checks, a dietician demonstrating healthy meals, and wellness providers promoting Barclays’ smoking-cessation programme, employee assistance programme (EAP) and on-site exercise classes.