Most of the healthcare incentives and benefits offered to Boots UK’s 64,000 staff are voluntary benefits, such as private medical insurance, or discounts on flu vaccinations or eye examinations.
These measures are part of a broad strategy, implemented two years ago, for supporting staff health and wellbeing. Boots UK takes part in nationwide initiatives such as National No Smoking Day, offering discounts on smoking cessation products.
A Boots spokesperson says: “We have created a healthy minds intranet site, an e-learning package, and launched a healthy backs intranet site. Our improved sickness absence policy and procedures have ensured more [staff] are available to deliver great customer care more often, which we underpin with a 100% attendance award.”
The retailer rewards employees for 100% attendance with Boots Advantage card points.
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