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Gatwick employees get passport to a slimmer and fitter life-style: Health and well-being take off at airport

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 11 May 2015

Abstract

Purpose

Describes two health and well-being programs that are helping employees at London’s Gatwick airport to get fitter and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Design/methodology/approach

Explores the reasons for the programs the form they take and the results they have achieved.

Findings

Explains how security employees became slimmer and fitter following a 12-week health program, while the ongoing passport to health program is promoting healthier eating and lifestyles among employees.

Practical implications

Advances the view that improved health and well-being in employees reduces absenteeism and improves productivity, mood and self-esteem in the workforce.

Social implications

Reports that Gatwick employees feel happier, have better sleep quality, more confidence in what they can achieve and more satisfaction with exercise and leisure activities.

Originality/value

Highlights how other employees could benefit from similar schemes.

Keywords

Citation

(2015), "Gatwick employees get passport to a slimmer and fitter life-style: Health and well-being take off at airport", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 23 No. 3, pp. 10-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-03-2015-0043

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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