Fat chance for Barclays staff


A new way for this firm to become leaner.

Bloomberg News reports that Barclays, the bank that’s promised shareholders it’ll become leaner and stronger, is encouraging its workforce to follow suit.

The firm plans to roll out a new wellness program in November that includes subsidizing Fitbit Inc. activity trackers for more than 75,000 U.S. and U.K. employees in its investment bank, personal and corporate bank, card operations and other support functions, according to a statement Tuesday.

'Activity challenges across our business units and between teams will be an important part of our strategy to encourage more activity and fun in the workplace', Dominic Johnson, London-based Barclays’s director of employee relations and head of well-being, said in the statement provided by Fitbit.

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Barclays to Shrink Staff in a New Way: 75,000 Fitness Trackers

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