Capital One launches plan to improve its workplace

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card issuer Capital One has launched a programme to try and prevent staff from
suffering Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

The
company is giving department heads and managers £200 per worker a year to
organise fun activities, survey workers about the physical environment, and
improve office design.

Catherine
Hope, Capital One UK HR director, said: "We regularly conduct employee
surveys to find out how our staff think the working environment – which can
have a huge impact on people’s moods – can be improved.

"As
a result of these, we have introduced a number of measures to help ensure our
associates enjoy coming to work and that they have the right work-life balance.

By Quentin Reade

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