Establish Baseline Data
The following key actions are recommended for this step:
- Determine a measure of success for each of your strategic workplace wellness goals. In choosing a measure, consider how it will help to you know when you’ve achieved this goal.
- Gather information that would help describe where you are now in regard to each measure of success that you’ve established.
- Tools to help you collect quantitative and qualitative baseline data, considering both the physical and social aspects of your organization, may include; measures from administrative data (e.g. absenteeism, turnover rates, and over-time costs, etc.), customer satisfaction surveys, employee engagement surveys, employee consultations or focus groups, health and safety incident rates, workplace accident investigation reports, employee benefit usage and trends (e.g. vacation, sick leave, extended health benefits, employee assistance programs, etc.)
Find more information, tools and resources to help you below:
- Evaluating Health Promotion Programs – Introductory Workbook By Public Health Ontario
- Workplace Wellness – A Roadmap for your Journey (presentation)
Created by the Workplace Wellness Movement
- Workforce Health and Productivity: how employers measure, benchmark and use productivity outcomes
Published by the Integrated Benefits Institute
Workplace Wellness Case Studies by the Conference Board of Canada