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Measuring WellBeing and Performance

The measuring wellbeing and performance section introduces articles describing the challenge of measuring and monitoring quality and effectiveness as well as strengthening the evidence-base for policy making

New ways to show wellbeing ROI.As employee health and wellbeing programmes evolve, organisations are refining how they measure the impact of interventions. Companies should look for new ways to show return on investment (ROI), says workplace wellbeing expert Bridget Juniper.Dr Bridget Juniper
Work and WellBeing Survey Results APADespite the prevalence of workplace wellness efforts, only one-third of American workers say they regularly participate in the health promotion programs provided by their employer. Nearly three-fourths (73%) of employees with senior managers who show support through involvement and commitment to well-being initiatives said their organization helps employees develop a healthy lifestyle, compared with just 11% who work in an organization without that leadership support.American Psychological Association
Measuring Wellbeing HandbookThis handbook is designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help kick-start the process of measuring well-being outcomes. It shows how information gathered can be used to improve the design and delivery of projects and services, to target projects and services at the people who are in most need, to tailor provision to suit needs, and to support funding applications. This handbook provides the tools for thinking about well-being and its measurement.Juliet Michaelson, Sorcha Mahony and Jonathan Schifferes. New Economics Foundation
BACP Measuring Effectiveness and Impact in Workplace Counselling and EAP SettingsThis study was commissioned to provide an understanding of how the workplace counselling and EAP sector is engaging with the challenge of measuring and monitoring its quality and effectiveness. It seeks to better understand current practice and attitudes among both workplace counselling practitioners and services, and also their perceptions of their needs for future guidance.Barry McInnes
Compendium Of OECD Wellbeing IndicatorsThe ultimate objective of this work is not just measurement per se, but to strengthen the evidence-base for policy making. Better measures of wellbeing can improve our understanding of the factors driving societal progress. Better assessments of countries comparative performance in various fields can lead to better strategies to tackle deficiencies.OECD
Making the business case for wellbeingIf you want your employees to flourish rather than merely exist, a wellbeing programme may provide the solution. But first you must build a logical business case to convince the cynics that what you want to do offers value over existing arrangements and competing ideas.Dr Bridget Juniper in Occupational Health
Measuring Subjective Wellbeing in the UKThis working paper reviews what is meant by the term subjective wellbeing, why it is important to measure it, how it can be measured, what subjective wellbeing questions are currently being asked on major social surveys in the UK and what the potential uses of subsequent data might be.Sam Waldron, Office for National Statistics
Testing the Performance of a New Approach to Measuring Employee Wellbeing 2011The purpose of this paper is to test the performance of two generic scales designed to evaluate employee well-being against a new well-being scale constructed for a specific sector; call centres.Bridget Juniper, Pat Bellamy & Nicola White
Monitoring Mental Health in the WorkplaceThere is growing interest among businesses in monitoring employees' mental health. But who is responsible for this? And how best to achieve it without intruding into personal lives? Interesting points of view put forward by a number of contributors.Nick Martindale writing in HR Magazine
Health and Wellbeing Baseline IndicatorsThe response to Dame Carol Black’s review, published in November 2008, identified 7 key indicators and over 20 sub-indicators to develop baselines for and measure progress against. These indicators are being measured through a combination of existing datasets and new research. This report sets out the available baseline data for each indicator.Health, Work and Wellbeing Strategy Unit


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