Workplace wellbeing surveys
By providing key metrics for planning and evaluation, a Wellbeing Survey (Health Risk Appraisal) is essential to a successful workplace health programme. Using a survey on an annual basis allows you to benchmark and monitor the changes in health behaviour, health risks, attitudes, readiness to change and health perceptions in a population over time.
It also provides you with essential data to:
• Develop your wellbeing strategy
• Set funding priorities for prevention programmes
• Understand and manage key health risk
• Assess the effectiveness of interventions
Wellbeing surveys are not a single intervention but are a tool that allows clients to increase utilisation of existing services and identify future needs. Our bespoke suveys are built to fit each organisation. We have a large question bank to draw from and will work with you to design and operate a comprehensive employee wellbeing profile.
We have GDPR compliant processes but don’t carry a Compliance Certification. The ICO has no plans to accredit certification bodies or carry out certification at this time, although the GDPR does allow this. Currently there are no approved certification schemes or accredited certification bodies for issuing GDPR certificates. Once the certification bodies have been approved we will become certified.
In the construction of the Survey we draw questions from our question bank. We have surveyed our 3/4 million people since 2003 and gathered a large database of both validated and non-validated (but highly useful) questions. Questions are drawn from validated sources such as:
- Blood pressure, cholesterol, heart risk, – British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, N.I.C.EGuidelines 2004/5 (anxiety, depression), N.I.C.E guidelines 2006 (blood pressure, lipids), NHS Direct, Heart UK, British Hypertension Society
- Lifestyle – NHS Quit smoking, Loughborough University Sleep Research Centre, ACSM, BHF active, National Obesity Forum – (Metabolic syndrome, Waist, BP, BMI, Cholesterol, Blood sugar)
- Mental health – MIND, N.I.C.E Guidelines 2004/5 (anxiety, depression), NHS Direct, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP
- Validated questionnaires – SF36, SF8, SF12, The World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ). The World Health Organisation (WHO)5 Wellbeing Index, N.I.C.E guidelines 2004/5 (anxiety, depression)
• N.I.C.E guidelines 2006 (blood pressure, lipids), Loughborough Sleep Research Centre
An internal panel of consultants has further validated this process and has the responsibility to maintain our question bank with the most up to date content.
Our profiles take a few minutes to complete, are confidential and can be deployed across the whole organisation or targeted groups. Upon completion a detailed organisational report is produced.
We will build you a survey
There are a range of options available to survey, however most capture information relating to:
- Demographic characteristics – age, gender
- Lifestyle – exercise, smoking, alcohol intake, diet
- Personal and family medical history
- Physiological data – weight, height, blood pressure, cholesterol
- Health perception – view of current health level
- Attitudes and willingness to change behaviour in order to improve health
- Mediums of engagement – how will they take part
Designing bespoke surveys
We believe that for a health risk assessment/wellbeing survey should meet both individual and organisational needs. Data should drive and measure the impact of interventions.
We begin by understanding your reasons for surveying and take time to understand your business.We discuss your goals, reporting outcomes and timelines.
Design & launch
We develop the bespoke survey using standard and bespoke questions and support deployment with communication material, deployment advice and guidance.
Report and action planning
We provide a detailed report and the opportunity to discuss the findings with our specialist consultants.
The survey data is analysed to produce a Corporate Report.
Each section presents your organisations results where possible to a working population benchmark. In addition, risk areas can be presented by working location, department or job type. A detailed definition of every category is given within each section, ending with a summary suggesting proactive recommendations for each area.
Reports can be produced in three formats:
- A live dashboard
- A detailed report
- A summary presentation