Employee Health and the Power of Metrics

2014_10_14 Employee Health and Power of MetricsThe Workplace Wellness Alliance was launched by the World Economic Forum in 2009 to address the challenges of data collection and knowledge sharing globally around workplace wellness programmes and the calculation of return on investment (ROI) of such initiatives. Bringing together 150 member organisations from across nine industries, the Alliance has worked with its Leadership Board and select experts to identify key performance indicators, and started the collection of a global baseline of employee health metrics.

In January 2013, the organisation published a report presenting some of the research and challenges around workplace wellness program implementation and evaluation as well as results and lessons learned from their data collection to date. It includes nine case studies showcasing different types of ROI perceived by companies around the world, illustrating that return goes far beyond mere dollars in dollars out.