The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have partnered to create the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to recognize organizations that achieve the highest standards in the health, engagement and productivity of their employees. 

A next-generation employer award

Research shows that healthy employees are more engaged and productive, and that translates into better business results. The Employee Recommended Workplace Award recognizes excellence in this area by evaluating the Total Health of a workforce - physical, mental, work and life - as reported by its employees.

By participating, you can uncover what your employees are experiencing at the workplace and the impact this has on their ability to do their best work. The survey has been designed to support both employer and employees insights into why every employee is, or is not thriving.  

Your employees will be asked to complete an online survey. This survey is unique, and is far more than just a health risk assessment or employee engagement questionnaire. The survey looks at the complete total health of an employee from four perspectives – physical, mental, work and life. It’s a full evaluation of how an employee is doing and feeling at that point in time. It points out where they are coping well, and where they are facing challenges. 

The Employee Recommended Workplace Award employee survey is based on Morneau Shepell’s Total Health Index (THI).  THI is a suite of analytical tools that help organizations improve the health, engagement and productivity of their workforce. Click here for more information about THI.

Phillip Carwley A Message from Phillip Crawley, Publisher of The Globe and Mail

We live in a fast-paced world. Employees are busy on the job and outside the workplace. They struggle to achieve work-life balance. They want the best for their families and themselves – and work hard to get it. The same technology that provides us with news around the clock keeps them connected to the office 24/7. It’s no wonder that employees are experiencing higher stress and their work performance is impacted as a result.

Organizations have a vested interest in helping to promote their mental and physical well-being: workforce productivity and loyalty depend on it. Nevertheless, few employers are tackling this challenge successfully. The Globe and Mail, in partnership with Morneau Shepell, a leading human resources consulting and technology company, has created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour organizations that have developed programs that employees identify as generating positive results.

I invite you to learn more about the Employee Recommended Workplace Award, and take part in the survey to enable each individual employee to achieve his or her own personal best each day.

Stephen Liptrap, President and CEO, Morneau Shepell A message from Stephen Liptrap, President and Chief Executive Officer, Morneau Shepell 

The Employer Recommended Workplace Awards reflect today’s evolving and increasingly complex work environment. To have a truly productive workforce, it’s not enough for organizations to focus only on physical or even mental health; they need to take a “total health” approach that also helps promote satisfaction at home and at work. These awards recognize those employers whose own employees applaud their efforts to help improve workplace total health. 

The Employee Recommended Employee Survey examines the health of employees from these four perspectives – physical, mental, work and life. The results, shared individually with each participating employee and in the aggregate with the employer, help to promote two-way accountability on the part of both employers and employees to improve total health. The outcome is higher productivity and possibly an Employee Recommended Workplace Award for an eligible organization whose employees believe its programs and policies help them to excel. 

We invite you to participate in this annual initiative to better understand how to improve the overall health of your workforce to positively impact productivity and business results.

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