Evaluation helps you measure the effectiveness of your worksite wellness program. There is much more to measuring effectiveness than a return on investment alone. Evaluation helps you regularly check progress and ensure your program continues to strive for more effective programs and outcomes.
Customize your program by selecting which tasks to implement.
Conduct ongoing evaluation of your wellness activities using multiple data sources to obtain a complete picture. Suggested data sources include employee feedback and/or employee culture surveys; observation data on employee health behaviors during the work day (physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco use); participation data for programs and events; and tracking of changes in employee absences, medical claims, risk factors, or productivity.
- Conduct the Designing Healthy Environments at Work (DHEW) or Healthy Schools Action Tools (HSAT) Assessments annually to show policy and environmental changes
- Conduct the Employee Interest Survey annually to see changes in behavior and interests
- Consider monitoring other worksite wellness elements such as: Worksite Wellness website hits, video views, employee biometric screenings, program satisfaction, productivity, and absenteeism
The Designing Healthy Environments at Work tool includes an Employee Feedback Survey (EFS) to measure the impact of individual worksite wellness activities such as walking challenges or events. Evaluating each wellness activity can provide important information about satisfaction and evaluate the impact of worksite sponsored health programs, offerings and events among employees who participate.
- Use the EFS to help you find out:
- If the employees were satisfied with the activity
- If the activity helped move employees in the direction of better health
- If the activity is worth repeating and what activity should be offered next
- If the activity can be improved to better meet employee needs