Evaluation of the outcomes for employers participating in the Corporate Health Standard and Small Workplace Health Awards
The Health Improvement Division of the Welsh Government commissioned IES to conduct an impact evaluation of both the Corporate Health Standard and Small Workplace Health Awards. These Awards are granted to organisations that demonstrate that they meet national standards in how they deal with staff health and well-being issues, and different levels of Awards are available. The evaluation used a pre- and post-design methodology to examine outcomes such as reduced sickness absence, improved employee retention, improved engagement and motivation of employees, and improved company profile. New applicants were asked to participate in interviews, case study research and an online employee survey, whilst organisations holding the award for some time were asked to take part in telephone interviews.