Building an effective, respectful workplace with the Total Health Index

… The Total Health Index (THI) from Morneau Shepell has a set of scales aligned to the 13 factors to measure employees’ perceptions. This data is aggregated and reported to the employer. In addition, the THI has a respectful workplace scale that measures employees’ personal experiences and what they have observed in the workplace. In looking at the data set of tens of thousands of files , it’s apparent there is a significant difference between women’s and men’s experiences in the workplace: Thirty-three per cent of males fall in the yellow and red category, compared to 39 per cent of females. In exploring the relationship between the respectful workplace scales and the THI (which behaves like a resiliency scale), it’s clear the higher the THI score, the more energy and ability a person has to cope with their day-to-day life. Employees who fall in the respectful workplace category have, on average, much higher THI scores because they come to work feeling much less unwell.

Read more on the Canadian HR Reporter.

Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.