Total Health Index (THI) Impact is for employers who want to see “full picture” health, engagement, productivity and cost metrics for their organization, and be able to evaluate the impact of program design changes. Watch this video to understand more…
While physical and mental health issues are certainly personal to each individual, there are factors employers can discover and influence. Frequently, for instance, organizations look to employee satisfaction surveys or engagement tools. While some tools indeed provide a quantitative measure of engagement, they tend to track symptoms without diagnosing the root cause for the strains. Total Health Index study can provide insights into what may be driving counter-productive behaviours such as absenteeism or presenteeism (lost productivity while at work), addictions and bullying.
More than 50% of employees’ job satisfaction can be directly related to the health of the relationship with their direct supervisor.
- Depression and anxiety are often linked to presenteeism.
- Presenteeism accounts for approximately 60% of all productivity lost due to worker illness.
The THI study provides employers with insight into what portion of their workers are able to go home at the end of the day in at least as good a state of physical, emotional and mental health as when they arrived. It also is a way for employers to understand how employees cope with the stressors of the workplace and how work influences the rest of their waking lives, through relationships, family, self, sense of community and health.
Coping skills and mental health have a financial impact in Canada of $50,000,000,000/year on productivity in the workplace.
The THI tool is based on industrial/organizational psychological studies and applied research to benchmark and identify root causes of workforce levels of commitment to the work and to the organization. By engaging in the proprietary THI study, an organization receives a global score—a Predictive Health Index—that determines the current level of risk throughout that organization. It is an applied research instrument that indicates where and when employee care is needed. It forms part of the TalOp® toolkit (a transparent fact finding approach to people and process improvement) for optimizing organizational performance and employee productivity.
Organizations pay for negative workplace culture and poor quality of work life. Payroll is typically the largest single cost factor of an organization. Employee benefits and sick leave costs are among the fastest rising expense lines and yet there are even greater costs (weak management skills, employee disengagement, presenteeism) that managers rarely address. These are insidious threats to organizational sustainability.
Poor employee health costs the U.S. economy $576 billion each year. Almost 40% of those costs are due to lost productivity associated with poor health.
In addition to our THI process, Howatt HR offers a 10 week tele-coaching program, Worklife Blending™, to develop employees’ intrapersonal skills.