Metrics and evaluation

Data collection

Our centre works with companies to develop their data with regard to the health and wellbeing information they collect by applying an evidence-based approach to measurement, identifying appropriate tested and proven measurement tools, comparing data with industry standards and norms and empowering organisations to use the right information to make robust decisions and innovative plans for the future.

Evaluation

Wellness Works provides independent evaluations of services or organisations, utilising various research methods, models and outcome measures to assist organisations in answering questions and making decisions.

Cost benefit analysis

Cost benefit analysis is one of the evaluation methods offered by Wellness Works. A cost benefit analysis is simply a decision-making tool that determines the worth of an intervention by weighing up the economic advantages and disadvantages. Cost benefit analysis enables organisations to explore information on interventions that can be used to judge their worth, predict their likely impact, and monitor and adjust such interventions through-out delivery.

Wellness Works offers two levels of cost benefit analysis:

1)    Basic Economic Cost Benefit Analysis

        - Using relevant data currently collected by organisations e.g. sickness absence data.

2)    Extended Cost Benefit Analysis

        - Working with organisations to identify and collect appropriate data.

        - Examining the wider benefits and impacts as a result of a particular intervention e.g. economic (sickness absence,  productivity), societal (reputation, Corporate Social Responsibility) and individual (health and wellbeing, quality of life).

Testimonials 

“The report is exemplary. It is comprehensive, well written and clearly presented. It describes the necessary steps in the design, preparation, and marketing of such a service, the challenges to be overcome at each stage and in future.” 
         - Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health and Work

“The report reiterates the familiar important point that In order to ensure that resources are invested in effective services and interventions, and to identify and develop areas where this may not be the case, it is important to have accurate and consistent data and feedback systems in place for evaluation.”
         - Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health and Work