Using data is critical:

  • it measures your baseline,
  • identifies your organization’s unique risks and opportunities, and
  • is key to building your strategy and ensuring you’re focusing your efforts in the right place. 

No two organizations are alike – and approaches to mental health should reflect these organizational differences.

  • Key element:

Using quantitative and qualitative data to measure outcomes is key to a sound workplace mental health strategy. Decide early on how you will benchmark success. Make the champion or a member of your mental health task force/committee accountable.

The next step is a critical analysis of the data. This can help answer the following questions:

  • What are you doing well?
  • What are your opportunities?
  • Are you moving in the right direction?
  • What do your employee comments tell you?
  • Is their alignment between senior leaders and your employees on their view of your workplace culture? 
  • How are employees using their benefits? Does the usage align with your top diagnostic categories?
  • Do you have the right benefits plan design? Does your plan design reflect the most common health issues in your organization?

Sun Life has a number of tools and supports to help you get started.

If you have any questions along the way, contact us