How to Get Global Recognition: the Global Healthy Workplace Awards


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The Global Healthy Workplace Awards is the only global awards program and based on the World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy Workplace framework. Find out what the crirteria are and how to apply for the 2014 Awards. The Global Awards Summit will take place on April 9-10, 2014 in Shanghai, China.

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How to Get Global Recognition: the Global Healthy Workplace Awards

  1. 1. 2nd Global Awards & Summit 2014 Shanghai April 9-10 November 11, 2013: Awards Entries open! via Application deadline: January 24
  2. 2. Overview • • • • • • Overview Hosts and Partners 1st Global Awards & London Summit 2013 Winners Regional Seminar Series Latin American Summit on Healthy Workplaces • 2nd Global Awards and Summit 2014 in Shanghai • Application Criteria & Details • Contact
  3. 3. Promoting Global Healthy Workplaces A comprehensive program to celebrate, learn from and promote a global healthy workplace. Global Employer Awards (large and SME) Summit & Seminar program New content sharing site Sharing better practice This presentation highlights the successful outcome of the program thus far and how you can benefit from future plans.
  4. 4. Good Health = Good Business Three Categories:  Large enterprises  Small to medium-sized enterprises  Multinational enterprises Based on: World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy Workplace Model for Action  Physical working environment  Psychosocial working environment  Personal health resources  Enterprise-community involvement Follows a continual improvement process
  5. 5. Hosts & Partners Hosts  GKEN represents a global network of business, and government executives focused on exchanging knowledge around better health systems practices.  International Health Consulting provides specialist advice on workplace health with a focus on multi-national employers.  i-genius is a world community of social entrepreneurs with members in over 200 countries. Advisory Board  International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP)  International Organization of Employers (IOE) – the umbrella organization of all national employer federations  International Institute for Health Promotion (IIHP) at American University, Washington, DC  Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)  People in Aid
  6. 6. Global Awards Summit London 2013 • Associação Brasileira de Qualidade de Vida (ABQV) • Abbott • Agder University College • American Cancer Society • American Public Health Association • American University • Aon Hewitt • Birches Group • BP • Buck Consultants • Bupa • Chester University • CIGNA • DHL • Dow Chemical • European Bank for Reconstruction and • European Network for Workplace Health Promotion • Eversheds • Finnish Institute of Occupational Health • Ghana Business Coalition on Employee Well-Being • GKEN • Glasslyn Health Solutions • GlaxoSmithKline • Health Promotion Board • Health, Work, and Well-being • The Health Enhancement Research • Organization (HERO) • Heidelberg University • Human Capital Specialists • i-genius • Indian Association of Occupational Health (IAOH) • IBM Integrated Health Services • InterHealth • International Institute of Risk and Safety Management • International Organization of Employers • Johnson & Johnson • Kimberly-Clarke • Mars • Mint • National Institute for Health and Welfare • National Institute of Education of Singapore • People in Aid • Pfizer • Potchefstroom University • PruHealth • Samueli Institute • Schlumberger Electric • ThaiHealth Promotion Foundation Development • European Centre for Environment and Human Health The inaugural Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit in London 2013 set out to highlight the importance of employer health programs, the emerging better practices and innovations, and the opportunities to replicate around the world. • UK Preventive Medicine • Universidade do Porto • The University of Botswana • The University of Cape Town • The University of Nottingham • The University of Perugia • The University of Tokyo • University West • Vodafone Turkey • Vanbreda International • VSO • VU University Medical Center • Walmart • Wellness Training • International Health Consulting • The Work Foundation • The World Health Organization • Yum! Brands
  7. 7. 2013 Winners & Runners-Up
  8. 8. London 2013 Media Coverage Reaching Across the Globe to a Worldwide Audience The Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit reached a vast audience of nearly three million through multiple communication channels as noted below. A number of reporters attended the Summit and / or wrote about it including CNBC, Wall Street Journal, The Independent, CorpComms magazine, MSME Network, Cover magazine, Workplace Savings and Benefits, Health Insurance & Protection, The PlatypusPR, Employee Benefits News (UK) and In total, the readership of the publications and websites where the multiple stories appeared amounts to 900,000. Additionally, the social media and email campaign promoting the Summit reached 2 million people through multiple postings on the i-genius networks on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Weibo, and Google+ in multiple announcements before, during and after the event. The communication blitz included email blasts, with two GKEN distributions to 36,000 US employers and another 3,000 to targeted health organizations, along with the OSHmail monthly newsletter of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work to 54,700 subscribers, and six announcements through the i-genius newsletter with more than 15,000 subscribers. As well, additional promotional partners included the International Organisation of Employers, who sent news blasts to their membership from 143 countries.
  9. 9. Seminar Series Regional Summits and topical seminars are hosted between Global Summits to enable greater local penetration
  10. 10. São Paulo, 29th September 2013 Regional gathering in the heart of South America The first ever Latin American Summit on Healthy Workplaces took place in São Paulo on September 29, 2013. The Summit was the first regional event aligned with the Global Healthy Workplace Awards, which took place in London in April 2013, bringing together human resource (HR) managers, policy makers and health professionals working with local enterprises as well as multi-national employers from all over Latin America. Responding to the growing interest in promoting health at the workplace in Latin American countries the one-day Summit featured the following topics:  Overview of key health issues and challenges in Latin America (including results from 2012 Buck Global Survey on Health Promotion and Workplace Wellness)  How to create a Healthy Workplace according to the World Health Organization (WHO) framework  Featuring case studies of Global Healthy Workplace Awards finalists and runners-up from the Americas  Implementing WHO Healthy Workplaces in small and medium-sized enterpries (SMEs): a pilot project in 3 Latin American countries (Peru, Colombia, Chile)  Innovation Laboratories: knowledge and innovations in health – how will this affect WHP?  The multi-national challenge: large enterprises discuss how to implement WHP programs across the continent The Summit was held in conjunction with the ABQV Congress (September 30 – October 3).
  11. 11. 2nd Global Awards & Summit 2014 Shanghai April 9-10 November 11, 2013: Awards Entries open! via Application deadline: January 24
  12. 12. Who Can Apply? Open to all employer organizations (for profit and not-for-profit): • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs): with less than 500 employees who run exemplary programs based on the WHO Healthy Workplace framework criteria. • Applicants should demonstrate success in at least one of the four principle areas of the Healthy Workplace framework and outline plans for addressing the other areas. • Large Enterprises: with over 500 employees who run exemplary programs based on the WHO Healthy Workplace framework criteria at one local worksite. • Multi-national enterprises: employers with employees in different countries who run exemplary programs based on the WHO Healthy Workplace framework criteria across multiple worksite locations and countries.
  13. 13. Evaluation Criteria A healthy workplace is one in which workers and managers collaborate to use a continual improvement process to protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers and the sustainability of the workplace by considering the following, based on identified needs: • Health and safety concerns in the physical work environment. • Health, safety and well-being concerns in the psychosocial work environment, including work organization and workplace culture. • Personal health resources in the workplace. • Ways of participating in the community to improve the health of workers, their families and other members of the
  14. 14. Global Awards Judges Panel of Judges Europe: Dame Carol Black - UK National Director for Health and Work, Chairman for the Nuffield Trust South America: Alberto Ogata President, Brazilian Association of Quality of Life (ABQV) North America: Georges Benjamin - Executive Director, American Public Health Association Africa: Tracy Kolbe-Alexander Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, South Africa Asia Pacific: Annie Ling - Director, Adult Health Division of Health Promotion Board, Singapore
  15. 15. Based on the WHO Five Keys to Healthy Workplaces • • • • • • • Leadership commitment and engagement Worker involvement Business ethics and legality Sustainability and integration Follow continuous improvement cycle Innovative Replicable
  16. 16. Leadership Commitment & Engagement • How is the organisation supporting, implementing and promoting the healthy workplace program? • What is the role of senior staff and do you have a dedicated business policy as well as a dedicated committee to promote a healthy workplace? • How are the healthy workplace activities integrated?
  17. 17. Worker Involvement • How are workers involved in the planning and programming process (beyond participating)? • How has your programme promoted diversity and gender equality (be as specific as possible)?
  18. 18. Follow Continuous Improvement Cycle • Explain how the healthy workplace initiative is conceived, planned, implemented (addressing the four components of the WHO Healthy Workplace model), assessed and improved. • Specifically, which processes and outcomes are measured and demonstrable milestones (where applicable) have been achieved?
  19. 19. Innovative • In which aspects do you regard this initiative as innovative?
  20. 20. Sustainable • How is this healthy workplace initiative considered sustainable and promoting lasting health improvements? • Has the initiative been successfully expanded to new settings beyond its original conception?
  21. 21. Replicable • How would you judge the ability for this initiative to be replicable beyond its current form? • Can it be scaled, implemented in diverse environments (e.g. urban and rural, large and small enterprises, different industries and countries, etc.)?
  22. 22. Basic Requirements • All applying organizations adhere to workers’ social and ethical codes as part of their role in the broader community and enforce occupational health codes and laws • Applicants can be private, public or non-profit organizations • Programs are based in the workplace • Applicants must be willing to provide information on the Global Awards website and other outlets selected by the host organisations • Applicants must be willing to participate in ongoing profiling for a minimum of twelve months, e.g. at regional seminars, periodical newsletters and on the website. • Applicants will not use supporting materials with their application. • Finalists will attend the 2014 Global Awards Summit to present their program. No videos will be allowed for this presentation.
  23. 23. Contact Questions?? Application deadline: January 24 Jon Comola, Founder, GKEN Wolf Kirsten, Founder & President, International Health Consulting Tommy Hutchinson, CEO & Founder, i-genius