Additional Resources

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Assessment Tools 

 

Well-Being Measures from the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness. This website provides a repository of validated well-being and resilience scales and indices including objective, subjective, and workplace well-being measures.  

What Works Wellbeing Question Bank – A bank of validated questions from What Works Wellbeing that can be used by employers to measure employee well-being; includes advice on choosing questions, adapting the questions or response scales, and understanding survey results. 

Employee Wellbeing Snapshot Survey – A short, 13-question survey from What Works Wellbeing that is intended to capture a snapshot of employee wellbeing at regular intervals. 

Good Jobs Scorecard – A tool from the Good Jobs Institute that assesses your company’s performance by examining the experience of your employees and customers as well as operational metrics. 

Workplace Integrated Safety and Health (WISH) Assessment – An assessment tool from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Work, Health & Well-Being that measures workplace policies and practices that focus on working conditions and worker health. 

NIOSH Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (NIOSH WellBQ) – A questionnaire from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health that covers multiple spheres, including individuals’ quality of working life, circumstances outside of work, and physical and mental health status. Among other applications, the NIOSH WellBQ is intended to help researchers, employers, workers, practitioners, and policymakers target interventions to improve worker well-being.

Publications 

 

Fox, K. E., Johnson, S. T., Berkman, L. F., Sianoja, M., Soh, Y., Kubzansky, L. D., & Kelly, E. L. (2021). Organisational- and group-level workplace interventions and their effect on multiple domains of worker well-being: A systematic review. Work & Stress, 0(0), 1–30. doi:10.1080/02678373.2021.1969476 

Lovejoy, M., Kelly, E. L., Kubzansky, L. D., & Berkman, L. F. (2021). Work Redesign for the 21st Century: Promising Strategies for Enhancing Worker Well-Being. American Journal of Public Health, e1–e9. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2021.306283

Other Resources 

 

What Works Well-Being: Work –This UK center provides a clearinghouse of well-being evidence designed to improve decision-making by different sectors of society including governments, businesses and civil society. The “Work” portion of the website focuses on work and well-being and provides assessment tools, guidance and briefs summarizing the most rigorous research evidence on this topic.  

For additional employer resources, toolkits and implementation guides see our Work Design for Health employer toolkit on this website.