What is the Healthy Workplace Criteria?

WELLCOSA has built a well-designed, well-executed and sustainable benchmarking framework to drive engagement in workplace wellness and its guiding principles. This Healthier Workplace Initiative (HWI) is accessible to companies of all sizes and it creates sustainable wellness outcomes, and include positive recognition for employers. Read More about the HWI Criteria here.  

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What Happens After I Submit My Application For Review?

The national review process will take up to four to six (4-6) weeks. You will be notified in writing of the application review outcome when this process is completed. If your application meets all requirements, you will receive a notification letter and scores in each benchmark. Carefully consider your scores and refer to the responses […]

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When Does The Designation Expire?

Your Well Workplace designation remains current for two (2) years. If you wish to renew or upgrade your designation level, you must complete and document a full 12-month programming cycle before reapplying.

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What if My Program Involves Multiple Sites?

If your wellness program is implemented uniformly among all sites, you may be able to include all of them in your application. This means that data collection, evaluation, and program access is consistent among all sites. If your program is not consistent, you should include only the site(s) for which all parts of the program […]

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Are There Any Preparation Tools or Training?

Yes. Remember, the Healthier Workplace Initiative (HWI) process is a learning process, not just an award application process. Take advantage of the following opportunities: * Use the training resources – this becomes available upon paying the appropriate HWI fees * Complete the free Well Workplace Checklist

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What is The Time Period For Program Cycle Documentation?

The Healthier Workplace Initiative (HWI) recognition documentation must represent a 12-month program cycle that has been completed. This includes data collection, operating plan (including budget), interventions and evaluation. Data collection from a previous cycle is acceptable if it is still valid and relevant to current programming decisions.

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Are There any Deadlines for Submission?

Yes, the deadlines for submission is end of August of each year.  Applications are accepted any time of the year. The Awards ceremony takes place during October of each year. Applications received after August, will be part of the next year’s award ceremony.

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