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Healthy Workplace

 Healthy Workplace
Eastern Health’s greatest resource is its people: the employees, physicians and volunteers who are dedicated to client care. Research provides a strong rationale for investing in employee and workplace health, as they are “inextricably linked to productivity, high performance and success.”1 Eastern Health has made Healthy Workplace a separate, new priority for the next three years. 
 
This priority will focus on increasing employee engagement and improving employee wellness. As part of this, the organization will increase opportunities for employee feedback. For example, in 2017 Eastern Health administered its first ‘pulse’ survey to gather information quickly and frequently on factors related to engagement. Going forward, this survey will be administered on a regular basis to inform improvements in identified areas.
 
This health authority’s focus on healthy workplace is in keeping with two of the Provincial Government’s Strategic Directions: Better Health for the Population and Better Care for Individuals.
 
GOAL: 
By March 31, 2020 Eastern Health will create a healthier workplace.
 

Objectives

Key Performance Indicators

Increase employee engagement
  • Positive responses from employees on questions related to engagement on ‘employee engagement’ surveys

Promote employee wellness, with a particular focus on mental health in the workplace
  • Reduced sick leave
  • Positive responses from employees on questions related to mental health and wellness on ‘employee engagement’ surveys
 
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1 Maclead and Shamian, 2013, www.longwoods.com/content/23355 
 
Eastern Health will work to achieve each Healthy Workplace objective over all three fiscal years from 2017-2020. An Eastern Health Operational Plan (EHOP) will outline yearly action plans, from 2017-2020, that aim to make progress on each indicator.
 
The key performance indicators will be monitored across all three years to track progress on the goal and corresponding objectives.

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Downloadable Documents:
Strategic Priorities - Summary (PDF)

Updated Jun 22, 2017