IWH Updates

IWH recognized for workforce engagement in Korn Ferry award

Published: November 4, 2019

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has been honoured with a 2019 Korn Ferry Engaged Performance Award. IWH is one of 71 organizations from around the world to receive this third annual award from the global organizational consulting firm. Korn Ferry announced the award winners on October 29, 2019.

The award program recognizes employers with superior levels of performance in two key categories—engagement and enablement—as measured by their recent employee surveys administered by Korn Ferry. IWH was named a winner in both categories. Korn Ferry research shows employee engagement is a consistent leading indicator of organizational health and sustainable performance. 

Winning organizations are chosen based on employee survey responses to two sets of statements. One set measures engagement: I feel proud to work for the company and I would recommend the company as a good place to work. The other set measures enablement: My job makes good use of my skills and abilities and Conditions in my job allow me to be as productive as I can be.

The percentage of an organization’s employees who say they strongly agree or agree (on a five-point scale) with these statements is used to create an overall score. This score is then compared to Korn Ferry’s benchmarks to determine if the organization is an award winner. Korn Ferry’s employee engagement database holds opinion survey data from seven million respondents in more than 60 countries.

Congratulations to our 2019 winners, all of whom clearly understand the tremendous business benefits that an engaged and enabled workforce can deliver, said Korn Ferry Senior Principal Mark Royal in a statement. “These awards publicly recognize the great strides organizations have made in building work environments in which people thrive and want to stay.”

We are honoured to win this award because it recognizes companies that have built work environments in which people can succeed, says IWH President Dr. Cam Mustard. And when our people succeed, they are fulfilling our mission of promoting, protecting and improving the safety and health of working people through actionable research. That’s what we’re most proud of.

For the full list of winners, go to: http://engage.kornferry.com/engaged-performance-awards/winners-copy-1054BS-4448K6.html