Why you can't afford to ignore employee health and wellbeing data

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Why you can't afford to ignore employee health and wellbeing data

About the speaker
  • Angela Loder
    Angela Loder
    Vice President, Research at International WELL Building Institute
    Dr. Angela Loder is Vice President, Research at the International WELL Building Institute. Key projects include co-leading the development of the 2020 Global Research Agenda on Health, Well-being and the Built Environment with the international IWBI Research Advisory and management of the pre-approved survey provider program for all WELL Certified projects. As a research scientist, strategic planner, and educator, Dr. Loder brings over a decade of experience in interdisciplinary research and partnerships around health, well-being, and the built and natural environment. Prior to joining IWBI, Dr. Loder ran her own consulting firm focused on urban planning, sustainability, nature, and health. She is a Canada-US Fulbright Scholar and holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. She has published extensively on urban nature and health, and her book “Small-Scale Urban Greening: Creating Places of Health, Creativity, and Ecological Sustainability” was published with Routledge in 2020.

Key takeaways

There is currently no streamlined, standardised system for measuring workplace health and wellbeing.

Measuring health and well-being helps with retention, sick days, burnout, and making employees feel valued.

Companies often only look at lagging indicators like disease, injuries, and absenteeism instead of leading indicators that can prevent problems starting.