Congruence of Organizational Self-Score and Audit-Based Organizational Assessments of Workplace Health Capabilities: An Analysis of the HealthLead Workplace Accreditation

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Abstract

Objective:

The aim of this study was to provide descriptive characteristics of companies accredited as part of the HealthLead Workplace Accreditation and to assess congruence between data reported via online organizational self-assessment and third-party onsite audit.

Methods:

Synthesized organizational level data collected through the HealthLead accreditation process (N = 22). Online self-assessment and onsite third-party audit data were compared using paired t-tests.

Results:

Statistical tests revealed significantly higher onsite audit scores than organizational self-assessment scores. Descriptive analyses demonstrated that Outcomes Reporting was the lowest scoring area among all companies. Companies also varied widely in levels of Leadership Support for wellness.

Conclusions:

Gaps observed between organizational self-assessment and onsite audit scores were relatively stable across the sample, indicating that observed differences may be process related. Organizations awarded accreditation show a wide variation in Leadership Support, and Outcomes Reporting appears to be low across the sample.

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