Faxe is a municipality in Region Zealand which has over 250 workplaces with just over 2,600 employees.
1.5 years ago, HR from Faxe Municipality contacted Woba as they were looking for a digital questionnaire system that could modernize their previous solution. HR described that they had previously spent an unnecessary amount of time and effort on a time-consuming process.
In other words, it took them ages to get started, they had to wait months for the reports, then spend months translating the results into action. HR was therefore quite frustrated to know that they only had access to an outdated picture of how their employees are feeling.
Shortly after the meeting, Faxe Municipality chose to say yes to Woba’s offer.
The primary reason was that Faxe Kommune believed that Woba – far better than the other solutions on the market – could solve their challenges and at the same time modernize and automate their previous workflow with the data results from questionnaire surveys.
The HR manager from Faxe Municipality says in this context that:
“It is no secret that employees who have a high level of well-being also solve their core tasks more efficiently and have fewer sick days, and we see Woba as the tool that puts us in HR and the local managers at the workplaces able to translate the employees’ feedback into concrete improvement measures in an easier and more efficient way than seen so far“.
Until now, Woba has delivered the following results to Faxe Municipality:
A 100% statutory APV and HR system for Faxe Municipality’s ALT evaluation (Health and Safety Assessment, Management and Engagement Evaluation).
An industry-specific Health and Safety Assessment, Management evaluation and Engagement measurement for their 250 workplaces with 2600 employees, as well as tailored questions for selected locations.
Answering measurements on all devices: PC, tablet and via Woba’s smartphone app with access to your own personal results, scores and e-learning tools to promote well-being and the working environment.
A real-time Risk Map, where HR and all local managers can identify and act on health and safety risks, dissatisfaction and dissatisfaction with management skills with a simple login.
Solved a major problem for HR and the local managers by automatically translating their results into concrete recommendations to prevent and reduce risk areas. As a result, managers can now make more targeted decisions about improvements without basing them on intuition and gut feelings – but instead on solid data.
Assigned the managers and employees a common language to be able to work with preventive strategies based on the employees’ knowledge and experience.
In other words, Woba has given Faxe Municipality access to new data insights that have enabled them to get an overall real-time overview of workplace well-being.
This has meant that HR no longer has to worry about spending time and resources on understanding and sending out hundreds of reports to their workplaces.
Now all managers get access to them in real time, and HR can use their freed up time to create meaningful dialogues and initiatives based on the employees’ current knowledge and experience. Easy, time-saving and valuable.
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Energi Viborg is committed to promoting well-being within their organization and collaborates closely with Woba to achieve this goal.
“We prioritize well-being at Energi Viborg,” says Dorte Danielsen, Executive Secretary/HR at Energi Viborg.
Together with Kira, their Customer Success Manager from Woba, we have explored how Energi Viborg has adapted the Woba platform to develop their own approach to well-being work with the aim of increasing response rates and enhancing employee well-being using Woba.
At Energi Viborg, they used to conduct well-being surveys every other week, asking 5 questions based on the WHO-5 well-being index. However, they faced a challenge as the response rate had dropped below 50%. There was a need for a system that could delve deeper into work-related well-being.
Through collaboration between management, union representatives, and occupational health and safety representatives, it was decided that they needed a system where they could formulate their own questions, customize them for departments, and allow for comments to be added to each question. This led them to choose Woba, which met their needs.
“Everything aligned perfectly with our desire to prioritize well-being and not just rely on an annual well-being survey,” Dorte says about the choice of Woba.
Companies now know well that when they invest DKK 1 in the working environment, they get DKK 2 back. Despite this fact, no tools have yet been able to measure this effect.
“Woba, on the other hand, gives us access to a comprehensive risk assessment system and thus a long-awaited real-time overview of our customers’ known and unknown risks within the working environment. This helps us to assist with the best possible preventive advice based on current data insights. The Woba system also helps our customers to measure the effect of their implemented action plans on, for example, the level of well-being and sickness absence. In this way, our customers gain new and very concrete knowledge of where their risk areas are, what they should do about them and the effect of their time and efforts”
Lars Christensen, Managing Director Willis Towers Watson DK.
Willis Towers Watson (WTW) was founded in 1828 and is today a world-leading global advisory and brokerage firm. WTW is driven by a central vision to help their customers identify risks, so that the company can best prevent human losses and at the same time get the best conditions for creating growth and success. In other words – WTW helps clients around the world turn risk into business growth.
In June 2018, WTW first contacted Woba. WTW was looking for a digital tool that could give their customers the opportunity to measure the temperature of their risks in the working environment and at the same time give WTW access to a digital overview of their customers’ risk areas. After many months of negotiation, WTW and Woba suddenly found the key and common thread between the two businesses – and it was the statutory Workplace Assessment (APV) that cracked the code:
“In English, APV is called ‘Health & Safety Risk Assessment’, and it actually describes much better what it is about – namely a risk assessment of companies’ health and safety status. It also paints a much clearer picture of the APV’s real meaning and how WTW can use Woba’s APV as a risk management tool where they can help their customers prevent the loss of key employees before the damage happens‘
says Woba’s CEO, Malene Madsen.
In January 2020, WTW and Woba established a co-branding collaboration. WTW chose to buy a license for Woba’s complete APV system, so that in future they can offer their customers a service that enables them to meet the Norwegian Working Environment Authority’s legal requirements for the APV in an easy and efficient way. The strategic collaboration between WTW and Woba was launched on 9 December and is already live in the Danish companies. Søren Egens Petersen talks here about the importance of the solution for their customers today:
“A high level of employee well-being is one of the most important success criteria in any company, and therefore it is absolutely crucial that the management has a good overview of the areas in the company where there is a particular need to make an effort to eliminate dissatisfaction . With Woba, the company not only gets the overview, but also concrete recommendations for what can be done to increase well-being”.
says well-being expert Søren Egens Petersen from Corporate Health at Willis Towers Watson.
A 100% complete, legally binding system for completing the APV – completely automatically
Industry-specific Health and Safety Risk Assessment questionnaires from the Danish Working Environment Authority for all industries and sectors.