Tryg Insurance is the largest workers’ compensation insurance company in Denmark and the second largest in the Nordics. Tryg today helps more than 80,000 business customers and 530,000 employees to make the working day safer by converting expert knowledge into simple and valuable insurances.
Tryg Insurance made their first contact with Woba at the beginning of 2019, where they made it clear what specific challenges they had experienced with their previous digital supplier of Health and Safety Risk Assessments (APV) to their customers.
Tryg wanted to offer their customers the statutory Health and Safety Risk Assessment, so that they could comply with the working environment legislation without much hassle. The problem was quite simply that the tool did not automate all legally required steps in the process, so customers had to spend a lot of time and effort to comply with the legislation.
1 out of the 5 steps in the Health and Safety Risk Assessment is that the Working Environment Authority requires companies to prepare and implement an action plan with a focus on improving the risk areas of the Health and Safety Risk Assessment results.
Part of the problem was that companies had to wait months to get their results in the form of reports – and when the reports finally arrived, they spent additional months translating their results into actionable measures. Tryg therefore became curious as to whether there was a digital tool that could make it easy and automatic to deliver all steps – and here they came across Woba.
Tryg Insurance had for some time flirted with the idea of collaborating with a digital platform that could solve their Health and Safety Risk Assessment challenges. Tryg quickly found that Woba could do this, and shortly before Christmas in 2019, Tryg chose to enter into a strategic co-branding collaboration with the platform. Tryg chose Woba for several reasons, but the main reason for their final decision was:
“We chose to enter into a strategic collaboration with Woba because it is a unique solution. It is our assessment that Woba is the only one who has incorporated their deep expertise in the field of occupational health and prevention into one simple and intuitive platform. This means that our customers i.a. can complete all Health and Safety Risk Assessment steps completely automatically”
Jytte Adelmark, Director of Growth Center Health – Tryg Denmark
Tryg Insurance therefore chose to make Woba their primary Health and Safety Risk Assessment supplier for their customer base at the start of 2020. The strategic collaboration between Tryg and Woba will be launched in June 2020, where they will offer their customers to complete the statutory Health and Safety Risk Assessment, so that they can live 100 % up to the legal requirements in an easy and clear way.
“Furthermore, the Woba team has succeeded in making it easy for companies to collect all their important employee data on the health, safety and well-being level in one complete system. This enables both us and our customers to gain the data insights to be able to prevent costly staff turnover and sick leave in real time, before the damage has occurred”
Jytte Adelmark, Director of Growth Center Health – Tryg Denmark.
Look out for more results from this important collaboration in the coming year.
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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.
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