WTW & Woba

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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 Tower Watson

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.

 

The Challenges

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.

 

The Solution

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.

 

Solution – powered by Woba

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.

Option to add customized APV questions

Automatic creation process, where the customer can create, plan the APV and set it in motion via 5 steps. There is also the option of personal setup if the customer wishes.

Answering measurements on all devices: PC, tablet and via the Wobas smartphone app.

Employee access to own personal results, scores, well-being development and e-learning tools to promote well-being and the working environment.

Manager access to Woba’s analysis tool (dashboard) with automatic results – both reports and comment analyzes can be viewed and downloaded across the entire company.

Manager access to the real-time Risk Map, where HR and all local managers can identify and act on health and safety risks for sickness absence with a simple login.

Manager access to automatic recommendations for action measures to prevent the APV’s designated risk areas.

Manager access to the action plan module, where HR, AMR and the local manager can upload and follow the effect of the action plans across the entire company over time.

Manager access to Sickness Absence module and Report Injury.

Gives HR, AMR and local managers the data insights to make targeted decisions to prevent workplace injury and absenteeism risks – instead of relying on outdated data and intuition.

Made it easy for WTW’s customers to collect, understand and proactively act on APV risks before the damage happens
Gave WTW access to a holistic and data-driven Risk Assessment System across all their customers in real-time

 

But it’s not just WTW who are happy with the collaboration – Woba can’t get their hands down either:

First of all, I am proud to have closed a strategic collaboration with one of the world’s largest brokerage houses. That in itself is a huge victory! (…) The huge value from a business perspective is of course very simple – that the agreement has given us access to scale our business to a completely new market, so that we can achieve larger market shares in a short time. But most importantly, the agreement harmonizes beautifully with the fundamental passion of our business! In other words, the agreement gives us the opportunity to help even more companies, managers and employees realize our vision and purpose in life: To enable companies worldwide to use the knowledge of employees to create a workplace where their well-being is a natural prerequisite for growth and success

says managing director, Malene Madsen.

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