Indicators of a Thriving Workplace report
A key highlight on SuperFriend’s calendar is the publication of our annual Indicators of a Thriving Workplace Report. This national survey has evolved into Australia’s largest workplace mental health and wellbeing survey. The 2019 report featured insights from more than 10,000 Australian workers reporting on their experiences of mental health within their workplace, using 40 scientifically-validated indicators of thriving workplaces. Currently, Australia is scoring 62.7 out of 100, which is no change on the 2018 result. Any score above 80 is considered thriving, and only 5% of Australian workplaces are in this category. This work highlights sectors who are excelling in workplace mental health, and also identifies areas for improvement and practical actions all workplaces can apply to benefit their people and performance.
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This national survey is representative of the Australian working population, with responses weighted using ABS data. This translates to ensuring responses are from all different industries, role types, locations and demographics such as age and gender.
Each year we also include a ‘deep dive’ into contemporary issues, with a focus on stress in 2019. We also looked at vulnerable populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers, casual workers, and those with lived experience of mental illness – and the unique challenges they face.
In addition to the release of the national report, SuperFriend also provides a deeper dive into the unique issues and experiences of key industries and demographics, through a serious of focused profile reports.
More recently, this data has been used to provide further support to our Insurance Partners in their preparation of Industry Fund tender submissions. Using data from the Indicators of a Thriving Workplace, we have been able to provide insights and analysis on different funds based on member demographics including member location and industry affiliation.
There is so much data, both qualitative and quantitative, that could be used to assist insurers and funds further in understanding the ‘preventative’ steps needed to help their members, employers and customers. Through partnership with you, we look forward to exploring how best to leverage these incredible insights to benefit your business and customers.