The Work Health Index has been developed to provide all users with a tailored benchmark. This benchmark comprises a total scored entry for each user (in this index this represents a business’ entry rather than an individual’s), which is then presented against a series of average entries compiled from other users. These averages are live and user benchmarks will continue to be placed against updated data sets daily.

Each of the four index sections (Work, Live, Move, Thrive) contain a series of answerable questions, all of which carry a fixed score falling into one of three values. Values assigned to each question have been developed using a wide suite of growing evidence and comparison with currently available indexes in the UK. Though not a complex scoring system, efforts have been made to sufficiently differentiate the corresponding value of specific questions throughout the four sections.

Where higher scores are awarded for specific questions, this has been determined in consultation with industry directly, as well as supporters or the Work Health Index. The reason for this differentiation is to ensure that respondents are scored and therefore benchmarked fairly based on their responses and the specific provisions, policies or practices each question refers to.

The scoring and benchmarking system does not operate on predetermined weighting. As such, information individual to each respondent will not affect any value assigned to any question answered.

To view how benchmarking evidence is created, see below.