FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your questions answered

How will the program assist my organisation?

The knowledge embedded within this program creates happier, more harmonious, engaged and effective staff who enjoy being part of their organisation.

Staff who have taken the program take less sick days, are more pleasant to be around and take responsibility for their work and their work experience.

Overall, the program promotes a organisational culture which is more enjoyable and productive.

Companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share and realize:

41% fewer quality defects;
48% fewer safety incidents;
28% less shrinkages;
65% less turnover (low-turnover organisations);
25% less turnover (high-turnover organisations);
37% less absenteeism.

Source: Gallup

What is my return on investment?

Increasing employee engagement investments by 10% increase profits by $2,400 per employee, per year.

Highly engaged employees are 38% more likely to have above-average productivity.

Organisations which foster engaged brand ambassadors in their workforce report an average of 4 less sick days per employee per year.

Source: Workplace Research Foundation

Organisations with engaged employees outperform those without by 202%.

Source: Dale Carnegie

How do we measure the benefits of the program?

In the short term, subjective growth of employees is measured by comparison of an initial self assessment at the commencement of the program, to a follow up self assessment upon completion of the program.

In the longer term, our business metrics analyst assists each organisation in measuring growth of key measurables, including staff absenteeism and retention as well as organisational growth and profitability.

Does PEP replace other professional development programs?

PEP is a foundational program to many other workplace wellness programs. It is a solid base, which can be combined with other professional development programs to maximise your staff’s performance and workplace engagement. With awareness, the right tools and suitable strategies, a sustainable long-term shift can be made within your organisation.

How is PEP different from other development programs?

PEP is complementary to other professional development programs, promoting greater acceptance to all other company growth initiatives. The program has an enormous positive ripple effect both in the work and home environment.

Why an online program?

Modern psychology is now proving that through empowering employees with guided self-education, self-efficacy is built with much greater change potential and long lasting results. PEP engages it’s participants without an authoritarian approach, allowing each person to involve themselves on their own terms, with the added convenience and accessibility of online delivery. In addition to the online component, we also provide before and after support from our global team of face to face and online support coaches to assist your staff, either in groups or individually.

What does the program involve?

The program consists of both an online Initial and a Follow Up Self Assessment, which measures metrics. Each Self Assessment takes approximately fifteen minutes to complete. Following the Initial Self Assessment, the participant is free to select six micro learning modules from an available eighteen modules. Each module takes approximately fifteen to thirty minutes to complete.

Can you assist in implementing and managing the program?

Yes, we provide full support to ensure that the implementation and rollout of the program is seamless and easy.

Is follow up support provided?

Yes, we have a team of global face to face and online support coaches who can assist your staff either in teams or individually.

Does the program assist with workbased Health & Safety regulations?

Yes. The World Health Organisation has already broadened the term ‘Health’ to include psychological health. Implementation of the prevention based tools and strategies of the Positive Employee Program demonstrates your organisation’s duty of care by promoting the psychological well-being of your staff.

What happens after we complete the program?

We recommend that after completion of the initial selected six micro learning modules, the remaining twelve modules be completed during the following twelve-month period. Organisations typically complete the next selected six modules at the six-month mark, with the remaining six modules closer to the twelve-month mark. We find that by spacing the learnings out over the twelve-month period, the learnings are better integrated.

How did we create the program?

We created the Positive Employee Program from Masters and PhD research on numerous published books, papers and articles on Positive Psychology, Leadership and Organisational Success. From this research, we created a high level simplified program, which could be easily understood and applied to life in the workplace.

Will the program assist with reducing insurance premiums?

Yes. The program does assist is minimising insurance claims related to the mental health of staff, thus maintaining and even reducing Workers Compensation insurance premiums.

Can additional employee support be provided during and after the program implementation?

Yes. Additional coaching and team support can be provided via a Yammer community chat specific for your organisation, as well as remote and face to face workshops.

Research and statistics

A study published in the Journal of Occupational Psychology found that participants saw that the stress levels of employees go down 30 percent with psychological wellness programs and have realized gains of 69 minutes of extra productivity per week.

A 2014 Gallup poll revealed only 31% of employees in the United States reported that they were engaged by their jobs in 2014. A full 51% were still “not engaged” and 17.5% were “actively disengaged”. The youngest workers are the least engaged of any cohort, according to Gallup. Only 28.9% of millennial employees reported being engaged by their workplace in the 2014 poll.Source

Recent research findings by iOpener Institute found that happy employees: Take only a tenth of the sick leave days, when compared to unhappy employees; Stay twice as long in their jobs; and Spend double their time actually working.

Recent research findings by Jessica Pryce-Jones found that happy employees: Generate better and more creative ideas; Achieve their goals faster; and interact better with clients, colleagues and employers.

CAN THE PROGRAM BE UNDERTAKEN AS AN INTENSIVE TRAINING?

Yes the program can be undertaken over a short duration such as a weekend, otherwise all eighteen modules can be undertaken by the individual staff members self paced over a twelve month period. Payment methods can either be upfront or monthly subscription based.

CAN WE SELECT WHICH TRAINING MODULES WE WANT OUR STAFF TO COMPLETE?

Yes organisations can select which training modules are most suitable for their staff to complete, thus improving specific HR KPIs.