Gold recognition guide

Workplace health and wellbeing profile

A workplace Health and Wellbeing Profile is required to be submitted as part of your application for Gold recognition.

A typical workplace Health and Wellbeing Profile will cover the following areas:

  1. an overview of the workplace e.g. industry type, number of employees, number of work sites
  2. a description of the program
  3. rationale for choosing the program
  4. demonstration of best practice delivery against the 5-Steps to workplace health and wellbeing
  5. action plan
  6. expected cost and timeframe of your program
  7. anticipated outcomes and benefits
  8. possible risks, barriers and identified solutions associated with the program’s implementation
  9. areas of innovation
  10. evidence of sustainability and future plans for your health and wellbeing program
  11. lessons learnt.

Healthier. Happier. Workplaces recognition is awarded for best practice workplace health and wellbeing. Achieving Gold means your workplace is a role model demonstrating outstanding leadership in health and wellbeing. To achieve Gold recognition, your workplace health and wellbeing program is realising the long-term benefits from the program. The gold panel meets every three months in February, May, August and November to assess gold applications for recognition.

Since Gold is considered an advanced level, the assessment requires you to meet the requirements of Silver plus these key additions:

  • Integration of your health and wellbeing program into key organisational goals, strategic policies and operational plans.
  • Workplace health and wellbeing is embedded in workplace culture.
  • Senior management are represented on the health and wellbeing committee (or work with health and wellbeing representatives).
  • You have an annual volunteer nomination process for your health and wellbeing committee members.
  • You invite employees’ family members to participate in selected program activities.
  • You distribute a workplace health and wellbeing annual evaluation report to employees, senior management and stakeholders.

Regardless of the size of your organisation, your workplace can apply for Gold recognition provided your program has been running for at least 2 years. To establish whether your program is meeting best practice standards, it is assessed against the criteria set out in the 5-steps to a Healthier. Happier. Workplace. The 5-steps to workplace health and wellbeing for Gold recognition is a broad framework designed to assess advanced-level workplace health and wellbeing programs and recognises yours is a mature program.

Become a Gold Healthier. Happier. Workplace today

The Gold recognition assessment is best completed by your workplace health and wellbeing representative who is leading the program.

The assessment begins with a survey questionnaire which may take around 15 minute to complete. It involves a series of closed-ended questions that assesses how closely your program aligns with the 5-steps to workplace health and wellbeing.

At the end of the questionnaire, you will be required to submit the following:

  1. a workplace health and wellbeing profile (template and guidelines provided)
  2. documentary evidence, for example:
    • an action plan
    • needs assessment data
    • budget information
    • meeting agenda
    • or
    • meeting minutes

  3. a completed Healthy Places Survey, employee participation rates and other evaluative data that your workplace may collect
  4. You also have the option to upload your company logo and a photo to the recognition wall.

What you get in return

Successful workplaces receive an official recognition certificate and recognition logo to showcase in your promotional materials. We also provide you with a company engraved plaque to display in your workplace.

If you’re not sure what recognition level to apply for, see our Recognition guide.

If you have any questions on recognition, feel free to email us.

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Please note: this initiative was previously known as Workplaces for Wellness. For a short period, many resources will still refer to Workplaces for Wellness.