As the first step to an intervention study is to determine the achievability of the intervention, we will first undertake a feasibility study with two worksites to understand the feasibility, impacts, and cost-benefit analysis of implementing the Standard. The feasibility study will be undertaken in two stages. The first stage will involve two focus groups (6-7 participants) organized in each worksite: (1) one with CEs, and; (2) one with supervisors/managers/human resources personnel. The second stage will entail the actual implementation of the Standard as an intervention in the workplaces concerned. This process will require standardized training of HR personnel and employees on the content of the Standard, its Implementation Guide, and various additional KM tools. Longitudinal survey data capturing health (mental and physical), quality of life, and work satisfaction outcomes will be collected three times from both CEs and HR personnel (onset, middle and end of intervention) across a 12 month period. This will be followed by retrospective qualitative interviews with participants to inquire about the impact of the Standard on the workplace (i.e. culture change, collegiality, economic costs and benefits, etc.), and their own work-life balance. Data will be analyzed and triangulated.
Habanero Consulting Inc.
Co-Investigators, Gender, Health and Carer-Friendly Workplaces, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant
Dr. Linda Duxbury
Professor, School of Business, Carlton University
Co-Investigators, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #2, Project #4
Dr. Jenny Ploeg
Professor, School of Nursing
Co-Investigators, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #4
Dr. Amir Gafni
Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences