Glassdoor exists already as a fantastic forum for employees to contribute and read insider opinions of working environments. Why not add a specific function for rating and describing a company's attitude to workplace health and fitness?
1 - Many thanks to all who took part in the brief survey on sharing health data. The results as of 27.01.13 have been collated and published above. The survey will be kept open though. Comments on analysis and how this can clarify the necessary refinement process are very welcome!
2 - Refinement completed for now. A prototype stemming from Valerie's comments on Free Health Days has been added above in the image gallery, and is also described below, under the last question heading.
Many thanks to all who have contributed on the threads (Wout particularly for the great original visualization of the mockup Glassdoor page) in the comment section below, and especially Asma and Nadine for their own concepts which have made this one so much richer.
Team up with Glassdoor to push Health and Fitness up the agenda for companies considering how best to attract new talent. It would require a small bit of software engineering and a little marketing.
On overall rating could be gauged from a series of questions relating to overtime worked, general benefits including health and dental insurance provided, discount membership at gyms etc, and how active or passive the company is in caring for the well-being of its employees.
On discovering Nadine's 'How Does My Health Compare' proposal, I began to think about the benefits of being able to compare the actual health measurements (anonymously) of employees between companies.
Scenario 1: You are weighing up two job offers, of similar salaries from similar large companies (A and B) in the same field. On looking at factors like BMI, Blood pressures, aerobic fitness and fat percentage, you might notice that Company A is slightly ahead in all of these areas. As a large accountancy firm, it may well still fall a long way behind other employers, as it has an older demographic. But the point is, by comparing like for like, you might be able to deduce that the company with the better all round health standings will be better for your own health.
Scenario 2: Company B looks at Company A managing to seduce all the best student talent on the University Milk Round. Although B offers a slightly higher starting salary, and they are indisutingushable in terms of professional experience, why is A winning the recuitment war? A has been looking after its employees much better, and the results show on Glassdoor Health Rating. Upon realising this, B decides to up it's game and implement health and fitness reforms across the board for all its employees.
Many thanks to Wout Helsmoortel for his additional thoughts and also for providing a great mock-up of how the addition to Glassdoor would look.