A gap analysis is an assessment tool that enables a corporation to compare its current capabilities and performance with industry benchmarks and expectations for performance. A gap analysis is used to establish areas that have room for improvement.
Gap analysis can also be used for your Employee Wellness Plan to determine
where the program stands now and how the Employee Wellness Plan can better follow
To start a gap analysis, ask these simple questions about your Employee Wellness
- What is the current state of the Employee Wellness Program?
- How does the Employee Wellness Plan measure up to evidence-based practices?
(i.e., the desired state)
The gap is the difference between the current and desired states.
After the gap has been identified, the next step is to determine the action
steps that are needed to close the gap. These actions answer the question: “How
can the Employee Wellness Plan move forward towards the desired state?”
Sometimes the gaps that need to be filled can be addressed through Employee
Wellness Plan changes; other gaps might require policy changes. However, using
a gap analysis will help you establish areas for Employee Wellness Plan improvement
and the actions needed to make progress towards those goals.