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Find Conference Board research at 24 Appendix C | The Conference Board of Canada Appendix C MFI score, program impact, and key outcomes • Studies show that higher MFI scores are associated with higher productivity scores. • The number of days missed by an employee may not always mean a program is not working. Employees who reported a high impact across all seven programs self-reported missing more days compared with those who did not use the program. These employees may have become more self-aware and recognized the need to take time off to get well. • Days unwell at work (presenteeism) may be the easiest factor to change by program participation. It appears that program participation does have an influence on employees feeling unwell at work. Employees who took Table 1 Workplace mental health outcomes by participant MFI score (MFI score/100; per cent) Overall stigma Overall comfort Percentage who experienced incivility Percentage who reported incivility Percentage who experienced harassment Percentage who reported harassment Percentage who experienced accident Charged 88 71 28 63 4 50 6 Charging 74 59 37 54 7 61 7 Half-full 62 49 50 48 10 55 6 Draining 50 38 61 38 21 50 9 Drained 32 28 74 26 29 31 12 Overall 60 48 51 43 13 48 8 Note: Scores in the table are the weighted average of all questions in each particular scale, weighted out of 100. Source: The Conference Board of Canada. mental health training and reported high impact had fewer days feeling unwell than those who reported low to moderate impact. This same finding was found in return-to-work programs and respectful workplace policies. • The MFI shows that positive mental health is a protective factor that mitigates employees' risk for mental harm. These findings suggest employees with good mental health will be at less risk of psychosocial hazards. This can be seen when comparing the outcomes on the following tables by the corresponding MFI scores (represented from "Charged" to "Drained"). (See tables 1, 2, and 3.)

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