8 Cost Effective Wellness Rewards to Drive Engagement

Category: Rewards and Incentives

The growing popularity of wellness programs is limited primarily by budgetary constraints.  With the advent of technology based programs, the bulk of budgets often are comprised of rewards and incentives to drive participation.  This hurdle should not deter forward thinking employers from implementing a wellness program.  There are a number of free and low cost… Read more »

Survey: Do Office-Based Employees Want Digital Engagement Programs?

Category: Facts and Research

According to Gallup research, U.S. businesses lose between $450 and $550 billion per year due to disengagement, which manifests itself in turnover rates, poor productivity, and below average work.  To combat this, businesses are searching for scalable methods to better engage employees.  In fact, many companies now view engagement as a competitive advantage. A new… Read more »

Wellable Featured in VentureFizz

Category: Wellable News

VentureFizz featured Wellable in an article about our roots and work with the Clinton Foundation.  Click here to read the full article.  

Only 24% Of Employees Participate In Wellness Programs

Category: Facts and Research

Simply offering a wellness program provides no guarantee of improving employee wellbeing, lowering medical expenses, or improving productivity and employee engagement.  Employees must be aware the program exists and participate in it.  Although more than 85% of large employers offer a wellness program, Gallup research shows that only 60% of U.S. employees are aware that… Read more »

Memo To Executives: Wellness Boosts Employee Engagement

Category: Engagement

Employee wellness boosts employee engagement, and employee engagement boosts employee wellness.  Too often managers either ignore the abundance of research supporting the benefits of employee wellness and employee engagement or think about these two elements of business success as separate initiatives. First, a couple of quick examples of how these two human capital investments are… Read more »

50% Of Consumers Prefer Health Information From External Websites

Category: Facts and Research

Aon Hewitt partnered with the National Business Group on Health and The Futures Company to conduct The Consumer Health Mindset study.  The study explores perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors that employees hold toward health and healthcare as they interact with their employer-sponsored health plans and wellness programs.  A few interesting statistics about communication channels: 50% of… Read more »

Texting Turns 22 And Remains King

Category: Mobile Wellness

On December 3, 1992, the first ever short message service (SMS), or text message, was sent, making this nearly ubiquitous service 22 years old.  A short “merry christmas” was sent, and little did people know that quadrillions of text messages later, SMS would be the “king of electronic communications.” With annual text traffic expected to… Read more »

Survey: Millennials Don’t Care About Traditional Healthcare

Category: Facts and Research

In 2015, Millennials will comprise the majority of the workforce and will eventually remake the workplace in their own image.  As it pertains to health, this generation cares less about their medical care but still expects their employer to play an active role in supporting their overall health and well-being.  According to a survey by… Read more »

Behavioral Economics, Please Meet Employer Wellness

Category: Rewards and Incentives

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review challenges the conventional wisdom that wellness programs can rely on education and financial incentives to encourage employees to be good stewards of their health.  The article points out that education and financial incentives, although effective to a certain extent, produce better, not optimal results.  For example, the… Read more »

Study: 19M Fitness Wearables In Use Today, To Triple By 2018

Category: Facts and Research

According to a new report from Juniper Research, about 19 million wearable fitness devices are currently in use worldwide, and that number is expected to more than triple to 70 million by 2018.  Juniper predicts that market will continue to be dominated by designated fitness devices, but that smartwatches with fitness capabilities will gradually begin… Read more »