Soft Benefits Growing In Importance


Category: Corporate Wellness

A recent article in Employee Benefits News discusses the growing importance of “soft” benefits in recruiting and retaining talent.  Hard benefits, traditionally defined as health insurance and retirement plans, used to be sufficient for employees, but as these benefits have become more mainstream, leading employers are expanding offerings to attract employees.  The article reviews six… Read more »

49% Of Americans Understand Their Employee Benefits


Category: Corporate Wellness

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America’s 4th Annual Workplace Benefits Study revealed that a majority of working Americans are overestimating the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about their benefits to set them on a path toward employee well-being.  Through a 10-question, true-false quiz given to 1,439 employees age 22 or older, the report showed… Read more »

5 Unique Wellness Benefits (Bay Area Edition)


Category: Corporate Wellness

Last week, we published a post about five of our favorite examples of unique wellness benefits currently being implemented by leading companies.  After incredible interest in these examples, we thought we would create a Bay Area edition.  In the hypercompetitive arena of Silicon Valley, the march toward innovation has companies heavily investing in the recruitment… Read more »

5 Unique Wellness Benefits From Leading Companies


Category: Corporate Wellness

As employee health and wellness continues to become an area of focus for employers across the world, leading companies are making unique and differentiating wellness perks a staple of their benefits package.  These benefits are becoming the norm and are critical for companies to recruit, retain, and engage talent.  Below are five of our favorite… Read more »

Employee Benefits Increased From 60 To 344 In 20 Years


Category: Corporate Wellness

Twenty years ago, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) conducted the Innovative Benefits Survey to measure the state of employee benefits at that time.  The recurring survey, which has been modified over the years, continues to follow changes in employee benefits and, as expected, shows the evolution of employee benefits in a world where… Read more »

Fitbit Creates Research Library, Publishes Employee Wellness Studies


Category: Corporate Wellness

To counter criticism that wearable devices do not produce better health outcomes, Fitbit partnered with Fitabase to create a curated Research Library that contains an up-to-date reference list for studies that have used a Fitbit device.  From validations studies to innovative intervention and one-off case studies, the reference list covers nearly everything that has been… Read more »

The Case For A 6-Hour Workday


Category: Corporate Wellness

Work-life balance is something nearly everyone strives for.  There are many ideas behind what work-life balance is as well as many methods to obtain it within the workforce. There has been a lot of buzz about Sweden adopting a shorter work day to increase productivity and create a happier workforce.  Did shorter days deliver on… Read more »

3 Ways A Health Coach Can Help A Company Succeed


Category: Corporate Wellness

Personal, individual health coaching is a vital part of a successful wellness program because of its ability to help people cope with preventable health risks and conditions.  Preventable diseases cost businesses thousands of dollars a year.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that productivity losses linked to absenteeism costs employers $225.8 billion annually… Read more »

Slate: Workplace Wellness Programs Are A Sham


Category: Corporate Wellness

A recent article published on Slate, an online magazine of news, politics, technology, and culture, called workplace wellness programs a “sham”.  The article went on to describe how these programs, defined largely by biometric screenings and health risk assessments (HRAs), are really just cost shifting mechanisms from employers to employees.  As we read the article,… Read more »

Top 7 Causes Of Financial Stress


Category: Corporate Wellness

Whether you are trying to build a case for financial wellness at your organization or assessing the need for it, a new survey from GoBankingRates will help you cover the top causes of stress in your area.  The statistics below focus on the aggregate results from 7,000 respondents from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.,… Read more »