Benefits And Perks Top Consideration For 57% Of Job Seekers


Category: Corporate Wellness

A new survey from Glassdoor found that nearly three in five (57%) people reported benefits and perks being among their top considerations before accepting a job.  With one and five employees looking for a job in 2016, employers need to take note and make their benefits package a point of differentiation.  Standard benefits (health insurance,… Read more »

Sonic Boom’s Pivot Shows Strength Of BYOD Wellness Strategy


Category: Corporate Wellness

It was not long ago that Sonic Boom Wellness was publishing eBooks that said “just say ‘no’ to bring-your-own-device (BYOD)”.  We strongly disagreed with this approach and published our own eBook around the same time suggesting it was truly the way to go.  Although the topic is still being debated by some wellness and human… Read more »

Top HR Issues for 2016


Category: Corporate Wellness

Despite the improving economy in 2015, stagnant wages, high benefit costs, and regulatory uncertainty made it a challenging environment for human resource professionals.  2016 will be equally challenging as the economy and businesses orient to growth, which will include greater competition for talent, demand for flexible benefits, and pressure for productive and healthier workers.  Technological… Read more »

4 Ways To Promote Employee Health


Category: Corporate Wellness

Ron Friedman recently wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review about ways employers can support and promote employee health.  What he included and excluded were both telling.  He did not mention biometric screenings or health risk assessments.  Rather, he focused on ways to make living a healthier life easier.  Below are brief summaries on… Read more »

Outcomes-based Wellness Programs See Little Growth


Category: Corporate Wellness

According to a survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health, 44% of companies nationwide had outcomes-based wellness programs in 2015.  However, this percentage rose only a “statistically irrelevant” 2% from the year prior, which is a large and, for some, unexpected slowdown in the proliferation of these types of wellness programs…. Read more »

Target Offers Fitbits To 335,000 Employees, Ignores BYOD


Category: Corporate Wellness

Last week, Target made headlines by announcing it will offer Fitbit activity trackers to its 335,000 U.S. employees, becoming the latest firm looking to wearable devices as a way to improve its workers’ fitness and reduce healthcare costs.  The deal is one of Fitbit’s largest corporate accounts yet.  While corporate services generate less than 10%… Read more »

Low Tech Helps Employee Wellness Programs


Category: Corporate Wellness

The incredible rise of mobile and wearable wellness technology solutions makes it easy to embrace a technology-centric perspective about all things wellness.  Sometimes new gadgets and apps become so distracting that we forget about the well-established low tech solutions sitting right next to us (we want push notifications even though email and text messaging may be better ways… Read more »

Where Do Good Wellness Programs Come From?


Category: Corporate Wellness

We see lots of articles, blog posts, and lists about the things great companies do to launch great wellness programs.  Often, suggestions include things that happen during a wellness program and rarely touch on the things that must happen before a program is ever launched that, in many ways, are more influential in determining a… Read more »

7 Keys To A Great Wellness Challenge


Category: Corporate Wellness

Wellness challenges are great ways to engage and motivate employees to increase their physical activity, improve their nutrition, get more sleep, or make other meaningful changes to their health and well-being.  Furthermore, wellness challenges provide employers with opportunities to blend employee health initiatives with team and culture building within an organization.  Unlike biometric screenings, health… Read more »

It’s Hard To Win A Championship Without (Wellness) Champions


Category: Corporate Wellness

If you take a look at some of the great wellness programs, there will be numerous common themes in all of them, including wellness champions.  These award winning organizations (Healthiest Employers, Best Places To Work, etc.) recognize that wellness is hard and champions ease that burden; if it were easy, obesity, chronic conditions, and out-of-control… Read more »