Research: Good Leaders Keep Their Employees, Best Leaders Let Them Go


Category: Engagement

On the Wellable blog, we write a lot about increasing employee retention and reducing turnover, knowing the astronomical costs associated with replacing employees. But what if we tell you that the best leaders, instead of hoarding talent for themselves, embrace letting their superstar employees go? Talent Flow vs. Talent Pool This was the topic of… Read more »

Report: Why Your Employees Are Leaving (And How to Retain Talent)


Category: Engagement

Employee turnover is a sticky problem for HR managers, as replacing employees (especially good ones) can be costly. Understanding why employees stay or leave can give managers a leg up in this competitive job market where talented individuals have plenty of options to choose from. Fortunately, Work Institute recently published a report detailing reasons why… Read more »

How To Create Effective Communication For High Engagement in Wellness Programs


Category: Engagement

In our podcast, we talked about how wellness programs are becoming a must-have, as more and more employees expect their employer to provide some wellness benefits. Yet, there’s this notion that you need to be a big corporation with a deep pocket to have a comprehensive program. This is simply not true. Small companies can deliver… Read more »

Practical Tips To Build A Culture Of Health


Category: Engagement

Ben Horowitz recently delivered a compelling talk on “Culture and Revolution.” We highly recommend it for anyone interested in building and improving organizational culture (which, really, should be everybody!). In the 30-minute post, Horowitz discussed what it means to have a company culture. The topic is certainly important; some of the hottest companies are also… Read more »

Health Coaching With Consumer Technologies


Category: Engagement

Health coaching has historically been viewed as the final step in a costly screen (biometrics), stratify (by risk), and coach model.  As such, it often gets a bad rap à guilt by association.  However, with research from HealthFitness and some novel ways to think about coaching, this post hopes to dispel some reservations employers have… Read more »

Google Compensated Unit So Much That Employees Left


Category: Engagement

Most companies may not be able to relate to compensation packages so rich that employees leave to explore other opportunities, but the case study in this blog is worth exploring nonetheless.  For compensation packages in their self-driving car unit, the search engine giant Google introduced a unique pay structure in 2010 that included bonuses and… Read more »

Simon Sinek: Millennials In The Workplace


Category: Engagement

Below is a video excerpt from Simon Sinek, a leadership and organizational development expert, speaking on an episode of Inside Quest.  During the excerpt, which we strongly encourage people to watch (it has 5.3 million views and counting), Sinek addresses what he calls the “millennial question.”  In short, the millennial question addresses the challenges with… Read more »

Pokémon GO Activity Increases Temporary


Category: Engagement

It seems like yesterday when Pokémon Go took the world by storm, captivating the minds of millions across the globe.  The unintended consequences of its success was an increase in activity of its users.  Some even dubbed the game the next best health app since it got individuals moving while being unaware of the amount… Read more »

Study Quantifies The Value Of Health Plan Member Engagement


Category: Engagement

Employers and health plans have long sought after a clear understanding of the benefits derived from engagement.  It is widely understood that engagement results in positive business outcomes for both types of entities; however, some would argue that too much engagement is a bad thing.  Regardless, few studies have been published that quantify the financial… Read more »

Office Perks And Company Culture Are Not The Same Thing


Category: Engagement

“Allowing your employees to bring dogs to work is a perk.  Texting an employee after they had to put their dog down is culture.” The quote above from a Wall Street Journal article sums up the difference between perks and culture fairly well.  The article goes on to discuss the importance of and distinction between… Read more »