8 Unique Employee Benefits To Attract And Retain Talent


Category: Engagement

“The best job candidates may have their pick of companies to work for, but employers don’t always have their pick of the best candidates.  One reason for this is because some companies aren’t focusing on doing more to distinguish themselves from their competitors.”  An article in Forbes highlights the importance of creating benefit packages that… Read more »

Fitbit Local: Just Another Reason Consumer Wellness Works


Category: Engagement

Employers should build their corporate wellness programs around the consumer wellness technology market, and Fitbit’s new Fitbit Local program is just another reason why.  In addition to producing quality hardware and software, Fitbit launches value-added programs and services to improve engagement in its programs.  For example, Fitbit acquired FitStar to go beyond data tracking and… Read more »

Is Too Much Employee Engagement A Bad Thing?


Category: Engagement

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review explores whether too much employee engagement could be a bad thing.  The benefits of employee engagement are well documented, including being associated with higher employee wellbeing, performance, and retention.  Well-engaged business units also outperform less engaged ones in almost every metric, such as revenues, profits, service quality,… Read more »

Survey: Manager Engagement In Wellness Key To Success


Category: Engagement

Having leadership involvement in wellness initiatives spearheads program success.  This idea is often touted by brokers and wellness professionals.  Even Wellable wrote about this topic is 2015, referencing a survey from Aon Hewitt and the National Business Group on Health.  Now, another survey from the American Psychological Association (APA) continues to support the idea that… Read more »

1/3 Of Employees Participate In Wellness Programs


Category: Engagement

A recent survey of 617 full-time workers provided some details about the state of employee wellness programs.  Specifically, it found that found that a third of all employees participate in at least one part of their employee wellness program.  This number is a bit higher than ones reported by other organizations, but regardless, it is… Read more »

Email Is Dying, Wellness Communications Need To Adjust


Category: Engagement

In case there was any doubt that messaging apps were the future of communication in the mobile-first era, a new study released this morning puts some solid numbers behind their traction, especially over email.  According to a report from App Annie, email is effectively dying among two age groups: (i) 13-24 and 25-44.  Both age groups spend… Read more »

50% Of Employers Use Mobile Apps To Engage Employees In Their Health


Category: Engagement

A new survey by Xerox and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) demonstrates the  willingness of employers to invest in emerging technologies aimed at improving employee wellbeing despite challenges measuring impact and return on investment.  The biannual survey examines the current use and future potential of four key technologies: (i) gamification, (ii) mobile technologies, (iii) wearable sensors,… Read more »

Millennials Define The New Dream Job


Category: Engagement

Millennials already make up more than a third of the work force.  By 2020, they will make up half.  The sheer size of this cohort makes them a focus point for all employers.  A survey from the National Society of High School Scholars offers a glimpse into the ambitions of the generation and provides insights… Read more »

Survey: One in Five Employees Want New Job In 2016


Category: Engagement

According a survey from CareerBuilder, 21% of employees are pledging to leave their current employers in 2016, up from 16% last year.  Employers with large millennial populations are at even greater risk with 30% of millennials expecting to have a new job by the end of 2016, compared to 23% last year.  With experts estimating… Read more »

Survey: 60% Of HR Leaders View Wellness As Engagement Tool


Category: Engagement

A recent survey conducted Human Capital Media, the research arm of Workforce magazine, and Virgin Pulse found greater evidence highlighting the changing views of employers as it relates to employee wellness programs.  According to the survey of more than 1,000 human resource professionals, more employers are going beyond lower medical expenses when assessing the benefits… Read more »