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 »

Employee Wellness Should Learn From The Top Apps Of 2015


Category: Engagement

“From videos to music to maps, digital was at the forefront of consumers’ (and marketers’) minds this year.”  Whether or not the wellness industry is ready for it, everything is going digital/mobile, and simply having a mobile app is not enough.  Thanks to Nielsen’s year-end review, the wellness industry can learn from the top apps… Read more »

10 Predictive Areas Of High Performing Cultures


Category: Engagement

Culture is one of those words that’s thrown around a lot but is rarely understood.  It’s a bragging point of nearly every company in business today, from a startup with three employees to multinational corporations.  To help clarify and define company culture, Entrepreneur Magazine and CultureIQ teamed up to create a list of top company… Read more »

Employee Engagement Stable Since March, Up Slightly Since 2012


Category: Engagement

Gallup released its monthly employee engagement statistics, and the survey revealed that monthly employee engagement readings have been nearly unchanged since March of this year.  With 32.1% of employees identified as “engaged” (based on their ratings of key workplace elements), October 2015 employee engagement is slightly higher than its 2012 average of around 30%.  This… Read more »

Survey: Manager Well-being Linked To Employee Engagement And Retention


Category: Engagement

Retaining quality managers is a top priority for every organization, and research has consistently found that engaged managers are significantly less likely to leave companies than their actively disengaged counterparts.  As a result, new research from Gallup makes a strong case for making manager and employee well-being a top priority within leading organizations.  According to… Read more »

Employers Shift Focus To Sustainable Engagement


Category: Engagement

For the last two decades, employers focused on measuring employee engagement as the primary means to determine workforce commitment and productivity.  This made sense given the numerous studies correlating high employee engagement and performance, but what happens when employee engagement goes beyond what is expected?  What happens when employees are engaged through the night and… Read more »