Workplace Unfairness Driving Employee Turnover in Tech Sector


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Technology companies are widely seen as organizations on the forefront of workplace trends.  This is largely due to rich and novel benefits (think Google, Facebook, and others) and a disproportionate number of millennials, which comprise the largest part of the global workforce, in their ranks.  These leading companies often set compensation and benefit trends and… Read more »

Facts vs. Fiction: Employee Weight Loss Programs and BMI Values


Category: Facts and Research

Al Lewis, CEO of Quizzify, recently published an article called “Ten Myths about Employee Weight Loss Programs.” We created an infographic to give you a brief overview of his article, but don’t forget to visit Al’s article to learn more. It is not to say that companies should give up on helping employees control their weight;… Read more »

HDHPs Create Need For Wellness And Literacy Tools


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High-deductible health plans (HDHPs), which shift more of the upfront financial burden of healthcare expenses onto members, operate on the assumption that the financial risk associated with the plans will make members their own best care managers.  Also, these plans typically offer the greatest savings and are the lowest-cost option for employees in terms of… Read more »

Study: Sitting Linked To Depression


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Prolonged sitting has been called “the new smoking” because of its adverse effects on heart health. Now, being glued to the seat is also linked to mental health symptoms; researchers in Australia recently found a link between prolonged sitting, low activity levels, and depression. The group set out to follow 8,950 women, aged 50 to… Read more »

Employee Experience Delivers ROI


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In his new book, The Employee Experience Advantage, Jacob Morgan interviewed 150 psychologists, economists, and business leaders around the world and analyzed more than 250 diverse organizations to determine the impact employee experience has on the success of companies. Based on those conversations and analyses, he identified three environments that matter most to employees: cultural,… Read more »

Wellness Software Helps Reduce Employee Turnover


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A recent data analysis from a corporate wellness software vendor shows that engaged employees and wellness program participants are more likely to stay at their jobs and be productive.  Specifically, turnover rates were four times higher for employees not in wellness programs and two times higher for employees signed up but not participating in them… Read more »

Studies: Activity Trackers Work, If Individuals Use Them


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The use of activity trackers is becoming more prevalent each year.  In fact, it has been recently reported that 25% of Americans own a wearable device.  This means that the number of tracker owners in the U.S. is greater than the entire French population.  That’s a lot!  Consequently, activity trackers are also becoming increasingly popular… Read more »

Study Quantifies Value Of Employee Health Engagement


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Several months ago we discussed the value of health plan member engagement.  A new study from the same organization provides support for investing in the health of employees and their dependents.  The research provides the business case to show that health and well-being programs are good for employees as well as the bottom line.  For… Read more »

Courting Millennials: Lessons From Market Research


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In this world of low loyalty, it feels like employees are always having one foot out the door. Millennials, the largest generation in the workforce, are the least loyal of all. In fact, two-thirds of millennials surveyed said that they see themselves switching jobs in the next four years. Employers are not facing the struggle… Read more »

6 Trends in Employee Wellness – 2017 Edition


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Shortlister recently released their Well-being Industry Prospectus 2017, a report on employee wellness trends. They surveyed well-being subject-matter experts at the nation’s top employee benefits consultants to get their take on the state of the wellness industry.  The entire report is certainly worth downloading and reviewing in its entirety, but if you are short on… Read more »