The Wellable Blog

Slate: Workplace Wellness Programs Are A Sham

A recent article published on Slate, an online magazine of news, politics, technology, and culture, called workplace wellness programs a “sham”.  The article went on to describe how these programs, defined largely by biometric screenings and health ...
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Top 7 Causes Of Financial Stress

Whether you are trying to build a case for financial wellness at your organization or assessing the need for it, a new survey from GoBankingRates will help you cover the top causes of stress in your area.  The statistics below focus on the aggregate ...
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5 Must Have FREE Health Fair Vendors

Last week, we blogged about vendors that employers should include at their company health fairs.  The vendors listed in the post cost money so for the budget-constrained organizations, this post is focused on free vendors that employers can bring to ...
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5 Must Have Health Fair Vendors

Health fairs are a great way to bring employees together and educate them on the benefits that your company can provide for them as well as enhance awareness about healthy living.  This facilitates a culture of health in the workplace, which ...
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2/3 Of Employees Rank Health And Wellness Perks Number One

A recent survey by One Medical Group found that two out of three full-time professionals prefer better health and wellness benefits than other types of perks.  This means that employers looking to attract and retain the best talent should focus on ...
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NPR Survey Sheds Light On Workplace Stress

A recent survey by the National Public Radio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health revealed a number of insights on employees’ perceptions of health problems, experiences, issues, and challenges in the ...
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Survey: Wellness Tops Priority List For Employers, Over ACA

A survey from HUB International revealed that more employers ranked wellness (83%) and cost management (76%) as a top priority than ACA compliance (60%).  The study focused on small and middle market companies by surveying 400 senior-level human ...
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Fitbit Talks Employee Health With U.S. Congress

Vice President and General Manager at Fitbit Wellness, Amy McDonough, testified before a congressional hearing last week in a session entitled “Innovations in Health Care: Exploring Free-Market Solutions for a Healthy Workforce”.  As the leader of ...
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School District Broadens Definition Of VOI For Employee Health

A recent post discussed how half of employers were using at least one value on investment (VOI) measure to track success, including employee engagement (30%), turnover (22%), absenteeism (18%), productivity (17%), and recruitment/referral rates ...
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Outcome-Based Wellness Programs See Sharp Decline

A survey conducted by the National Business Group on Health showed that 24% of employers reported including outcome-based incentives in their wellness programs.  This is a sharp decline from the 44% that said they incentivized employees to lose ...
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