The Wellable Blog

Most Employers Tracked VOI Measures For Wellness Programs

A survey from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans discovered that 28% of organizations are tracking the return on investment (ROI) for their employee wellness programs.  This is in contrast to the modern value on investment (VOI) ...
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What To Do With Savings From Cutting Wasteful Wellness Spending

When speaking with employers, we often get asked the question: “You’re telling us to cut so many of the wellness programs we currently offer.  What do you suggest we do instead?”  It would be easy to propose that they just save the money, but that ...
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Top 5 Must Know Facts From GWI’s Future Of Wellness At Work Research Report

Recently, The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) released its Future Of Wellness At Work research report.  The 82 page report, which can be downloaded for free, examines the current state of wellness in the global workforce and predicts what the future ...
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Benefits And Perks Top Consideration For 57% Of Job Seekers

A new survey from Glassdoor found that nearly three in five (57%) people reported benefits and perks being among their top considerations before accepting a job.  With one and five employees looking for a job in 2016, employers need to take note and ...
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Sonic Boom's Pivot Shows Strength Of BYOD Wellness Strategy

It was not long ago that Sonic Boom Wellness was publishing eBooks that said “just say ‘no’ to bring-your-own-device (BYOD)”.  We strongly disagreed with this approach and published our own eBook around the same time suggesting it was truly the way ...
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Top HR Issues for 2016

Despite the improving economy in 2015, stagnant wages, high benefit costs, and regulatory uncertainty made it a challenging environment for human resource professionals.  2016 will be equally challenging as the economy and businesses orient to ...
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4 Ways To Promote Employee Health

Ron Friedman recently wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review about ways employers can support and promote employee health.  What he included and excluded were both telling.  He did not mention biometric screenings or health risk ...
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Outcomes-based Wellness Programs See Little Growth

According to a survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health, 44% of companies nationwide had outcomes-based wellness programs in 2015.  However, this percentage rose only a “statistically irrelevant” 2% from the year ...
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Target Offers Fitbits To 335,000 Employees, Ignores BYOD

Last week, Target made headlines by announcing it will offer Fitbit activity trackers to its 335,000 U.S. employees, becoming the latest firm looking to wearable devices as a way to improve its workers’ fitness and reduce healthcare costs.  The deal ...
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Low Tech Helps Employee Wellness Programs

The incredible rise of mobile and wearable wellness technology solutions makes it easy to embrace a technology-centric perspective about all things wellness.  Sometimes new gadgets and apps become so distracting that we forget about the ...
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