The Wellable Blog

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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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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