The Wellable Blog

Pokémon GO Activity Increases Temporary

It seems like yesterday when Pokémon Go took the world by storm, captivating the minds of millions across the globe.  The unintended consequences of its success was an increase in activity of its users.  Some even dubbed the game the next best ...
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Study Quantifies The Value Of Health Plan Member Engagement

Employers and health plans have long sought after a clear understanding of the benefits derived from engagement.  It is widely understood that engagement results in positive business outcomes for both types of entities; 
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Office Perks And Company Culture Are Not The Same Thing

“Allowing your employees to bring dogs to work is a perk.  Texting an employee after they had to put their dog down is culture.”
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8 Unique Employee Benefits To Attract And Retain Talent

“The best job candidates may have their pick of companies to work for, but employers don’t always have their pick of the best candidates.  One reason for this is because some companies aren’t focusing on doing more to distinguish themselves from ...
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Fitbit Local: Just Another Reason Consumer Wellness Works

Employers should build their corporate wellness programs around the consumer wellness technology market, and Fitbit’s new Fitbit Local program is just another reason why.  In addition to producing quality hardware and software, Fitbit launches ...
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Is Too Much Employee Engagement A Bad Thing?

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review explores whether too much employee engagement could be a bad thing.  The benefits of employee engagement are well documented, including being associated with higher employee wellbeing, performance, and ...
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Survey: Manager Engagement In Wellness Key To Success

Having leadership involvement in wellness initiatives spearheads program success.  This idea is often touted by brokers and wellness professionals.  Even Wellable wrote about this topic is 2015, referencing a survey from Aon Hewitt and the National ...
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1/3 Of Employees Participate In Wellness Programs

A recent survey of 617 full-time workers provided some details about the state of employee wellness programs.  Specifically, it found that found that a third of all employees participate in at least one part of their employee wellness program.  This ...
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Email Is Dying, Wellness Communications Need To Adjust

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, ...
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50% Of Employers Use Mobile Apps To Engage Employees In Their Health

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. ...
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