The Wellable Blog

Study: Working From Home Increases Productivity And Job Dedication

Telecommuting and telework are two ways to convey the same concept: working from home (WFH). This practice has gained popularity in recent years and spans a diverse set of employers. Within the U.S. alone, the volume of employees primarily working ...
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Study: Longer Working Hours Linked To Heart Disease

A recent study published in the European Heart Journal found a link between long working hours and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib). Given that  this multi-cohort study analyzed data from studies conducted in Europe and, knowing that ...
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Study: Empathy May Address The Turnover Epidemic

From raising salaries to offering cool perks to career advancement, employers try nearly everything to retain employees. According to Businessolver’s 2017 Workplace Empathy Monitor, empathy might be the answer. In the survey, 77% of employees would ...
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Study: Obesity Linked To Riskier Decision-Making

Determining the true return-on-investment (ROI) of workplace wellness programs is nearly impossible because of the multi-faceted nature of its effects, which is why employers are moving to a value-on-investment (VOI) approach. Hurdles in quantifying ...
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Survey: Employers Boosting Benefit Programs To Secure Talent

As the war for talent persists, many employers are resorting to more attractive benefit packages. The Society of Human Resource Management’s 2017 Employee Benefits Survey set out to determine the size of this increase.  Overall, improvements in ...
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Survey: Employees Aware, Not Fully Engaged With Wellness Programs

It is often believed that employees do not participate in wellness programs because they are unaware that the program even exists, which is why communication is perceived as a critical component for wellness success.  However, a recent survey from ...
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Infographic: Current State Of Financial Wellness Industry

Charles Schwab recently released a comprehensive report on the workplace financial wellness industry. There, you can find definitions, current state, and the popular design of wellness programs. However, if you are short on time, this infographic ...
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Minority Employees Disproportionately Struggling With Financial Wellness

Finance Finesse recently released a report called Optimizing Financial Wellness Programs for a Diverse Workforce. The results are concerning, as minority employees are overwhelmingly struggling with financial wellness. This is bad news for a number ...
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CDHP Members More Interested In Wellness Programs

Fourteen percent of the U.S population is now enrolled in a consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) and another 14% is enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). Because of the low-premium and high-deductible nature of these options, members are ...
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Report: Smartphone Owners Use 9 Apps Per Day

App Annie, an app analytics and data platform, reported that users are now accessing more than 30 apps monthly. While the number sounds impressive, it is only 1/2 to 1/3 of the number of apps actually installed on people’s smartphones. The rest ...
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