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September Pulse Check: How Are Organizations Increasing Employee Vaccinations Rates?

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of...

Updates On Workplace Productivity: Communication Overload And Systems-Level Solutions

Productivity is often recognized by businesses as a key organizational metric. Despite the...

President Biden’s Updated COVID-19 Decrees – What Employers Should Know

In his speech last Thursday, September 9th, President Biden laid out his administration's updated...

Exploring The Connection Between Wellness Programs And Stock Price Performance

A series of recent studies have found correlations between the use of employee wellness programs...

Virtual Reality And Remote Work

As pandemic-induced restrictions continue to place limits on in-person interactions, employers have...

Employee Well-being Through Homeownership Benefits

Becoming a homeowner is one of the biggest financial decisions that an individual can make in their...

Employers Respond To FDA Approval Of COVID-19 Vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means To Employees

Younger workers are increasingly developing a reputation for being difficult to attract and retain....

Pulse Check: How Are Organizations Responding To The Recent Uptick In COVID-19 Cases?

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of...

The Hidden Caregiver: Isolated Elderly And The Workers Who Help Them Stay Connected

Though much attention has been directed at the rise in loneliness during the pandemic, its specific...

Creating A Pet-Friendly, Wellness-Boosting Workplace

Not only are pets great companions, but they can also have a significant positive effect on your...

A Psychological Perspective On Employee Engagement

Though employee engagement is often proclaimed to have a significant impact on outcomes like...

12 Ideas For Virtual Health Fair Success

One effective way for an organization to improve employee well-being is to provide an opportunity...

The Psychological Toll Of Open-Plan Offices

Popularized by tech giants like Facebook and Google, open-plan offices designs (i.e., designs that...

Stepping Towards Health Benefits

Digital health companies like Fitbit often tout 10,000 steps as the magic daily number needed to...

The Rise of Workplace Burnout: Causes And Treatments

Prolonged stress can make it more difficult for individuals to approach their daily activities with...

Empathy, Virtual Reality, And Workplace Optimization

Empathy, often understood as the tendency or ability to take the perspective of others and feel the...

Education Benefits: Underutilization And Ways To Make Them More Impactful

Employers offer education benefits (e.g., tuition assistance and reimbursement) to help employees...

July Pulse Check: Are Pandemic-Induced Changes To Wellness Strategies Here To Stay?

The pandemic forced individuals, groups, and organizations to make significant changes to the way...

Five Things Employers Can Do To Create A Safe, Inclusive, And Equitable Space For LGBTQ+ Employees

LGBTQ+ workers deal with an overwhelming set of obstacles, harms, and inequities in the workplace....

Employers Must Respond To Changes In Employee Retirement Plans

The traditional goal of retiring at 65 is becoming a thing of the past. According to a recent survey

Is Remote Work Bad For Innovation?

Successful business requires that good ideas get generated on a consistent basis and end up in the...

National Health Observances Calendar

National Health observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, and months dedicated to raising...

The Evolution Of Apple Health And The Future Of Personal Wellness Technologies

Personal wellness technologies are increasing the frequency and ease at which individuals and their...

Case Study: Apple’s Workplace Location Flexibility Policy

The pandemic forced many organizations to run an unintended field experiment in remote business...

How The LGBTQ+ Community Fairs In The Workplace: Harms, Obstacles, And Inequities

In response to some public pressure along with a recognition of the economic and ethical reasons...

June Pulse Check: What Is Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion?

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of...

Yu-Kai Chou’s Octalysis Gamification Framework

As emphasized in a previous post on the gamification of wellness activities, successful...

Digital Health Companies Experience Difficulties As A Dissatisfied Market Expresses Concerns

Throughout the pandemic, a vast number of digital health companies have arisen that promise to...

Vaccine Incentives And Accommodations: A Review Of The EEOC’s Updated Guidelines

As the pandemic dies down and COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, employers are looking...

Seven Things Employers Can Do To Address The Pandemic’s Impact On Workplace Gender Equality

As was noted in Wellable’s previous post on the pandemic’s regressive impact on gender equality in...

Robot Therapists

Since the creation of the Turing Test in the 1950s, researchers and inventors have been trying to...

Gamified Fitness: A Fad Or The Future?

Though there are many effective wellness promoting activities and behaviors, reaping and keeping...

Pulse Check: A Crash Course In The Taxability Of Wellness Incentives

Many employers offer incentives to their employees to encourage them to engage in wellness...

The Pandemic’s Regressive Effect On Gender Equality In The Workplace

Prior to the pandemic, gender equality in the workplace was improving, at least in certain...

The Philosophy Of “Being Well”

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned with the well-being of their employees. As a result,...

Taking The Stress Out Of Stress Management: How Emerging Anti-Stress Technologies Stand To Make Staying Calm Easier Than Ever

Intense or prolonged stress can negatively impact just about every aspect of wellness. It can cause...

The Future Of Workplace Location Flexibility Policies

After more than a year of remote work, many employers are left wondering what a good location...

Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace: Why It Matters And How To Cultivate It

It is commonly accepted that businesses who strive to increase workplace diversity and inclusion...

In Search Of Greener Pastures: Workers Look For Better Jobs And Better Lives In A Post-Pandemic World

According to the World Economic Forum, 114 million people lost their jobs due to the COVID-19...

Vaccine Hesitancy: A Call For Employers To Help

Since April 19th, all adults, regardless of their specific age group, occupation, or health...

5 Ways To Improve Intellectual Well-Being and Personal Development At Work

There is a belief that people work in exchange for wellness, either for themselves or for those...

Re-Envisioning The Office For A Post-Pandemic World

With the option of returning to physical office spaces coming ever closer, companies are beginning...

COVID-19 And The Avoidance Of Medical Care

People don’t always go to the doctor when they know they should. This has been a problem since...

Overwork: Why It Happens, Why It’s Bad, And How To Stop It

One of the drawbacks of remote work is its effect on the prevalence of overworking. According to a ...

Pulse Check: Employee Back Pain Management Programs

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of...

“Retailization” Of Primary Care

Gaining access to the health care services and products one needs can be inconvenient, expensive,...

Keys To A Successful Virtual Health Fair

There are a number of benefits to holding a virtual health fair. For example, virtual health fairs...

On-Site Health Fairs Go Virtual

One effective way to improve the well-being of one’s workforce is to provide them with an...

CEO Survey: Return To “Normal” In 2022

Over the past 30 or so years, with the advent of the internet along with various technologies that...

CDC Guidance Released As Millions Of Adults Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

On March 8, the CDC released its first set of guidance for adults that have received the COVID-19...

Employees (Still) Desperately Need More Mental Health Support

Employee mental health reached a critical point this past year due to pandemic-induced stress from...

The Social Aspect Of Virtual Fitness Programs

Last year, when fitness centers closed down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many gym-goers were rightly...

Pulse Check: Reopening Offices After COVID-19

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of...

Survey: Many Employees Satisfied With Benefits, But Room For Improvement Remains

Workplace benefits have come a long way in recent years to support employees in ways that,...

Biden Administration Calls On Employers To Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Last month, the White House COVID Response Team gave a press briefing on the current state of the...

Ethics And Well-Being: An Introduction

In light of a number of events that have transpired over the past year, the elements required to...

Well-Being And The Limits Of Wellness Solutions

As more and more workers experience pandemic-induced stress, corporations are turning to wellness...

Study: Employees Need More Guidance On Health Benefits

Recent data from a survey performed by Voya Financial indicates that over a third (35%) of...

Study: Excessive Mindfulness May Backfire

As the stigma around mental conditions continues to decrease and holistic health approaches grow in...

Studies: Fitbit Use Associated With Physical Activity Improvements

Wearable devices, like the Fitbit and Apple Watch, continue to rise in popularity. However, at the...

Microsoft Launches New Digital Platform To Improve Employee Experience

In the past year, the turn to remote work has rapidly accelerated the production of new technology...

Employee Mental Health Continues To Plummet

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, employee mental health is at an all-time low. In addition...

Pulse Check: Caregiving Benefits After COVID-19

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of...

Beyond Diversity: Using Cultural Humility To Build Engaging Wellness Programs

Many companies already understand and appreciate the value of having a diverse, dynamic workforce....

Upskilling: An Overlooked Wellness Strategy To Boost Productivity

There are many reasons why an employee might feel mentally exhausted or that they are not...

Apple Launches Star-Studded Content In Fitness+

With companies like Peloton and ICON (behind the NordicTrack and Freemotion brands) posting record...

In Pandemic’s Shadow, A Substance Abuse Crisis Grows

Over the past year, employee wellness needs have largely revolved around specific COVID-19 health...

Loneliness On The Rise For Those Under Lockdown

Loneliness has been a growing health issue for years, but pandemic-related policies have fueled its...

Pulse Check: Remote Work’s Impact On Employee Compensation

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of...

As Commercial Office Space Changes, Employers Must Adapt

A recent article in The New York Times investigates the shifts in commercial real estate and...

EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Incentive Rules, Impacting Workplace Wellness Programs

This blog was written by a guest contributor, Barbara Zabawa, President of the Center for Health...

Money Can’t Buy Happiness—But Spending It A Certain Way Might Help

Over the last century, Americans’ spending on non-essential consumer goods and services has grown...

Positive Work Cultures Boosts Productivity And Health

For those that take a holistic approach to well-being, it is common knowledge that a positive...

Not All Employee Retention Is Good: Study Explores “Reluctant Stayers”

Many articles, including ones on this blog, have touted the benefits of employee retention. For...

2021 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report

The arrival of the new year means the release of Wellable’s 2021 Employee Wellness Industry Trends...

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve The Mental Health Crisis?

A report from Oracle and the research firm, Workplace Intelligence, looked at how employees around...

COVID-19 Vaccine & Return To The Workplace Survey

To help organizations understand the preferences of employees in regard to returning to the...

New Meditation Series Coming To Netflix In 2021

After all of the challenges and anxieties that came along in 2020, it’s no doubt that many people...

Pulse Check: Will Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of...

Study: Targeted, Well-Designed Wellness Programs Lead To Greater Success

In order to justify an investment into comprehensive and holistic wellness programs, employers...

Coping With COVID-19 Stress, Employees Turn To The Past

In an effort to deal with the added anxiety of a pandemic, employees are turning to the nostalgic...

Fitbit Study Correlates Heart Rate Variability With Cardiovascular Function

An estimated one in five Americans currently owns a smartwatch of some kind. Many users wear these...

Work From Anywhere: An Expert’s Tips For Success When Going Remote

In 2020, companies all over the globe were forced to quickly switch to remote work. Necessitated by...

Survey: Employers Avoid COVID-19 Testing Due To Costs And Complexity

As many places in the US face another wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, employers now...

Survey: Employers See Value In Integrated Employee Benefits

Every two years, Anthem publishes their Integrated Health Care Report, which explores how...

Survey: Women More Likely Than Men To Follow COVID-19 Precautions

A recent survey conducted by VoxEU.org reveals a significant difference between the way men and...

Pulse Check: Oral Health And Employee Well-Being

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of...

60+ Unique Team Names To Use In Your Next Wellness Challenge

One of the best parts about running a team-based wellness challenge is the opportunity to create a...

Burnout Risk On The Rise As Employers Pivot To Remote Work

Remote work has been growing in popularity for years, but the trend is now becoming common practice...

Survey: CFOs Value Employee Wellness Over Cost Savings

Despite their role managing corporate expenses, chief financial officers (CFOs) are more concerned...

How To Combat Employee Isolation

As the year draws to a close, social distancing-related fatigue is wearing down even the most...

Study: Spouses Can Help (Or Hurt) Employee Health

A new study published in JAMA Network Open looks at what spouses have in common when it comes to...

Survey: Demand For Value-Based Health Care Increasing

Willis Towers Watson recently conducted their 2020 Health Care Delivery Survey, in an effort to...

Study: Happy Employees Are 13% More Productive

Employers may want to take note of just how important a positive emotional state can work to their...

Social Distancing Measures Fuel Employee Loneliness

Over the last several years, research on loneliness has revealed its impact stretches beyond just...

Skeptical Employees Fail To Use Increased Benefits During COVID-19

Over the last several months, many companies have reevaluated and revamped their employee benefits...

Survey: 37% Of Employees Highly Resilient

It’s safe to say that this year has been unusually difficult for the average employee, given the...

Survey: Quarter Of Women May Scale Back Careers

The 2020 Women in the Workplace report highlights how women, especially women of color, have been...

Study: Telehealth Usage Varies By Demographics

The surge in telehealth usage during the pandemic has been applauded by many as a solution to...

Stanford Professor Questions The Future Of Remote Work

The narrative that COVID-19 accelerated existing trends in the workplace, such as adoption of...

Microsoft Teams Launches “Virtual Commute”

Commuting has changed. Rather than hopping into a car or taking public transportation to head into...

Importance Of Employee Benefits Accelerates Due To Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to accelerate existing trends in the workplace. First, it was digitization and...

Apple Enters Home Fitness Market

At a virtual event last week, Apple made a number of announcements regarding its health and...

USPSTF: No Support For Vitamin D Screenings

In a draft recommendation statement, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or...

The Future Of Remote Work (September 2020 Edition)

“September 2020 Edition” is the operative phrase in the title of this post. A discussion on the...

Health Officials Worry About Delays In Preventive Care

The impacts of the pandemic can be seen in all aspects of society. As most individuals focus on the...

School Disruptions Creating Workforce Challenges

School closures throughout the US and the world are creating a number of workplace challenges for...

Community Well-Being Rankings By State (US)

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Sharecare released a set of three indices to...

E-Cigarettes ≠ Superior Smoking Cessation Aid

Regular tobacco cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic. While it is unclear...

Home Office Stipends Gain Traction For Remote Workers

As more companies commit to allowing employees to work from home indefinitely or well into 2021,...

Say Hello To Halo, Amazon’s New Wearable Device

Despite the challenges many wearable device companies have experienced over the past several years,...

Benefits Alone Cannot Improve Employee Well-Being

A study from The Well-being Lab at George Mason University found incredible insights on the current...

“Twindemic” Fears Highlight Importance Of Flu Shots

This fall and winter, countries around the world will need to address an airborne respiratory...

Survey: Workers Conceal Mental Health Issues From Employers

Despite the progress made in destigmatizing mental health issues and pursuing positive emotional...

Shortcomings Of COVID-19 Screenings Create Challenges For Opening Offices

Since the COVID-19 pandemic took off, companies have been frantically adjusting work operations to...

Employees Need Time Off, Even In A Pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have transitioned into working...

Accountability Partners Promote Success In Individual Wellness Goals

A lot of attention has been put towards making wellness programs more effective by addressing the...

Mental Health Conditions Remain Elevated As Pandemic Continues

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a large number of employees have reported that they are...

As School Year Approaches, Employees Face Uncertainty About Childcare

For many working parents in America, this summer’s end brings difficult questions regarding...

Virtual Fitness Thrives During Pandemic, Leaving On-Site Facilities Empty

In the past several months, employers have been grappling with how to adapt business operations to...

Study: The Perfect Exercise Program Exists, But It’s Different For Everyone

For many people, exercising is more than a physical challenge—it can be emotionally and mentally...

Experts Explain Details Surrounding Proposed EEOC Rule Changes

Following years of anticipation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is finally...

How A Global Pandemic Illuminated Air Pollution’s Health Impacts

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing global lockdowns have been largely...

In The Wake Of A Global Pandemic, Paid Leave Needs Reimagining

It’s true that employers have been rethinking leave policies for quite some time now. Paid parental...

COVID-19 Response Linked To Decrease In Physical Activity Levels

In communities across the world, COVID-19 has affected people’s daily routines in countless ways....

With Reopening Plans Underway, Employers Shouldn’t Leave Out Benefits Changes

In May, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business operations, the IRS issued a notice...

USPSTF Recommends Hypertension Screening for All Adults

Hypertension is one of the most common physical health issues today. According to the Centers for...

Why Higher Salaries Aren’t Creating Happier Employees

Salary is, understandably, one of the most important factors employees look at when applying for a...

Study: Commercial Apps, Rewards Programs Linked With Increased Activity Levels

As smartphone technology advances and wearable devices become more ubiquitous, a growing number of...

Long Live The Water Cooler Conversation: One Shortcoming Of Remote Work 

What is often considered a harmless distraction for office workers may actually be providing some...

EEOC Announces New Rules For Wellness Program Incentives

On June 11, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted in favor of a ...

Study: Tobacco Cessation Programs Need More Than Behavioral Interventions

For many employers, one of the most substantial ways they can improve their employee’s health is by...

Amazon Sued Over COVID-19 Employee Safety Concerns

For many employers right now, it isn’t just health fears or financial concerns alone that are...

CDC Releases Reopening Recommendations For Office Spaces

Communities across the country are in the process of lifting restrictions imposed due to COVID-19....

Survey: Only Half of Americans Plan To Get Coronavirus Vaccine

As researchers across the world work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, community leaders are hopeful...

Google Announces Remote Work Plan

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, companies are looking at a combination of government guidelines,...

Study: Wellness Programs Improve Employee’s Health Beliefs, Not Clinical Outcomes

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a two-year study...

As Businesses Reopen, Immunity Tests Are Losing Favor

As communities across the world make plans to reopen businesses, many are turning to antibody tests...

7 Stats On COVID-19’s Impact On Employee Mental Health

Stress related to COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on people’s mental health, as demand for...

Survey: Current Workforce Values Mental Health, Professional Development

Recently, Ernst & Young conducted their “Better You” survey  to examine how employee benefits are...

Working From Home, Employees Lament Absence Of On-site Perks

While working remotely can be extremely attractive to employees, there are still several companies...

Evaluating Workplace Risk Factors For COVID-19

Not all jobs are equal—and that’s especially the case when looking at the COVID-19 pandemic. Data...

Demands For Caregiving Benefits Accelerated by COVID-19

Even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, employee demand for caregiving benefits was on the rise. A...

Working From Home: The New Normal

On its earnings call last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella summed up the current and long-term...

Why Tenant Engagement Is So Important During COVID-19

In today’s ever-evolving real estate industry, commercial property management has been focused on...

Navigating COVID-19 Employee Health Checks With Limited Legal Guidance

As employers focus on ways in which they can continue essential operations, reopen businesses, and...

COVID-19 Impacts College Graduates’ Career Plans

It’s a difficult time for soon-to-be college graduates entering the workforce. Not only have many...

Anticipating Labor Market Changes, Employers Begin Reducing Benefits

In recent years, a tight labor market has made recruiting and retaining employees more of a...

Coronavirus Pandemic Creates Unprecedented Levels Of Stress For Employees

As the coronavirus makes its way through communities across the world, another health problem has...

5 Ways Post-COVID Work Will Be Different

New social distancing measures due to COVID-19 have drastically changed the way employees work and...

Ill-Equipped Home Offices Impact Employees’ Physical Health, Productivity

Many Americans are now working at home for the first time. As these newly-remote workers adjust...

Decreases In Activity, Increases In Sleep And Anxiety For Americans Stuck At Home

Across the country, health habits and routines are changing due to social distancing guidelines and...

As Employees Remain Home, Work-Life Balance Suffers

In the past several weeks, new social distancing measures related to COVID-19 have temporarily...

Wellness Programs Help Mitigate The Effects Of Pandemics

The benefits of employee wellness programs are numerous, with their obvious gains addressing better...

The Case For Wellness Benefits During An Economic Crisis

As of March 2020, the UN’s trade and development agency is estimating that the global economic...

Are Caregiving Benefits Doing Enough For Employees? COVID-19 Edition

Caregiving benefits are an important part of any wellness program, particularly with today’s...

Study: Exercise Variety May Boost Overall Activity Levels

When it comes to meeting physical activity goals, most people focus on increasing the frequency or...

Public Health Concerns Highlight Benefits (And Challenges) Of Remote Work

Technology has vastly improved the feasibility of remote work for companies and workers alike. The...

Buzzfeed’s Parental Leave Benefits Result In 95% Retention Rate

Paid parental leave is a coveted work benefit because there is no federally-mandated paid parental...

Restaurants Tackle Employee Churn, Support Mental Health

For years, many businesses in the food service industry promoted a “churn and burn” mentality of...

PwC Gets Creative With PTO Benefits, Shuts Down For the Holidays

Multinational accounting firm, PwC, is experimenting with a new time-off benefit in hopes that it...

Most People Are Lonely—And Their Work Life Isn’t Helping

With advances in technology, it seems like the world is getting smaller; in spite of this, social...

Privacy, Cost Concerns Compete With Incentives in Health Programs

According to a survey by Aite Group of 766 American consumers, employees have financial and...

Survey: Large Employers Are Expanding Paid Leave Benefits

Companies are beginning to understand the real value that employee paid time off can have for...

Google Is Re-engineering The Way Employees Eat

Google has long been known for its incredible work benefits—even in Silicon Valley, where tech...

Survey: Employees Ask Google—Not Doctors—About Health Concerns

Health worries can cause a lot of unnecessary stress for many people. Reason would state that this...

Study: Practicing Mindfulness May Lower Blood Pressure

Mindfulness—including practices such as yoga, journaling, meditation, and more—has surged in...

Study: Wearable Devices Not Always Accurate With Calories Burned, Heart Rate

A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise looked at the accuracy...

Apple Partners With Gyms For Rewards Program

Apple is providing some extra inspiration and support for those looking to achieve fitness goals...

What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus

Since the beginning of 2020, a deadly coronavirus that originated in China has spread rapidly,...

High U.S. Employment Rate Means More Flu Cases

A strong economy can create many challenges for employers. With a tight labor market, recruiting...

Physical Inactivity Threatens Productivity, Especially in the South

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new data maps identifying...

Caregiving Support Retains Top Talent

Employee benefits that support their caregiving efforts are rapidly growing in importance. Workers...

Survey: Company Culture Varies By Region

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently conducted an assessment that looked at how corporate...

Is Medical Misinformation Online Undermining Workforce Health?

Today, when it comes to health questions (or any questions) it can be difficult to avoid searching...

U-Haul Will Implement New Nicotine-Free Hiring Policy

Phoenix-based moving company U-Haul recently announced that it would cease hiring smokers and...

Study: Engagement Incentives Increase Wellness Programs’ Value

Crafting a competitive, holistic wellness program to attract and retain the best talent can require...

Survey: Employers Focused On Benefit Costs, Holistic Wellness, And Technology

In order to offer attractive benefits to recruit and retain talent in a tight labor market, more...

Wellness Resolutions? There’s An App For That—But It Might Not Help

The public’s interest in physical fitness, self-care, and personal well-being continues to boom,...

EEOC To Update Wellness Rules In January 2020

In mid-2018, just before the then-current wellness regulations were to expire in January 2019, the...

Careers With Purpose, Not Just Passion, Enrich Employees’ Lives

When it comes to deciding on a career path, sayings like “do what you love and you’ll never work a...

Year-End Review: Wellness Benefits Top Employees’ Wish Lists

Over the last year, wellness programs have become more and more important to workers. Today, a...

Survey: Holistic Approach to Wellness Boosts Productivity, Attracts Top Talent

Today’s employees are working harder than ever before on achieving their personal wellness goals....

Tobacco Use Isn’t Going Away—It’s Becoming More Insidious

Time and time again, studies prove that tobacco is dangerous to the human body. It causes lung...

Sitting At A Desk All Day Is Bad For Productivity

Sometimes, simple changes can produce big results. A new report claims that if working adults added...

Solitude, Not Loneliness, Can Promote Creativity, Confidence, and Improve Relationships

Despite increasing reports of the “loneliness epidemic” over the last few years, some experts advise

Studies Show Walking Improves Sleep, Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

As researchers and health professionals continue to look for the best ways to encourage lifelong...

Companies Can’t Afford To Ignore Employee Sleep

As companies look at ways to encourage employees toward holistic well-being, it’s easy to focus on...

Survey: Three-Fourths Of Employees Plan To Quit Within Five Years

A survey of almost 1,200 job seekers by the online employment service iHire revealed that 75.5% of...

Four-Day Workweek Results In 40% Increase In Productivity At Microsoft

A recent experiment with four-day workweeks at Microsoft Japan yielded an impressive 40% jump in...

Study: Incentive-Based Wellness Program Results In Lower Health Costs, Better Health Habits

A recent study of employees enrolled in an incentive-based wellness program revealed cost savings...

Study: Phone Apps May Help Boost Daily Activity Levels

A new study suggests that phone apps may help users get more daily physical activity. The trial was...

Whiteboard Wednesday: Surprise Medical Bills

In wellness, surprise medical bills are the new opioids, impacting an employee’s financial health...

Survey: Employee Financial Stress Impacts Company Success

New research from John Hancock reveals that employee financial stress has a major impact on a...

Study: Gardens Foster Better Nutrition, Urban Development, And Social Connection

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior indicates that people who...

Companies Struggle To Engage Men In Wellness Programs

Even companies with robust and engaging wellness programs can still face one particularly...

Study: Just Two Weeks On The Couch Can Start To Damage The Body

A recent study found that just two weeks of sedentary behavior resulted in clear negative changes...

Survey: Only 52% Of American Adults Plan To Get Flu Shot This Year

A recent poll from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) reveals that only 52% of...

Study: Early Workplace Intervention Could Be Key to Diabetes Prevention

A new study reveals that certain occupations have up to a three-times-higher risk of developing...

Wellness

Robot Therapists

Since the creation of the Turing Test in the 1950s, researchers and inventors have been trying to develop machines that can hold realistic…

The Philosophy Of “Being Well”

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned with the well-being of their employees. As a result, they are trying to learn how to help their…

Ethics And Well-Being: An Introduction

In light of a number of events that have transpired over the past year, the elements required to live well and live ethically have been a frequent…

Engagement

A Psychological Perspective On Employee Engagement

Though employee engagement is often proclaimed to have a significant impact on outcomes like well-being, productivity, innovation, and retention, its…

Upskilling: An Overlooked Wellness Strategy To Boost Productivity

There are many reasons why an employee might feel mentally exhausted or that they are not performing as well as they can. Holistic, comprehensive…

Positive Work Cultures Boosts Productivity And Health

For those that take a holistic approach to well-being, it is common knowledge that a positive attitude can lead to greater mental, emotional, and…

facts and research

Survey: Many Employees Satisfied With Benefits, But Room For Improvement Remains

Workplace benefits have come a long way in recent years to support employees in ways that, previously, may have seen inconsequential to their…

Study: Employees Need More Guidance On Health Benefits

Recent data from a survey performed by Voya Financial indicates that over a third (35%) of employees—including 54% of millennials—do not fully…

Not All Employee Retention Is Good: Study Explores “Reluctant Stayers”

Many articles, including ones on this blog, have touted the benefits of employee retention. For countless companies, employee retention is a primary…

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