The Wellable Blog

What Makes Happy Employees? Hint: It’s Not Just Compensation

Compensation is still important, but participants in a recent survey said factors other than money made them happy in their jobs. Company culture and wellness were keys to being satisfied, 4,000 workers revealed in a survey by Wrike.
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Office Air Quality And Environmental Well-Being

When employers talk about wellness and its role in productivity, they are usually referring to physical well-being. Some progressive employers may take mental, social, financial, and other dimensions of well-being into consideration, but few usually ...
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Genetic Testing As A Wellness Benefit?

Companies are looking at innovative offerings as part of their wellness programs. Genetic testing is one that is gaining some traction. The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) reported that last year, 18% of organizations offered genetic ...
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Can A Smartphone Be A Health Hazard?

While smartphones can help people stay in constant contact with friends, give turn-by-turn directions to the coolest new restaurant, look up the name of the bass player from a 70s rock band—and of course, make phone calls—new studies suggest that ...
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Google Study: Remote Workers Just As Productive But Lonely

Even as employees push for the ability to work remotely, some companies resist, concerned that employees who don’t come to the office on a regular basis are less productive. A recent study of Google employees eases that fear but raises an additional ...
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Study: Nearly Half Of U.S. Companies Have A Wellness Program

More companies are providing health and wellness programs, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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HSA Growth Highlights Employees’ Desire For Financial Wellness

The number of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) is growing rapidly, with no signs of slowing down. According to research firm Devenir’s year-end HSA report, by the end of 2018, the number of HSAs grew to 25 million, a 13% increase from the previous ...
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Survey: Wellness Programs Receiving More Investment, Expanding Globally

When employees are healthy, businesses perform better. Numerous studies have shown the impact employee wellness has on overall corporate success, and businesses are taking notice. A recent survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business ...
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Study: Workplace Yoga Lowers Employee Stress

Yoga has long been considered an effective way to decrease stress in general, but few studies have reviewed the ability of yoga to reduce stress in the workplace specifically.
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Study: Wellness Programs Don’t Work (It’s Not As Bad As It Sounds)

A new study brings more complexity to the discussion on the effectiveness of corporate wellness programs, saying that the wellness program reviewed did not provide employees with significant measurable outcomes. 
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