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

  • 06.28.2021
In response to some public pressure along with a recognition of the economic and ethical reasons for creating more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces (see What Is Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion for an explication of these terms), ...
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June Pulse Check: What Is Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion?

  • 06.23.2021
Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of human resources and wellness professionals subscribed to the Wellable Newsletter. This month, Wellable asked respondents if their organization has ...
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Yu-Kai Chou’s Octalysis Gamification Framework

As emphasized in a previous post on the gamification of wellness activities, successful gamification is hard. Users of these gamified activities typically don’t acquire the degree of motivation and engagement that gamers exhibit when playing ...
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Digital Health Companies Experience Difficulties As A Dissatisfied Market ...

  • 06.16.2021
Throughout the pandemic, a vast number of digital health companies have arisen that promise to enable individuals to seek advice from health professionals on-demand and from the safety of their homes. Though this digital shift is likely to prove ...
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Vaccine Incentives And Accommodations: A Review Of The EEOC’s Updated ...

  • 06.14.2021
As the pandemic dies down and COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, employers are looking for advice on what they can do to get their employees back in the office in a safe and legal manner. To supply companies with the relevant guidance, ...
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Seven Things Employers Can Do To Address The Pandemic’s Impact On ...

  • 06.09.2021
As was noted in Wellable’s previous post on the pandemic’s regressive impact on gender equality in the workplace, pandemic-induced restrictions in combination with extant gender inequities have caused many women to consider leaving their jobs. This ...
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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 conversations with humans. Until recently, the attempts at satisfying this challenge had no real practical use ...
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Gamified Fitness: A Fad Or The Future?

Though there are many effective wellness promoting activities and behaviors, reaping and keeping the wellness benefits that they offer can take a considerable amount of time and effort. As a result, some individuals struggle to motivate themselves ...
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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 promoting behaviors. Many of these incentives are monetary in form (i.e., employers either give their workers money or something with a fair market value). By ...
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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 respects. As Gallup notes: 
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