The Wellable Blog

New Zealand’s Bold Step Toward Well-Being

Companies are looking at ways to improve overall employee wellness but never has this initiative been taken on by an entire country. That’s what is happening in New Zealand, whose government has added social outcome goals along with traditional ...
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What Employees Want May Be Making Them Unwell

Smoking is not a healthy habit. That’s indisputable, but still, 34.3 million people in the U.S. smoke. It’s also important to start early to save for retirement, yet one in four adults don’t save any money for that purpose.
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Ocean Spray Waives Employee Behavioral Health Copays

Ocean Spray, the producer of cranberry juice, sauces, and other products, announced it will eliminate employee copays for mental health benefits starting in July 2019. Susan French, Senior Manager of Benefits and Wellness for the Company, said this ...
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Workplace Burnout Recognized As Medical Condition By WHO

Much has been made about the physical and mental impact work-related stress has on individuals. This impact has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to officially recognize work-related stress, or burnout, as a medical condition.
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Employee Satisfaction With Health Plans Improving, Still Room To Grow

It’s commonly thought that employees are increasingly dissatisfied with their healthcare plan, but a new survey suggests this may not be the case. The J.D. Power 2019 Commercial Member Health Plan Study asked nearly 29,000 commercial health plan ...
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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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