The Wellable Blog

Survey: Employers Increasing Benefits To Recruit And Retain Talent

As the economy continues to show strength and with unemployment at its lowest point in years, finding and retaining quality employees is becoming increasingly challenging. This is according to a LaSalle Network survey of more than 4,000 ...
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Study: 1 In 5 Employees Experience High Engagement and High Burnout

Employee engagement is often seen as a purely beneficial experience. Executive leadership touts the benefits, including greater productivity, improved quality of work, increased safety, and higher retention, and human resource professionals spend ...
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Preventive Care Does Not Save Employers Money

  • 07.02.2018
Why do so many employers incentivize biometric screenings or annual physicals for all employees? The underlying belief is that the results from these services will identify diseases early and allow employees to take measures to treat them before ...
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Facebook Changes Newsfeed To Boost Well-being

Our focus in 2018 is making sure Facebook isn't just fun, but also good for people's well-being and for society. We're doing this by encouraging meaningful connections between people rather than passive consumption of content. Already last quarter, ...
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Happiness Course Becomes Yale's Most Popular Class

Psyc 157, Psychology and the Good Life… This is the name of a class offered at Yale University this spring semester that focuses on teaching students how to lead a happier, more satisfying life. A few days after registration opened, the course had ...
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Study: Average Healthcare Spenders More Likely To Participate In Wellness ...

Despite offering the greatest benefits to the most unhealthy employees, a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that individuals in the middle of the healthcare spending range were the most likely to participate in ...
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Study: Most Sleep App Users Healthy, Affluent

Unlike activity and nutrition tracking apps, sleep apps have not become commonplace in employee wellness programs. This is not due to a lack of interest. Rather, employers and health plans are quite interested in addressing this important health ...
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Report: Keeping Generation X Employees Happy At Work

With baby boomers exiting the work force and millennials comprising the largest portion of the employed population, the sandwiched members of Generation X might feel slightly neglected. Employers should still stay on top of their needs if they want ...
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Podcast: Dr. Jimmy Bagley On VR Gaming For Employee Wellness

Despite having the greatest incentive to spearhead innovation in employee wellness, companies and health plans are not always the first to explore or adopt next generation technologies.  Fortunately, there are academics across the country filling ...
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Survey: 61% Of Employees Dissatisfied With Wellness Program

According to the 2017/2018 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey from Willis Towers Watson, there is a divergence of opinions between employers and employees on whether or not wellness programs improve employee health. Fifty-two percent of employers ...
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