The Wellable Blog

Study: Exercise Variety May Boost Overall Activity Levels

When it comes to meeting physical activity goals, most people focus on increasing the frequency or the intensity of their routines. Even national guidelines—150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise, 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, or a ...
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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 benefits of these new flexible and off-site options are numerous; remote work accommodates the busy schedules of working parents, expands freelance ...
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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 leave in the U.S. As a result, many employers find that this benefit is one of the most attractive ones when it comes to recruiting and retaining top ...
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Restaurants Tackle Employee Churn, Support Mental Health

For years, many businesses in the food service industry promoted a “churn and burn” mentality of working employees hard and dealing with high turnover. This mindset has not necessarily gone away, as indicated by the 80% of restaurant workers that ...
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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 will prevent burnout among workers and retain top talent. In addition to the paid-time off employees already receive, there will be company-wide ...
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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 relationships are deteriorating. Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index, an assessment of data collected from over 10,400 adults, reported a 7% increase in ...
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Privacy, Cost Concerns Compete With Incentives in Health Programs

According to a survey by Aite Group of 766 American consumers, employees have financial and privacy-related concerns when it comes to using fitness trackers or devices. However, if financial incentives were a part of a health program, it would ...
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Survey: Large Employers Are Expanding Paid Leave Benefits

Companies are beginning to understand the real value that employee paid time off can have for productivity and talent retention. So much so, they are going beyond what is required by law when it comes to providing paid leave benefits. According to ...
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Google Is Re-engineering The Way Employees Eat

Google has long been known for its incredible work benefits—even in Silicon Valley, where tech start-ups frequently offer generous and competitive programs. In particular, the tech giant’s on-site dining options significantly increase employee ...
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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 concern would translate to more proactive and professional management of health-related issues. In reality, that’s not always the case. Instead, many ...
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