The Wellable Blog

5 Ways AI Will Shape The Future Of Employee Wellness

Considering the rapid advancement of technology and ever-increasing priority of employee wellbeing, it comes as no surprise that AI (artificial intelligence) is expected to shape the future of wellness in the workplace. This advanced technology has ...
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Components Of An Effective Financial Wellness Program

With recent evidence highlighting the considerable effect financial hardships have on employee wellness and workplace productivity, businesses are increasingly adopting workplace health initiatives to encompass financial wellness.  For employees, ...
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Type And Expectations Of Employee Wellness Programs Determine Their Value

As more employers consider launching formal employee wellness programs, academic research supporting and questioning the efficacy of these initiatives continue to grow. Likewise, skepticism regarding the methodologies used in the research ...
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The Desk Dilemma: Are Standing Desks Worth The Investment?

Standing and sit-stand desks seem to be the current rage in employee wellness. As an increasing number of jobs require employees to work at a computer, the perils of a sedentary lifestyle have emerged as a mainstream concern.  Employers are ...
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Survey: Significant Increase In Health Plan Costs For Small Employers

“Most small employers have faced increasing costs associated with their health plans, while suffering from a lack of leverage and resources to manage the costs.”  This is the opening line in an article covering some of the findings from Mercer’s ...
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Number Of $1M+ Medical Bills Increased 87%

According to a report from Sun Life Financial, the number of patients with claims that exceeded $1 million grew from 104 to 194 between 2014 and 2017, reflecting a 87% growth rate. The total spending on such claims grew to $935 million. In the press ...
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5 Office Yoga Poses To Improve Posture and Reset

For many office-based employees, a normal day consists of sitting hunched over a computer keyboard.  Unfortunately, this lifestyle has adverse effects on musculoskeletal and mental health.  To relieve the negative impact a work environment may have ...
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Making Way For Generation Z In The Workplace

Over the past several years, business leaders have focused on understanding and providing for the needs of the millennials, the generation of individuals who reached early adulthood around the year 2000.  However, the succeeding generation, ...
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Employee Retention Takes Center Stage As Quit Rate Hits 17-Year High

The success of any organization is, without doubt, contingent on the productivity of its employees.  With employers optimizing their human capital through costly investments in recruitment and training, new statistics on employee retention may have ...
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Study: Fitbit Data Correlates With Patient Performance Status

Patient performance status (PS) helps shape prognosis and determine the best treatment for a patient with cancer.  Specifically, PS is a score that estimates a patient’s ability to perform certain activities of daily living (ADLs) without the help ...
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