The Wellable Blog

Survey: Only Half of Americans Plan To Get Coronavirus Vaccine

As researchers across the world work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, community leaders are hopeful that its creation may help facilitate an easier and quicker transition back to “normal life” while minimizing the effects of the virus’s continued ...
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Google Announces Remote Work Plan

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, companies are looking at a combination of government guidelines, health advice, and employee preferences to build their return-to-work strategies. Just recently, Google sent out an email to employees about how the ...
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Study: Wellness Programs Improve Employee’s Health Beliefs, Not Clinical ...

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a two-year study on the efficacy of workplace wellness programs. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), this study comes as the second ...
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As Businesses Reopen, Immunity Tests Are Losing Favor

As communities across the world make plans to reopen businesses, many are turning to antibody tests in order to determine who is less likely to spread the disease or fall ill. However, most US companies will not be implementing the tests. Instead, ...
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7 Stats On COVID-19’s Impact On Employee Mental Health

Stress related to COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on people’s mental health, as demand for support services surges and substance abuse and suicides continue to rise. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released a report to delve ...
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Survey: Current Workforce Values Mental Health, Professional Development

Recently, Ernst & Young conducted their “Better You” survey  to examine how employee benefits are valued by both the current and upcoming workforces. By collecting responses from 1,000 employees across different generations and 1,000 current ...
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Working From Home, Employees Lament Absence Of On-site Perks

While working remotely can be extremely attractive to employees, there are still several companies that have built workforce happiness through appealing on-site perks. Meal services and free snacks, fitness gear and facilities, and high-tech office ...
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Evaluating Workplace Risk Factors For COVID-19

Not all jobs are equal—and that’s especially the case when looking at the COVID-19 pandemic. Data from the Occupational Information Network was recently assembled together to give a better picture of which jobs are the most high-risk for exposure to ...
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Demands For Caregiving Benefits Accelerated by COVID-19

Even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, employee demand for caregiving benefits was on the rise. A growing retirement-age population coupled with more households featuring two working spouses highlighted this growing need for caregiver-employee ...
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Working From Home: The New Normal

On its earnings call last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella summed up the current and long-term changes from COVID-19 with a simple sentence: “We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.” On a previous blog post, a similar ...
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