The Wellable Blog

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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Study: Practicing Mindfulness May Lower Blood Pressure

Mindfulness—including practices such as yoga, journaling, meditation, and more—has surged in popularity in the last several years. People typically seek out these activities to control stress and improve mental and emotional wellness, but with ...
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Study: Wearable Devices Not Always Accurate With Calories Burned, Heart ...

A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise looked at the accuracy and efficacy of several different wearable devices that monitor and track physical activity. The results revealed that these devices are not always ...
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