The Wellable Blog

Apple Partners With Gyms For Rewards Program

Apple is providing some extra inspiration and support for those looking to achieve fitness goals this year. The tech giant recently launched Apple Watch Connected, a new rewards program for Apple Watch users.
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What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus

Since the beginning of 2020, a deadly coronavirus that originated in China has spread rapidly, sending health workers and government officials into a panic. The illness is believed to have originated from a live animal market in Wuhan, where over 40 ...
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High U.S. Employment Rate Means More Flu Cases

A strong economy can create many challenges for employers. With a tight labor market, recruiting and retaining talent becomes more difficult, requiring benefits to be more competitive (and expensive). Now, research suggests that high employment also ...
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Physical Inactivity Threatens Productivity, Especially in the South

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new data maps identifying the prevalence of adult physical inactivity across the United States. The results were discouraging. In every single state, the District of Columbia, ...
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Caregiving Support Retains Top Talent

Employee benefits that support their caregiving efforts are rapidly growing in importance. Workers that care for elderly parents or other relatives devote resources, time, and energy after work hours—often at the expense of their own personal ...
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Survey: Company Culture Varies By Region

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently conducted an assessment that looked at how corporate cultures differ across the world. Between December 2017 through May 2019, readers of HBR provided over 12,800 responses about workplace cultures from an ...
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Is Medical Misinformation Online Undermining Workforce Health?

Today, when it comes to health questions (or any questions) it can be difficult to avoid searching online first. There’s no waiting for appointments and no money wasted on office visits or lab work. Unfortunately, not all medical and wellness ...
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U-Haul Will Implement New Nicotine-Free Hiring Policy

Phoenix-based moving company U-Haul recently announced that it would cease hiring smokers and nicotine users in 21 states beginning February 1. In states where testing is allowed, applicants must submit to nicotine screenings to be considered. The ...
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Study: Engagement Incentives Increase Wellness Programs’ Value

Crafting a competitive, holistic wellness program to attract and retain the best talent can require a lot of resources. It’s important that investment produces its desired results. In order for companies to reap all the benefits wellness programs ...
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Survey: Employers Focused On Benefit Costs, Holistic Wellness, And ...

In order to offer attractive benefits to recruit and retain talent in a tight labor market, more financial investment is now required from companies. It’s not just the rising costs of health insurance, but the demand for more expansive benefits and ...
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