The Wellable Blog

Employee Wellness Benefits Winners and Losers

Companies that want to attract and retain employees are pumping up their benefits offerings, but as new generations of employees enter the workforce and as current employees’ needs change, the benefits that were once popular can become less so, as ...
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Emerging Benefits Employees Want Most

Companies keep coming up with time-saving benefits to help employees. Valet services, on-site dry cleaners, and concierge services are all well and good, but a new study suggests that employees don’t want perks that save time as much as they want ...
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Employers Not Prepared For Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis has reached the workplace, but employers are not ready. The impact of the opioid crisis in the country is staggering. From 1999 to 2017, nearly 400,000 people in the U.S. died from opioid-related overdoses, and half of those deaths ...
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Free Time, Wellness Most Preferred Employee Benefits

While employees are often offered a variety of benefits, the one they crave most is free time. That’s the result from a survey that asked more than 1,200 employees what benefits were most important. Survey participants were given a list of 15 perks, ...
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6 Tips For Building A Culture Of Health

Corporate wellness programs have existed since the late 1800s and have evolved over time, but in the last ten years, interest those programs has exploded. Google the term “corporate wellness” and more than two million references appear. This ...
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Employers Missing Mark On Corporate Wellness Benefit Offerings

Organizations recognize that offering wellness benefits helps attract and retain employees, as employees want and expect their companies to help with their well-being. Despite this seeming meeting of the minds, employers are still not offering the ...
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41% Of Employees Willing To Take 10% Pay Cut For Employee Wellness Program

Employees prize health and wellness, so much so they are willing to take a pay cut if it would mean having an employee wellness program at work. That’s what 41% of employees said in a Staples workplace survey. Despite employees wanting a program ...
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Pain Management: Another Reason For Sleep Promotion

Pain is cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system.  It is a leading cause of disability, and it is a major contributor to health care costs.  Health economists from Johns Hopkins University published research in The ...
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Six Months Of Paid Parental Leave Is Enough, Gates Foundation Says

In an era when companies are looking to expand their benefits to attract and retain employees, one organization says that it is reducing its generous paid parental leave. Since 2015, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has offered mothers and ...
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Value On Investment: The Case For Employee Wellness Program Benefits

Management often looks for returns to justify the financial and labor investment into employee wellness programs, just as what they would do in other business initiatives. Two types of perspectives usually come up: return on investment (ROI) and ...
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