The Wellable Blog

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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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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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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COVID-19 Impacts College Graduates’ Career Plans

It’s a difficult time for soon-to-be college graduates entering the workforce. Not only have many been forced home from college early as plans to celebrate graduation disappear, but now they are entering into an economy that has been devastated by ...
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5 Ways Post-COVID Work Will Be Different

New social distancing measures due to COVID-19 have drastically changed the way employees work and businesses operate. It has also led companies to re-evaluate their economic strategies and wellness priorities. Undoubtedly, this will have lasting ...
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Wellness Programs Help Mitigate The Effects Of Pandemics

The benefits of employee wellness programs are numerous, with their obvious gains addressing better economic output and a healthier population. Now, as communities across the US and the rest of the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re proving ...
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The Case For Wellness Benefits During An Economic Crisis

As of March 2020, the UN’s trade and development agency is estimating that the global economic slowdown will end up costing over $1 trillion. Both business owners and employees are feeling uneasy about finances as many industries—especially tourism, ...
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Are Caregiving Benefits Doing Enough For Employees? COVID-19 Edition

Caregiving benefits are an important part of any wellness program, particularly with today’s growing retirement-age population and the fact that more households feature two working parents. Managing medical care for family members and paying for ...
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Public Health Concerns Highlight Benefits (And Challenges) Of Remote Work

Technology has vastly improved the feasibility of remote work for companies and workers alike. The benefits of these new flexible and off-site options are numerous; remote work accommodates the busy schedules of working parents, expands freelance ...
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