The Wellable Blog

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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Study: Caregiving Crisis Impacting Employee Productivity

Two researchers from Harvard Business School released a study that suggests employers are largely underestimating a “caregiving crisis” that impacts their bottom line.  A caregiver is an employee who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, ...
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Survey: Wellness Programs Linked To Employee Retention, Even For ...

Employee retention is often cited as one of the top value-on-investment (VOI) metrics that companies use to measure the contributions of their employee wellness program.  The best way for employers to measure their success with employee retention is ...
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Population Health And Climate Change

Climate change isn't just a matter of keeping the planet habitable for future generations or merely a topic for environmentalists. Climate change has very real health risks for individuals across the globe, which makes it bad for business and an ...
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