The Wellable Blog

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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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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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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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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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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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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Year-End Review: Wellness Benefits Top Employees’ Wish Lists

Over the last year, wellness programs have become more and more important to workers. Today, a company isn’t just an opportunity for a paycheck and some professional growth, but a central player in supporting a holistically-minded lifestyle.
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