The Wellable Blog

Four-Day Workweek Results In 40% Increase In Productivity At Microsoft

A recent experiment with four-day workweeks at Microsoft Japan yielded an impressive 40% jump in productivity. In an effort to promote work/life balance, Microsoft held a Work Life Choice Challenge in August. The company gave its 2,300 employees ...
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Companies Struggle To Engage Men In Wellness Programs

Even companies with robust and engaging wellness programs can still face one particularly challenging problem on the path to high engagement: how to get men to participate.
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Study: Early Workplace Intervention Could Be Key to Diabetes Prevention

A new study reveals that certain occupations have up to a three-times-higher risk of developing diabetes. The Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm recently published results of a study that examined diabetes ...
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Survey: Employers Eye Employee-Centric Health Benefits To Stay Competitive

A survey published by Harvard Business Review and League reveals that 77% of employers surveyed believe that offering “innovative” health benefits to employees is a key factor in competing for workers in a tight job market. Of the 238 employers ...
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Study: More Employers Than Ever Planning To Increase Investment In ...

A recent study by Optum reveals that more than twice as many employers than ten years ago are looking to increase their investments in employee health and wellness. The 10th Annual Wellness in the Workplace study surveyed 544 employers with between ...
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Zappos Brings Music To Employee Wellness Program

In partnership with legendary guitar maker Fender, Zappos now offers employees an exciting new wellness benefit. The program is called Strum for the Sole, and it gives more than 1,500 employees access to an onsite “jam room” at its Las Vegas ...
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HDHP-Only Plans Continue Decline At Large Employers

For the second year in a row, fewer large employers are offering high-deductible health plans (HDHP) as the only option for employees. National Business Group on Health's Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey found that in 2020, 25% of large ...
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Employee Wellness Market To Grow to $61.7B By 2026

Corporate wellness programs are growing, not just in the United States, but around the world, and the forecast is for that trend to continue. A study by Transparency Market Research predicts that the global market for corporate wellness services ...
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Millennials Want Holistic Wellness Support From Employers

At 92 million strong, millennials are the largest generation ever in the United States. They now make up the largest generation in the workplace, with one in three employees born between 1980 and 2000.  This means their opinions and concerns about ...
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Caregivers Need Wellness Too

When employers think about wellness benefits, they usually have their employees’ well-being in mind.  They often think about employee health in terms of actions, such as being more physically active or eating better, an individual can take to ...
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