The Wellable Blog

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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73% Of Employees Consider Wellness Benefits When Choosing Employer

The tightening labor market is forcing employers to create rich benefit plans to attract and retain the best talent.  After standard benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans, the ecosystem for secondary benefits is expansive.  Since ...
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More Employers Encouraging Employees To Work When They Feel Awake

Flexible work schedules are becoming more common in modern workplaces.  According to the 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report, 30% of employers view flexible work schedules as a top three solution to address mental health issues for ...
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Consumer Reports: Not All Medical Screenings Are Created Equal

The title of this post should come as no surprise since Consumer Reports is primarily using U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidance, which has long suggested that Americans and employers are over-screening.  The USPSTF is an ...
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2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report

The arrival of the new year means the release of Wellable’s annual 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report.  As was the case in prior versions, the goal of the report is to quantify and better understand the wellness strategy companies are ...
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