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Survey: Many Employees Satisfied With Benefits, But Room For Improvement Remains

Workplace benefits have come a long way in recent years to support employees in ways that, previously, may have seen inconsequential to their…

Study: Employees Need More Guidance On Health Benefits

Recent data from a survey performed by Voya Financial indicates that over a third (35%) of employees—including 54% of millennials—do not fully…

Not All Employee Retention Is Good: Study Explores “Reluctant Stayers”

Many articles, including ones on this blog, have touted the benefits of employee retention. For countless companies, employee retention is a primary…

2021 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report

The arrival of the new year means the release of Wellable’s 2021 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report. This comprehensive annual report…

Fitbit Study Correlates Heart Rate Variability With Cardiovascular Function

An estimated one in five Americans currently owns a smartwatch of some kind. Many users wear these specifically for the purpose of their fitness and…

Survey: Employers See Value In Integrated Employee Benefits

Every two years, Anthem publishes their Integrated Health Care Report, which explores how integrating data from medical, pharmacy, and ancillary…

Study: Spouses Can Help (Or Hurt) Employee Health

A new study published in JAMA Network Open looks at what spouses have in common when it comes to their physical health. Researchers followed nearly…

Stanford Professor Questions The Future Of Remote Work

The narrative that COVID-19 accelerated existing trends in the workplace, such as adoption of digital tools, has been so pervasive that the statement…

USPSTF: No Support For Vitamin D Screenings

In a draft recommendation statement, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) found that the current evidence is…

Community Well-Being Rankings By State (US)

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Sharecare released a set of three indices to measure population health by state: the (i)…

Benefits Alone Cannot Improve Employee Well-Being

A study from The Well-being Lab at George Mason University found incredible insights on the current state of well-being in American workplaces as…

Mental Health Conditions Remain Elevated As Pandemic Continues

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a large number of employees have reported that they are dealing with depression, a lack of energy, unprecedented…

How A Global Pandemic Illuminated Air Pollution’s Health Impacts

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing global lockdowns have been largely destructive: from deaths and health concerns to…

Study: Commercial Apps, Rewards Programs Linked With Increased Activity Levels

As smartphone technology advances and wearable devices become more ubiquitous, a growing number of people have access to fitness tracking apps and…

Study: Tobacco Cessation Programs Need More Than Behavioral Interventions

For many employers, one of the most substantial ways they can improve their employee’s health is by helping them quit smoking. Giving up tobacco can…

Survey: Only Half of Americans Plan To Get Coronavirus Vaccine

As researchers across the world work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, community leaders are hopeful that its creation may help facilitate an easier and…

Study: Wellness Programs Improve Employee’s Health Beliefs, Not Clinical Outcomes

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a two-year study on the efficacy of workplace wellness programs.…

As Businesses Reopen, Immunity Tests Are Losing Favor

As communities across the world make plans to reopen businesses, many are turning to antibody tests in order to determine who is less likely to…

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.…

As Employees Remain Home, Work-Life Balance Suffers

In the past several weeks, new social distancing measures related to COVID-19 have temporarily moved employees around the world out of their normal…

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