June Pulse Check: What Is Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion?


Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of human resources and wellness professionals subscribed to the Wellable Newsletter. This month, Wellable asked respondents if their organization has strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) plans.

Yu-Kai Chou’s Octalysis Gamification Framework


As emphasized in a previous post on the gamification of wellness activities , successful gamification is hard. Users of these gamified activities typically don’t acquire the degree of motivation and engagement that gamers exhibit when playing traditional games. Rewards and Incentives


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Digital Health Companies Experience Difficulties As A Dissatisfied Market Expresses Concerns


Throughout the pandemic, a vast number of digital health companies have arisen that promise to enable individuals to seek advice from health professionals on-demand and from the safety of their homes.

Vaccine Incentives And Accommodations: A Review Of The EEOC’s Updated Guidelines


As the pandemic dies down and COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, employers are looking for advice on what they can do to get their employees back in the office in a safe and legal manner.

The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

Can Artificial Intelligence Solve The Mental Health Crisis?


A report from Oracle and the research firm, Workplace Intelligence, looked at how employees around the world are struggling with mental health issues and demanding support, as well as how artificial intelligence and technology may be used as solutions.

Robot Therapists


Since the creation of the Turing Test in the 1950s, researchers and inventors have been trying to develop machines that can hold realistic conversations with humans.

Well-Being And The Limits Of Wellness Solutions


As more and more workers experience pandemic induced stress, corporations are turning to wellness programs, especially digital ones, in order to alleviate the burden that comes with the changing work environment.

Employee Mental Health Continues To Plummet


Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, employee mental health is at an all-time low. In addition to concerns directly related to the disease, mental and emotional well-being have become top concerns as restrictions and closures upended typical daily routines and lifestyles.

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Employees (Still) Desperately Need More Mental Health Support


Employee mental health reached a critical point this past year due to pandemic-induced stress from job changes, social isolation, school and care facility closures, health concerns, economic downturns, and an overall sense of uncertainty.

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A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Taking The Stress Out Of Stress Management: How Emerging Anti-Stress Technologies Stand To Make Staying Calm Easier Than Ever


Intense or prolonged stress can negatively impact just about every aspect of wellness. It can cause one’s physical health to deteriorate, lead to or exacerbate mental health problems , and even severely disrupt a variety of cognitive processes that are essential for learning and problem solving (e.g.,

Gamified Fitness: A Fad Or The Future?


Though there are many effective wellness promoting activities and behaviors, reaping and keeping the wellness benefits that they offer can take a considerable amount of time and effort.

The Future Of Workplace Location Flexibility Policies


After more than a year of remote work, many employers are left wondering what a good location flexibility policy looks like for their particular companies.

Pulse Check: A Crash Course In The Taxability Of Wellness Incentives


Many employers offer incentives to their employees to encourage them to engage in wellness promoting behaviors. Many of these incentives are monetary in form (i.e., employers either give their workers money or something with a fair market value).

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

COVID-19 And The Avoidance Of Medical Care


People don’t always go to the doctor when they know they should. This has been a problem since before the pandemic started.

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Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace: Why It Matters And How To Cultivate It


It is commonly accepted that businesses who strive to increase workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) are doing something that is morally praiseworthy or even obligatory. What often goes unrecognized, however, is that workplace D&I is also good for business.

In Search Of Greener Pastures: Workers Look For Better Jobs And Better Lives In A Post-Pandemic World


According to the World Economic Forum , 114 million people lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns in 2020. Despite this, many of those who have managed to keep their jobs are thinking about leaving them in search of something better.

Pulse Check: Employee Back Pain Management Programs


Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of human resources and wellness professionals subscribed to the Wellable Newsletter.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Pandemic’s Regressive Effect On Gender Equality In The Workplace


Prior to the pandemic, gender equality in the workplace was improving, at least in certain respects. As Gallup notes : Facts and Research

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Vaccine Hesitancy: A Call For Employers To Help


Since April 19 th , all adults, regardless of their specific age group, occupation, or health condition, have been eligible in all U.S. states and territories to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Despite this increase in eligibility, vaccination rates dropped 11% in the weeks that have followed.

The Philosophy Of “Being Well”


Employers are becoming increasingly concerned with the well-being of their employees. As a result, they are trying to learn how to help their employees be well. To accomplish this task, many companies are looking at what a variety of wellness experts (e.g.,

“Retailization” Of Primary Care


Gaining access to the health care services and products one needs can be inconvenient, expensive, or downright impossible. In order to combat this, a number of retail companies (e.g., Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS) have started offering a variety of medical services inside their stores.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

5 Ways To Improve Intellectual Well-Being and Personal Development At Work


There is a belief that people work in exchange for wellness, either for themselves or for those they care about. Often, the promise of wellness is fulfilled monetarily. With money in hand, individuals can purchase products, services, opportunities, or experiences that confer wellness.

Re-Envisioning The Office For A Post-Pandemic World


With the option of returning to physical office spaces coming ever closer, companies are beginning to think more carefully about what office life should look like. In particular, business leaders are assessing the advantages and disadvantages of various answers to the following questions.

CDC Guidance Released As Millions Of Adults Receive COVID-19 Vaccine


On March 8, the CDC released its first set of guidance for adults that have received the COVID-19 vaccine. A year after the first cases were reported in the US, over 93 million adults have received their first dose and over 53 million are fully vaccinated.

Overwork: Why It Happens, Why It’s Bad, And How To Stop It


One of the drawbacks of remote work is its effect on the prevalence of overworking.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

Microsoft Launches New Digital Platform To Improve Employee Experience


In the past year, the turn to remote work has rapidly accelerated the production of new technology to improve productivity and facilitate communication between off-site employees. Additionally, new fitness tools, apps, and wearable devices continue to reshape the virtual health and wellness industry.

The Social Aspect Of Virtual Fitness Programs


Last year, when fitness centers closed down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many gym-goers were rightly concerned about how their physical health would be negatively impacted.

Study: Excessive Mindfulness May Backfire


As the stigma around mental conditions continues to decrease and holistic health approaches grow in popularity, employees demand benefits focused on decreasing stress and supporting their mental and emotional well-being.

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Pulse Check: Reopening Offices After COVID-19


Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of human resources and wellness professionals subscribed to the Wellable Newsletter. The question for March was about when employers plan to fully reopen offices.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.