Employees Are Not Alone In Feeling Lonely


Loneliness may not be a widely discussed topic, but it should be. Just as mental health has emerged from obscurity to the forefront of employee wellness conversations, loneliness is a public health issue that is reaching epidemic proportions

Study: Spending Time In Parks Boosts Emotional Wellness


A recent study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that spending as little as 20 minutes in an urban park can have a significant effect on emotional wellness.

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6 Tips For Building A Culture Of Health


Corporate wellness programs have existed since the late 1800s and have evolved over time, but in the last ten years, interest those programs has exploded. Google the term “corporate wellness” and more than two million references appear.

Cultivating Happy, More Productive Employees


With a tight employment market and the well-known struggle to create employee engagement, employers are trying to figure out what makes employees happy at work. Engagement

Simplify Your Background Check and Compliance Process

Staying compliant in your hiring process starts with a rock-solid background check process. Having a consistent program that documents compliance policies and mitigates risk is a necessity in today’s fast-paced hiring landscape. Join Curt Schwall, Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at EBI, and learn what it takes to run a top-notch background check program that ensures you stay compliant.

41% Of Employees Willing To Take 10% Pay Cut For Employee Wellness Program


Employees prize health and wellness, so much so they are willing to take a pay cut if it would mean having an employee wellness program at work. That’s what 41% of employees said in a Staples workplace survey.

Employers Missing Mark On Corporate Wellness Benefit Offerings


Organizations recognize that offering wellness benefits helps attract and retain employees, as employees want and expect their companies to help with their well-being.

Millennials Exercise Influence On Wellness, Health


Just as millennials are unique relative to other generations in regard to how they shop, work , and play, they are also distinct in their approach to health and wellness.

Wellable And Truth Initiative Team Up Help Employees Quit Smoking


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “paying for tobacco use cessation treatment is the single most cost-effective health insurance benefit for adults that can be provided to employees.”

HHS: New Physical Activity Guidelines


It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial, but new physical activity guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services details just how important exercise is—and how many people don’t get enough of it. Facts and Research

The Key to Strategic HR: Process Automation

Do you want to automate your HR processes, but don’t know where to start? In this eBook, PeopleDoc explores which processes benefit the most from automation, and how an HR Service Delivery platform can help get things off the ground.

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.

More Employers Encouraging Employees To Work When They Feel Awake


Flexible work schedules are increasingly 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 employees.

Best Farm Shares For Healthy Employee Diets


Due to the widespread availability and convenience of junk food in workplaces, office employees have notoriously unhealthy diets, an occurrence that threatens individual health and workplace productivity.

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 important cause for employers to champion.

The New Recruiting Mindset: Stay Competitive in a Changing Talent Landscape

What were once strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are now likely falling short in effectiveness. Strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are likely now outdated and ineffective. This report gives actionable tactics to implement now from boosting your employer brand to the exact perks to offer that winning candidate.before your competitor does.

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 value-on-investment (VOI).

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.

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, or disabled person.

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Fitbit’s Newest Activity Trackers Target Corporate Wellness Market


Fitbit quietly launched two new wearable activity trackers last week, but consumers will not be able to find these trackers in the local sporting goods or big box electronics stores.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

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.

Top Employee Financial Wellness Programs


According to Wellable’s annual 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report , financial wellness is the area of employee well-being programs where employers are expecting to increase investment the most, with 68% of companies planning to increase investment in 2019.

Components Of An Effective Financial Wellness Program


With recent evidence highlighting the considerable effect financial hardships have on employee wellness and workplace productivity, businesses are increasingly adopting workplace health initiatives to encompass financial wellness.

Survey: Wellness Programs Linked To Employee Retention, Even For Non-Participants


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.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

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.

Apple Watch Incentive Drives Greater Wellness Program Engagement


Employers continue to invest significant financial resources into rewards and incentives for employee wellness programs. In fact, 85% of employers with at least 200 employees offer more than $150 to employees for participating in or completing a wellness program.

Survey: Americans Less Concerned About Finances In 2019


Despite the recent performance in the stock market and talks of a looming recession in the coming year, Americans are less focused on their finances.

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.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

Survey: Leadership Support Impacts Employee Wellness Programs


For administrators of and participants in employee wellness programs, leadership support has long been believed to be a critical and low-cost driver of engagement. Although this concept is widely known and understood, it is nice to have some data to back it up.

Study: Social Media Use Tied To Depression And Loneliness


It’s been a little more than a month since World Mental Health Day (October 10). In the spirit of fulfilling the goal of the day, Wellable wrote a four-part series to increases awareness on mental health in the workplace.

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USPTF All Adults Should Be Screened For Excessive Alcohol Use


United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is "an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services."

HDHPs Enrollees More Engaged, Financially Stable


A report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Greenwald & Associates highlights the behavior and attitudes of health care consumers with high deductible health plans (HDHPs).

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

Flexible Schedules, Remote Work And Employee Loneliness


Earlier this year, Wellable wrote about loneliness being the next employee wellness frontier, with, at the time, a survey suggesting more than 70% of Americans feeling a sense of loneliness and nearly a third (31%) experiencing loneliness at least once a week.