When Iowa State professor Gregory Welk tested the accuracy of wearables, he found they could be inaccurate by up to 40 percent, which should be an eye-opener for any company’s wellness director.
Stress exacerbates the leading health problems employees face, so employers should do more to combat it.
The University of Washington created an alternative wellness program by abandoning traditional fitness-first approaches and focusing on building an active and engaged community.
Employers should be thoughtful about the mobile tools they offer and how they are presented to users.
A growing number of employers are embracing wearable devices and offering incentives, like health insurance discounts, when workers sign up for them.
Giving carrots all day keep the EEOC away; giving sticks brings the EEOC quick.
The analysis of claims data provides the greatest ability for an employer to have an effect on health care costs and employee health.