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Is It Legal for Companies to Hire Nonsmokers Only?

January 29, 2020

In light of the recent news about U-Haul International, Inc. declining job applicants who are nicotine users as of February 1, 2020, you might be thinking, “Is that legal?” Whether you’re administering your own wellness program or have clients...

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Four Population Health Predictions for 2020

December 12, 2019

With the new year – and a new decade – just around the corner, it’s time to start taking a look at predictions for what types of industry trends are on the horizon. Wellsource CEO Chris McReynolds wrote about which four trends he thinks will have...

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Improving Outcomes with Health Risk Assessment Data

October 23, 2019

Wellsource joined industry leaders in the health and wellness space at the National Wellness Conference (NWC), hosted by the National Wellness Institute (NWI), in Kissimmee, FL from October 1-3. It was an incredible opportunity for us to further...

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5 Tips to Keep Your Population Healthy from one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers

September 18, 2019

Offering fair compensation to employees is vital for their overall workplace satisfaction. However, many organizations fail to take mental and physical health into account. If your workforce clients are ready to take their organization from good...

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Why Health Competitions Backfire

August 20, 2019

Helping your population become as healthy as possible is a noble mission to undertake, but - as with most things in life - there are “right” and “wrong” ways to go about it. In many groups, it’s not uncommon to see health competitions set up that...

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The Importance of Self-Reported Data In Crafting Wellness Programs

August 01, 2019

This blog post was written by Brittany U. Carter, DHSc, MPH, Director of Health and Research at Wellsource

Workplace wellness programs are on the rise, with almost half of all employers offering some type of health promotion or wellness program...

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3 Ways Investing in a Wellness Program Can Save You Money

December 14, 2018

When it comes to choosing the right wellness program, there is one word you must pay special attention to: prevention.

A wellness program that focuses on prevention is a lot like having a crystal ball. It helps you look into the future...

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6 Tips for Award-Winning Workforce Wellness

September 24, 2018

 

Does your company have what it takes for award winning workforce wellness? Over the past 10 years, more than 8,000 companies across the United States have applied for regional Healthiest Employers awards. And for the past four years,...

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How to Choose the Right Health Risk Assessment for Your Wellness Program

August 07, 2018

Take a nap. Play ping pong. Earn cash rewards for eating healthy and getting enough exercise. Or get a discount on health insurance.

Many wellness programs use incentives like these to motivate and encourage people to make healthier lifestyle...

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How Snacking at Work Really Affects Employee Health

September 21, 2015

Everyone has eaten a midday snack at their work desk before, and most of us think little about how that extra food is impacting our health. It turns out it’s probably doing more damage to our bodies than we think. According to the USDA, most...

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Workplace Wellness Programs Pay Off

August 07, 2015

 

Businesses often struggle to balance the needs of their employees with keeping costs low enough to maintain profitability. As such, some organizations forgo implementing workplace wellness programs out of fear that the cost will outweigh the...

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Workplace Wellness Prevents Chronic Diseases

July 28, 2015

 

The cost of healthcare is rising every year, for both employers and individuals. There are a lot of factors that lead to this situation, not all of which are within the control of employers or their workers. But there are still some ways that...

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