Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: Triple-digit growth for wellbeing technology
The use of wellbeing technology has seen triple-digit growth as employers have increasingly embraced wellbeing apps, virtual GPs and wearable devices within their wellbeing strategies.
The analysis, from the report ‘Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: The evolution of workplace wellbeing in the UK’ from Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA) in association with Punter Southall Health & Protection, shows that employers offering health and wellbeing apps on smartphones have grown by 112% in the past 12 months.
Those offering virtual GPs has increased by 40.5% and wearable devices has grown by 37%.
This follows data from last year’s report that suggested over the next few years the growth of each would grow by 474%, 333.6% and 341.7% respectively.
“Last year we were already predicting tremendous growth in this area and it’s interesting to already see significant shifts in this area,” said Debi O’Donovan, director at the Reward & Employee Benefits Association.
“By embracing such technologies employers can hope to increase take-up and engagement as they increasingly communicate in-the-moment to their employees on devices they use all the time.”
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