LifeDojo Secures $5.1 Million in Series A funding to Expand Global Behavior Change and Health Coaching Platform

By Irene Malatesta Feb 7, 2017 10:31:12 AM
Topics: news, press release

Loneliness Kills— How it's harming your employees...and how to help them

By LifeDojo Team Jan 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Loneliness is more deadly than obesity and more common than most people think. The bottom line is this: untreated mental illness in the workplace is expensive. It costs as much as $1,600 per employee, per year and in terms of depression specifically, those who meet the criteria for the disease but receive no treatment for it use two to four times the healthcare resources of their colleagues. The result is higher rates of absenteeism and presenteeism, decreased productivity, more workplace accidents, higher disability costs, higher overall medical costs and ultimately, lower profits.

Of course, it’s not as if employers— specifically, Benefits and HR leaders— haven’t tried a variety of workplace programs to address the high rates of mental health issues. From EAPs to telehealth solutions to educational content and digital programs, employers have spent the money and taken the time to make big changes to improve mental health rates, always with the best of intentions.

Inspire (don't pester) employees to change with powerful stories

By LifeDojo Team Dec 15, 2016 6:10:00 AM

 

Employers have the best intentions. Mustering gusto and brave determination, they ll the company newsletter with upbeat descriptions of the latest opportunities awaiting staff: health screenings, tness challenges, leadership seminars and development workshops. Every time they think: This is it; this will be the one.

And maybe it is.

Meaningful Change: 5 Questions with LifeDojo CEO Chris Cutter

By LifeDojo Team Nov 29, 2016 7:04:00 AM

This interview originally appeared on brandchannel.

Topics: CEO, news, press

Recognizing Employee Burnout: 4 Simple-to-Spot Symptoms You Need to Know

By LifeDojo Team Nov 7, 2016 7:05:00 AM

The statistics are concerning. One in three people reports being chronically stressed on the job, leading to as many as one million employees being absent every day of the year. Beyond this, chronic stress is driving up costs related to lower productivity, increased healthcare costs and dramatically higher turnover rates. In 2015 alone, the average employer saw one out of every six employees voluntarily leave their position before the year was over.

Press Release: LifeDojo Recognized as Top HR Technology Brand at this year’s InfluenceHR Awards

By LifeDojo Team Oct 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

San Francisco — (Oct. 21, 2016) — LifeDojo Inc., an employee behavior change company, proudly announces its recognition as an InfluenceHR Award recipient, being named winner of the Hot HR Startup award by The Starr Conspiracy. The InfluenceHR awards, presented on Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Center in Chicago, to honor the best HR Technology brands.

Topics: press, award

What corporate wellbeing leaders can learn from Pokémon Go

By LifeDojo Team Aug 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Could the latest chart-topping mobile game actually be the greatest health app we’ve seen yet? Looks like it could be - and it’s got a few lessons to teach corporate wellbeing companies, as well as employers looking to design wellbeing initiatives that employees of all kinds will genuinely enjoy.

Employee wellbeing is worth it: 4 good reasons for employers to invest

By Irene Malatesta Jun 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It’s a disturbing trend: Americans seem to be getting less healthy with every passing year. According to the Economist, health premiums in America have more than doubled in the past decade. The proportion of adults who are clinically obese more than doubled between 1980 and 2010, to over 30%. This year, healthcare spending hit historically high levels as a share of GDP, and according to government projections, annual health spending is expected to grow an average of 5.8% during the period of 2014 through 2024.

Press Release: LifeDojo adds healthcare & benefits industry veteran to executive team

By LifeDojo Team May 12, 2016 4:19:53 PM
Employee wellbeing company appoints Anne Presson Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions
 
San Francisco, CA, May 12, 2015 - LifeDojo, a San Francisco-based company that offers a comprehensive employee wellbeing platform for large organizations, announced today the hire of new executive Anne Presson to lead enterprise business growth.
 
Presson will oversee enterprise relationships, and will advise the executive team on matters related to sales and marketing for enterprise. An accomplished industry veteran, Presson will lead and structure high-quality new client rollouts.
 

How to Harness the Underutilized Power of Intrinsic Motivation

By Chris Cutter Mar 22, 2016 6:07:00 AM

If you’ve ever been offered a bonus for hitting a certain number of sales or promised yourself a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream for sweating on the StairMaster, you understand the power of extrinsic motivation.

Using an external reward to promote a desired behavior works well for getting people to try something new or complete a one-off task. But it definitely has its limitations.

Take corporate wellness programs, for instance. Most are structured to provide incentives that encourage participation. If employees visit the gym a certain number of times per month or walk 10,000 steps a day, they’re rewarded with cash bonuses, gift cards, or other prizes.

On the surface, this is a smart investment for employers. Done right, workplace health programs result in increased productivity, diminished healthcare costs, and lower absenteeism. Plus, research shows that exercise supports the creation of new brain cells and can even activate parts of the brain responsible for memory retention.

It’s not easy to get great ROI from a corporate wellbeing program, but the first step in that direction is getting people engaged. Before you invest all those dollars in rewards, make sure you’re not relying too much on extrinsic motivation and ignoring the hidden power of intrinsic motivation.

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