According to the 22-page report, “Measuring Wellness, From Data to Insights,” by The Economist Intelligence Unit, a research arm of U.K.-based Economist magazine, when employees were asked “You mentioned that you have never used a personal health and wellness device. Would you consider using one if your employer offered to integrate the resulting data from a health and wellness device into its wellness program?” employees responses as follows:
- 40% would consider using a personal health and wellness device if he or she had help interpreting the resulting data and/or if the cost were subsidized.
- 32% would consider using a personal health and wellness device if he or she could be rewarded for activity I was already doing.
- 20% indicated that an incentive from their employer would not influence their choices in the use of a personal health and wellness device.
The Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed 255 US-based senior HR executives with direct knowledge of their organization’s employee wellness program. The EIU simultaneously surveyed 630 full-time US employees of organizations that offer an employee wellness program.