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HR Daily Advisor

Apr 14, 2017

Many wellness programs now incorporate technology to appeal to tech-savvy employees, but the human element is still a critical component in the success of wellness programs, according to recent studies.

A survey by ComPsych Corporation found that personal health coaching motivates program participants to meet their wellness goals. In fact, a personal coach was the top motivator, cited by 37 percent of participants. Only 10 percent indicated that technology, such as apps and fitness devices, motivated them the most to reach wellness goals. 

“While apps and fitness technology are increasingly popular in the wellness field, nothing encourages accountability and results more than personal help from a trained wellness coach,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, founder, chairman and CEO of ComPsych.

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