|[June 10, 2014]
Tanner Labs Launches Welbe Digital Corporate Wellness Platform
SALT LAKE CITY --(Business Wire)--
Tanner Labs, the nimble new research and development arm of O.C. Tanner,
is proud to announce Welbe™, a new corporate wellness platform designed
to advance the health and financial well-being of people and the
companies they work for. Welbe incentivizes healthy lifestyle choices
and provides corporate wellness administrators and company leaders with
aggregate information about the overall well-being of their
organization. Tanner Labs will unveil Welbe for the first time in the
Welbe Booth #3073 at the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Conference taking place June 23-25 in Orlando, FL.
Taking a holistic approach to corporate health and wellness, Welbe
leverages wearable devices, mobile apps and employee submitted data to
track company-wide and individual worker wellbeing, and rewards
employees for achieving goals. For the first time, biometrics,
financial, social, nutrition and sleep data can all be gathered and
analyzed, with challenge activities and incentives to meet goals set by
employers. The data that Welbe provides to program administrators is
voluntary, private, and HIPAA compliant.
"Until now, companies only had static BMI data to look at when
developing wellness programs," said Nate Walkingshaw, vice president of
Tanner Labs. "We knew there was a better way and set out to invent the
first aggregate dashboard of real-time data. We see the Internet of
Everything (IoE) as a path to engaging employees in their own health and
wellness by connecting to the devices that they use every day."
Welbe works with preferred partners Garmin (News - Alert) Vivofit and UP by Jawbone, as
well as other popular fitness tools such as Fitbit, RunKeeper, and
MyFitnessPal by aggregating data and providing useful reports
summarizing wellbeing information. Welbe administrators can create
aggregated biometric reports in real-time and dive deep into data on
employees' activity levels, financial fitness, challenge activities, and
nutritional health. Incentives to meet challenges are set by employers
and paid out in the form of instantly reeemable digital gift cards from
brands such as: Amazon, Nike, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Target (News - Alert), GAP and
Starbucks. Leaderboards add an element of gamifaction that gives extra
motivation to employees.
"We're very excited to partner with O.C. Tanner and Tanner Labs as a
preferred corporate wellness platform for corporations and their
employees," said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales.
"Welbe complements our commitment to creating products that help people
reach their health goals, and together we'll be able to greatly
encourage healthy lifestyles in the workplace all over the world."
"For the first time ever, companies have access to detailed wellness
intelligence - real-time analytics with aggregated reports on the fly
and the ability to evaluate the activity levels, financial fitness,
nutritional health and stress cessation of the employee population,"
said Walkingshaw. "Welbe directly connects real-time activity to daily
and monthly program spend and annual data to show the connection between
the company's wellness program initiatives and reductions in stop-loss
HR directors, wellness coordinators and managers working for companies
of between 200 - 8,000 employees are ideal candidates for Welbe. Beyond
employee health and wellness intelligence, a reduction in insurance
premiums is also possible if administrators can show an improvement in
overall biometric data and link to the organization improving wellbeing.
For more information about Tanner Labs or Welbe, please visit www.welbe.com.
Welbe can also be found on Twitter
About O.C. Tanner
O. C. Tanner helps the world inspire and appreciate great work.
Through our innovative cloud-based software, tools, awards, and
education, we provide strategic recognition solutions for thousands of
clients globally. Designed to engage talent, increase performance, and
drive corporate goals, these solutions create personalized recognition
experiences delivered through a smart technology platform. O.C. Tanner
has also been the proud designer, manufacturer and donor of the U.S.
Olympic Team rings since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Learn more at www.octanner.com.
About Tanner Labs
Tanner Labs is the research and development arm of O.C. Tanner,
created to foster invention and innovation spirit from within the
company. Tanner Labs infuses new thinking and extends the company's
ability to create and test new products in-house. With the
support of O.C. Tanner's 86-year legacy, Tanner Labs will spark ideas
and rapidly develop new products that expand results within the evolving
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