As technological tools continue to influence the mainstream consumer’s daily life, employers are taking advantage of this trend and finding new ways to address employee health. These tools better allow employers to measure performance, encourage participation and create a sense of community, but simply buying the entire office a FitBit isn’t enough to build long-term engagement. While employers can certainly leverage the benefits of these platforms, it takes more to get the most out of a wellness program.

During the early days of wellness programs, fewer technological tools were available. Employers instead relied on education-based wellness programs, but a mental information download isn’t enough to sustain engagement either, says Lenny Sanicola, senior practice leader of personal development for WorldatWork.

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