New research from Washington University in St. Louis analyzes the  return on investment of corporate wellness programs.

Working well by being well

Nearly 90 percent of companies in the United States use some form of employee wellness program – from gym memberships to health screenings to flu shots – all designed to improve health. A study currently under review and co-authored by a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis empirically tested how these programs affect worker productivity. The research paired individual medical data from employees taking part in a work-based wellness program to their productivity rates over time.

The ups and downs of ‘The Beauty Bean’

Long before People StyleWatch named her “The DIY Beauty Queen,” Alexis Wolfer had the DIY mentality as she set out to create “The Beauty Bean,” an online women’s magazine that would change the way women talk about beauty, health and wellness.
GiftAMeal for Source

Student startup GiftAMeal gaining national attention

The buzz continues about GiftAMeal, a startup incubated with the help of Washington University students. The venture had two wins at the RECESS Pitch Competition in Los Angeles: the Audience Choice Award and an award for best explanation video. The startup also locked in its first major corporate deal.
Olin Business School announced the formation of the new George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center May 10. Celebrating the announcement were (from left): Kurt Dirks, senior associate dean of programs and the Bank of America Professor of Managerial Leadership; George and Carol Bauer; and Stuart Bunderson, associate dean and director of executive programs and the George and Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr./Washington University)

$5 million gift to fund new George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at Olin Business School

With a $5 million commitment, Washington University in St. Louis has announced it will establish the George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at the Olin Business School. The announcement came May 10, as George Bauer, an emeritus trustee and alumnus of the university, and his wife, Carol, delivered a keynote address about values-based leadership in Knight Hall on the Danforth Campus.
A watch and jewelry.

Celebrate or commemorate?

Recent research has indicated a general consumer preference for experiences over material goods when it comes to giving and receiving gifts. But new findings from researchers at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis show that major life events might be the exception to that rule.
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