Where Does Mobile Fit In?
When we set out to survey employers about their use of technology for employee wellness, we knew that mobile would play a large role. Mobile technology is going gangbusters, and the rise of consumer health devices and apps – FitBit, LoseIt, etc – proves that this is more than a mere trend. But before mobile interventions can be effective for employee health, employees must first possess the necessary hardware: smartphones.
There is good news! Smartphones are now owned by the majority of employees we surveyed. We can assume this number will grow as smartphones become more accessible and cheaper to own, meaning that we would all do well to keep an eye on mobile solutions to our employee wellness challenges.
From the survey:
• 61% of employees own smartphones
• 58% can receive employer-sent text messages
• 9% have a company-funded tablet computer
Download the full survey at: http://www.shapeup.com/tech-survey