No evidence mindfulness and wellbeing apps improve employee wellbeing

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HR Magazine

[Dr William] Fleming said HR should focus on addressing the root causes of stress and poor mental health to avoid ‘wellbeing washing’.

He said: “If these initiatives are offered with the intent of appearing to try and improve wellbeing or just taking the easy route, rather than actually and sincerely trying to improve employees, then it would qualify as wellbeing washing. 

“To not fall foul of wellbeing washing, employers have to take seriously the root causes of stress or poor wellbeing, understand the jobs of their employees and recognise work and personal life conflicts.”