Many modern companies, large and small, are adopting employee wellness programs, which often include fitness challenges that take advantage of wearable technologies. These programs can help lower healthcare costs, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity, but they can also subject companies to legal challenges or otherwise backfire without proper implementation.
At Fitbit’s recent Captivate 2015 conference in San Francisco, experts from various industries shared tips, best practices and lessons learned from their experiences with fitness and wellness programs tied to wearables. The multi-location conference, which debuted in Chicago on September 16, had about 130 attendees in San Francisco on September 29, and it moves on to the final destination, New York, on October 13. Here are some of the best tips from the speakers in San Francisco.