The hospitality sector presents a range of unique workplace challenges, which can affect the implementation and success of wellness initiatives. In a recent study, Dr. Edwin N. Torres and Dr. Tingting Zhang from UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management conducted a wellness intervention incorporating a wearable device, with the aim of improving various aspects of hotel employee wellness. The results from the study showed a range of benefits following the two-week intervention, both to employees and their employers. However, the authors also noted key drawbacks which should be taken into account in the design of any future employee wellness programs.

Original Article

Torres, E., Zhang, T. (2021). The impact of wearable devices on employee wellness programs: A study of hotel industry workers. International Journal of Hospitality Management, [online] 93, 102769. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2020.102769.