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Research in action.

Founded in 2014, the Virgin Pulse Institute is an evidence-based organization that conducts research and advances knowledge on workforce topics like health, wellbeing, and employee engagement.

Reaching way beyond ROI studies, The Institute collaborates with leading researchers and other organizations to identify scalable, data-driven, consumer-centric solutions to the top workplace issues facing companies today.

Latest Research

See the cutting edge research below from internationally recognized academics and experts across key fields the impact employee wellbeing and engagement.

  • Video Guide: How Habits Really Work with Dr. BJ Fogg

    A behavior scientist and innovator, Fogg conducted the first-ever series of experiments on how computers can influence people.

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  • Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive

    Susan David, Ph.D., explores the critical, internal psychological habits that enable employees to engage others across organizations and to thrive.

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  • The Leader’s Guide to Employee Engagement

    Engagement strategies from Harvard psychologist Susan David.

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  • Influencing Networks of Health at Work

    Discover how leveraging social networks is critical to business strategy and success in today’s world.

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  • Employee Wellbeing Predictions for 2017

    Get a sneak peek into the future of employee wellbeing.

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  • Building a Resilient Workforce that Bounces Back

    Harness the power of resilience through employee wellbeing.

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  • The Best of Employee Wellbeing and Engagement in 2016

    Access this 'Best of 2016' toolkit to fuel your employee wellbeing and engagement strategy in 2017.

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  • 2018 Employee Wellbeing Predictions

    Employee wellbeing will play an increasingly important role in helping organizations worldwide better engage their employees, help their workforce realize their full potential and drive improved business outcomes.

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Science Advisory Board

We’ve brought together the best and brightest minds across key fields that impact wellbeing. Our Science Advisory Board helps ensure that our technology and overall wellbeing experiences are rooted in the most relevant scientific evidence and best practices.

Meet our internationally recognized academics, experts, and professionals:

  • Global Wellbeing Alliance

    The Global Wellbeing Alliance, the newest endeavor of the Virgin Pulse Institute, is a global community of leaders in HR and wellbeing from all around the world. The Global Wellbeing Alliance consists of client and non-client members who collaborate and share experiences from their organizations, and leverage research from the Virgin Pulse Institute’s Insights team and Science Advisory Board to help them best align their HR practices, business goals and company culture.

    The group meets in major global cities and has regional meet ups throughout the year to network and collaborate with the Virgin Pulse Institute on research projects, webinars, case studies, panels and other thought leadership opportunities.