Verizon sees value in one-on-one coaching

In an era of where technology and smartphones are rampant and where so many things can be done at the touch of a button, it can be easy to forget the value of one-on-one interaction, particularly when it comes to employee health. Telecommunications giant Verizon, which has more than 177,000 employees across the U.S., recently piloted a coaching program with WebMD Health Services that helped nearly two-thirds of participants shed unwanted pounds.