John Keaten

Employers’ Responsibility for Employee Financial Wellness Reaches All-Time High

Employers’ Responsibility for Employee Financial Wellness Reaches All-Time High 97 percent of employers now feel responsible for employee financial wellness according to Bank of America’s 2022 Navigating a New Era of Financial Wellness report, up from 41 percent a decade ago. A seismic shift is afoot among business and human resource leaders who now feel …

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Employers who invest in employee financial health poised for 2023 productivity gains

Employers who invest in employee financial health poised for 2023 productivity gains Financial stress is hampering U.S. workers, 82 percent of whom say employers should play a role in supporting their financial wellness. 71 percent of U.S. employees say financial stress is negatively affecting their work and personal life according to Morgan Stanley’s second annual …

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Require employees to work less to boost productivity?

Require employees to work less to boost productivity? The largest study of its kind to date suggests, yes: “Fully 86% said they will likely continue the four-day workweek policy.” Managers and workers generally report being equally or more productive in a shortened week, citing improved health and general wellbeing, reduced stress and burnout. Also, employees …

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Embrace the “Lifestyle Contract,” Employers

Embrace the “Lifestyle Contract,” Employers Employee needs are changing significantly as their financial positions worsen. Only the businesses and organizations who adapt to meet them will succeed in the years ahead according to the latest Inside Employees’ Minds report from Mercer. The “financial concerns of employees reign supreme this year” according to the latest “Inside …

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Boost Financial Health and Productivity with Debt and Credit Benefits

Boost Financial Health and Productivity with Debt and Credit Benefits Four considerations for employers seeking to roll out credit and debt benefits to boost recruiting, retention, productivity, and employee wellness. Millennials and Generation Z workers who increasingly dominate the labor force are navigating greater financial challenges than other recent generations. They also expect much more …

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Personal Finance Coach: Reduce Holiday Financial Stress in 4 Steps

Personal Finance Coach: Reduce Holiday Financial Stress in 4 Steps TrustPlus Personal Finance Coach Dametria Douglas For many of our clients the holidays bring joy but also financial strain and mental health challenges. They are not alone. Stress and anxiety increase around the holidays nationwide, with gift giving gatherings with friends and family, travel and …

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Policy Spotlight: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver Deadline is October 31

Policy Spotlight: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver Deadline is October 31 Some eligible borrowers must first consolidate their loans into Direct Loans, which can take 45+ days, before filing a waiver application, so the time to act is now! Confusion reigns regarding the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness initiative–who qualifies, which loans are eligible, what …

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Financial Wellness & Productivity: Close the Gender Financial Health Gap to Boost Productivity

Financial Wellness & Productivity: Close the Gender Financial Health Gap to Boost Productivity New research from the Financial Health Network and SSRS, supported by Principal Financial Group’s Principal Foundation offers “policy- and employer-level solutions that could make a meaningful difference in leveling the playing field for women.” Is the gender financial health gap costing your …

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