In this week’s Best Money Moves roundup, we take a look at news stories and new research studies that may impact employee benefits and HR issues. We hope you find this news roundup helpful, and we’d love your feedback.

Do your employees use the employee assistance programs (EAPs) you provide?

Probably not.

A recent study found less than 7 percent of employees use their company’s EAPs, which are designed to help them deal with stress, substance abuse and other personal issues. Why aren’t they using these benefits? It turns out that many employees don’t even know they’re available.

One expert said that managers often fail to direct struggling employees to the appropriate EAPs and, even if they do, some employees feel there’s a stigma associated with asking for help.

What can you do to encourage employees to use these important stress-reducing benefits?

It’s time to plan your 2018 benefits strategy. Are you going to try something new next year? Read five tips for starting or refining your wellness program.

Employee burnout is a big cause of turnover. Inbound marketing and sales company HubSpot’s manager of culture shares six tips to help managers and their employees kick burnout to the curb.

Is reducing employee financial stress on your 2018 to-do list? Best Money Moves Founder and CEO Ilyce Glink is hosting two more webinars on how to reduce workforce financial stress and increase employee engagement. The first is at 1:30 p.m. CDT tomorrow, June 23, and the second is at 10:30 a.m. CDT on Wednesday July 12. Register now!

How much should workers save for retirement? That’s a tricky question that many people struggle to answer, especially with all the contradictory advice out there. Help your employees sort through the noise.

Balancing work and a busy home life is stressful, and employers can help reduce that stress by offering more flexibility. Whether it’s providing work-from-home options or flexible time off, here’s what you can do.

It’s sad to see employees leave, but their feedback on the way out is valuable. Conducting an exit interview is a great opportunity to learn what works (and what doesn’t) at your company. Six tips for exit interviews.

What is your company’s employee experience like? A positive, engaging culture helps cut down on turnover. How one tech company builds a better employee experience.

American businesses lose $1 trillion each year to employees’ unaddressed chronic diseases. While some workplaces shift these costs onto their employees (and kick their financial stress into high gear), experts say employers can do more to promote employee wellness.

When employees complain, supervisors should listen. They should take the time to give the complainant their full attention, so they can really understand the problem and fix it.

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