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.

Employee financial wellness is the top initiative employers are focusing on this year, according to Aon Hewitt’s annual Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing survey. In fact, 59 percent of organizations are very likely to expand their programs this year.

Why should your company be one of them? Your employees are financially stressed. Aging workers are struggling to retire, and young workers are so burdened by student loan debt that they can’t begin to think about saving for retirement. At all stages of life, your workforce is stressed about money.

It’s important to find the right financial wellness program that can address the unique needs of your employees. Here are five steps to take.

Can your employees retire at 65? Sixty-nine percent of employers don’t think so, according to a new Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies survey. Learn these four ways employers can help.

Flexible work policies top many employees’ wish lists. Studies show working remotely does increase employee engagement, but that flexibility works best in moderation.

Internships are on the rise, and believe it or not, compensation isn’t the top priority for potential candidates. Here’s what is.

How’s your gender gap? The Pew Research Center found that 51 percent of women said being a working mother made it difficult to advance in their careers. Remote work makes a difference.

Millennials are looking for a strong career path. If they are not presented with development opportunities, they’re more likely to jump ship. Attract young talent.

Workers have competing financial priorities that prevent them from taking full advantage of company retirement matches. Financial wellness programs can help.

Poor communication is bad for employee retention. A new EmployeeChannel, Inc. survey found that frequent and effective communication are the top two behaviors that create a positive work experience.

How motivated are your employees? There are competing theories about the best ways to increase employee motivation and productivity. Find what works for you.


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