Financial Wellness: The missing piece of your DEI strategy. Financial wellness could be the key benefit that your DEI initiative is missing. Here’s what to consider.
Organizations are constantly trying to improve diversity. But while progress has been made, many workplaces are still a long way from achieving true equity.
The median wealth for white households is $187,300, according to data released by the U.S. Census bureau. However the median wealth is only $31,700 for hispanic households and $14,100 for black households.
This imbalance highlights just one aspect of the stark wealth equality problems that still exist both in the office and at home. For teams looking to bridge the opportunities gap between employees of different backgrounds, one thing is clear: Financial Wellness is a key piece of DEI.
Financial Wellness: The missing piece of your DEI strategy.
An emerging strategy to increase diversity, enquiry and inclusion that corporations still underrate is utilizing financial wellness resources. Employing a comprehensive financial wellness program is a great way for management to understand and tackle the unique personal finance problems that confront each of their workers. It also can be a great way to retain and attract talent as 4 out of 5 employees said they would prefer benefits over a pay increase, per Human Resources Director.
A financial wellness solution is only an assistant on the journey towards equality. Being transparent and vocal with your employees about unequal discrepancies in wages can help increase employee mood and assist in restoring the economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make 82 cents for every dollar a man makes. Additionally, black and latina women with a bachelor’s degree make 65% of what a white man with the same education makes. This gap in pay can be easily overlooked when talking broadly about equity and inclusion, so addressing these problems head on is a great step forward towards a solution.
Many of these issues have been more prevalent since COVID-19 became an issue. Since the beginning of the pandemic, stress levels have increased across the board for many workers. According to SoFi at Work, 51% of employees are more stressed about their finances now than they were at the height of the pandemic. Additionally, employees spend around 25% of their workweek dealing with financial issues. This stress can be increased due to a lack of financial literacy and a feeling of hopelessness when confronting the turbulent economic situation of today. Providing a comprehensive financial wellness program can ease stress and allow workers to focus on their work.
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