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How Do Employees Pay for Unexpected Expenses?

By |January 21st, 2019|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , |

How do employees pay for unexpected expenses? Less than half use their savings and the rest turn to credit cards, personal loans, or borrow from friends and family, increasing debt and worsening financial stress. More than a third of U.S. [...]

Zombie Employees: Who Are They and What Do You Need to Know?

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , |

Zombie Employees: Who Are They and What Do You Need to Know? Employees with financial stress are distracted at work, take more time off and lose sleep worrying about their finances. Here’s how it’s creating a workforce of zombie employees. [...]

How to Support Mental Health at Work

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , |

How to support mental health at work: Manage work-related mental illness risk factors and encourage employees to engage with available mental health programs and benefits for improved health and higher productivity. Nearly a quarter of U.S. workers have been diagnosed [...]

What Tops Financial Stress for Employees?

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , , |

What tops financial stress for employees? Retirement and student loan debt, among other financial issues, worry employees enough to inhibit productivity, but financial wellness programs can help them take control and regain focus at work. John Hancock released their annual [...]

What’s Wrong With Wellness Program Incentives?

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What’s wrong with wellness program incentives? ROI isn’t proven, employees feel forced into participation, and worse, wellness programs can increase weight-based discrimination and stigma in the workplace, which results in increased obesity and decreased well-being. Workplace wellness programs have long [...]

What Are the Consequences of Too Much Tech

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , |

What are the consequences of too much tech? Technology streamlines processes but often removes human interaction to do so and recent research points to an epidemic of loneliness in the workplace as a result. Employees spend half the workday on [...]

What Do Employees Worry About?

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured - For Employers|Tags: , , , |

The number one workplace fear for more than 60 percent of Americans is being underpaid, according to recent research from Business.org. It’s a valid concern, The Economic Policy Institute reports employers underpay employees $15 billion each year through overtime and [...]

How High is Work-Related Stress and What’s Causing it?

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , |

Almost all employees are affected by work-related stress and a new study gives some insight into how high work-related stress is, what causes it, events that make it worse and what employers can do to improve productivity and retention. Work-related [...]

Why Are Millennials so Distracted at Work?

By |August 28th, 2018|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , |

Financial stress is a huge work distraction for Millennials in debt and it's costing the American economy billions. Millennials are now the largest generation in the American labor force and they’re distracted by an overwhelming amount of debt. Human resource [...]

Revealing Research on Financial Stress and Productivity

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: For Employees, For Employers|Tags: , , , |

Revealing research from Fidelity Investments highlights the toll financial stress takes on productivity through increased absenteeism. Absenteeism doubles for employees with high levels of debt, according to a recent study by Fidelity Investments. The study focused on the four pillars [...]