If their employees are financially unprepared to deal with both short and long term needs, they are more likely to be stressed, which in turn impacts productivity in the workplace.
Through financial wellness programs, employers can help employees get a better handle on their finances in order to mitigate their financial stressors. More broadly, employees who are on track in their finances tend to be more productive, engaged and loyal — reflecting top business objectives for employers today.
What is more, improving financial wellness can also improve employees’ physical and mental well-being. Stress can physically manifest as headaches, fatigue, and trouble sleeping, and can also cause mental irritability and depression.
All these factors prevent employees from bringing their full focus and energy to work and have a negative impact on productivity, which nearly all employers want their benefits package to help increase.
Yet 45% of employees believe their current benefits received from their employer actually improve their financial wellbeing and 42% believe their current benefits package is helping them reduce their financial stress.