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Financial Wellness in the Workplace

Sandbox S. ASEBP - | October 26 2018 9:43 AM
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Financial wellness can be just as important as getting enough sleep, staying connected with family and friends, being physically active and eating a healthy, balanced diet. But it can also be a super awkward topic to bring up at work! Do you have any ideas for promoting financial wellness in your workplace?

Kylie M. ASEBP - | October 29 2018 1:43 PM

Financial wellness is an important topic to talk about at work because financial stress can have huge impacts on all areas of our life—from sleep to relationships to productivity at work. The Financial Planning Standards Council (2014) reports that “42 per cent of Canadians rank ‘money’ as their greatest stress but I find that people still have a tough time discussing it in the workplace.

When’s the best time to talk about it? Who should be included in the conversation and what exactly should be talked about? The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans has an awesome blog that answers these questions and more, which can help you initiate the conversation in your workplace. Consider sharing this information at your next staff meeting, or use the customizable wellness poster series to share the resource on a bulletin board in your staff room or through an electronic staff newsletter!