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5 Reasons to promote Financial Wellness in the workplace

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Forget about free pizzas; there’s a more impactful way to show your employees that you genuinely care about their well-being.

Financial stress is a growing concern. In 2023, a study revealed a 13% increase in European families facing financial stress. But it’s not just a personal issue—it’s affecting workplaces too. Stressed employees struggle to focus, collaborate, and perform at their best. While raises might seem like the most obvious solution, the truth is, they don’t always address the root problem. That’s where financial literacy comes in. Let’s explore why and how investing in your employees’ financial well-being can transform your workplace.

 

Reason #1: They’ll understand you better

Most employees haven’t experienced running a business or being self-employed. They might not grasp the costs behind their paycheck or the journey from gross income to net pay—a source of frustration for both parties involved. Financial literacy bridges this gap, fostering an appreciation for the business’s financial health and the challenges faced by employers. It cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset, encouraging them to understand the importance of budgeting and time-tracking, whether it’s for your company or for themselves. A little side note here: don’t forget to reward those who have proven to work more effectively!

 

Reason #2: It gives them a stronger purpose

Financial literacy isn’t just about knowledge; it’s about empowerment. When employees understand how to manage their money, they gain confidence in making financial decisions that shape their future. From setting goals to planning for retirement, financial literacy equips them with the skills to take charge of their financial well-being. Less uncertainty and a stronger sense of purpose: two elements that can seriously boost your team’s morale, especially in these challenging times.

 

Reason #3: They’re more likely to trust and support you

Financial stress is a significant workplace distraction. With proper financial education, employees can alleviate this stress and focus on their work. Beyond salary, assisting employees with financial management demonstrates appreciation and boosts loyalty. When employees feel valued, they’re more productive and committed to stay. And with the amount of studies that show the impact of low retention rates on your profits, you might want to look into this asap. 

 

Of course, nothing speaks against introducing your stock options to your employees. Research also shows that employees who invest in their company’s stocks are more motivated and perform better. By investing in their financial well-being, you’re securing the future of both your employees and your organization.

 

Reason #4: It promotes inclusivity and equity

We’ll never say this enough:  education is a powerful tool for reducing financial inequalities and building generational wealth. This is particularly crucial for employees from underserved socio-economic backgrounds, women, people of color, and individuals with disabilities. By promoting financial literacy in the workplace, organizations can take significant steps towards enhancing fairness and inclusivity.

 

Reason #5: It’s easier than you think

Financial literacy workshops offer practical solutions for employees to navigate their financial journey. In today’s economy, relying solely on public and company pensions may not be sufficient. And while perks like reduced gym memberships or discounted public transportation are common, access to financial consultants can be far more valuable and life-changing. Side note: offering attractive perks can also help attract better candidates to your company.

 

Conclusion

Promoting financial wellness isn’t about teaching numbers to your employees — it’s an investment into their overall health and the health of your company. By empowering them with financial knowledge, you’re shaping their future and safeguarding your company’s prosperity.

 

Ready to empower your team? Book HERE a 30 mins free consultation with our CEO & Financial Advisor Karolina Decker. 

 

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About the Author – Ines is a French Senior Creative and English bilingual with a strong command of German. With over 7 years of experience in content marketing and advertising for the lifestyle industry, including e-commerce, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our financial blog. Having worked for finmarie in the past, Ines has taken charge of her financial situation and is happy to share her experience
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