Tag Archives: wellness

  1. Employee Financial Stress Has Many Sources

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    A recent MetLife survey asked employees about their top sources of financial stress. It found that employees have very different short and long-term financial stressors. Slow wage growth and rising living costs are often the root causes of this stress. Employers focus on helping both short and long-term stressors when creating benefits plans. Long Term…

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  2. Overcome the Next Recession with Financial Wellness

    A recent Gallup survey found employers with the strong employee wellness programs saw increases to their bottom line in the last recession. These employers saw an average of 26% increases to their profits during the economic slowdown. That’s compared to similar firms. Financial Problems Overflow Employees’ pocketbooks aren’t the only thing affected in the pinch of…

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  3. Career Growth Helps Financial Wellness

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    Most financial wellness programs try to help with personal finances. Less talked about is how career growth may also affect financial stress. Career growth can be a strong indicator of future financial success. When employees have a strong career path they’re less worried about paying bills. This is why you should help employees grow both…

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  4. Financial Stressors a Wellness Program Can’t Address

    Financial wellness programs are more popular than ever. Unfortunately, they aren’t able to remedy every financial stressor employees have because some financial issues stem from the workplace. Employers should focus on both traditional financial wellness and addressing these key issues. Bad Management Bad management is often cited as one of the main reasons employees leave…

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  5. Edukate’s New Content Management System (CMS)

    At the core of Edukate is a robust educational platform. We’re rolling out a new CMS that’s designed to meet the needs of employees no matter where they are in their financial journey. But as Edukate has grown, we realized the need to create a more unified learning experience. Today, we’re pleased to unveil our…

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  6. Edukate Content Refresh Coming Soon

    Edukate’s content library is undergoing some big changes! Previously, our content library used curated content. We compiled the latest and greatest resources on a variety of financial topics. We’ve included resources we thought would make the biggest impact. They’re sourced from trusted experts to leading industry voices. Over time, we learned more about our users’…

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  7. Not All Employees Will Use Your Benefits And That’s OK

    You work on your employees’ benefits programs to help them feel happier and healthier. However, not all of your employees are using them. Although maximizing the reach of your benefits may be top of mind, it often doesn’t tell the whole picture. Reach vs. Impact The reach of a program includes how many employees enrolled or…

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  8. The Student Loan Crisis is Affecting Your Business

    The student loan debt crisis is impossible to ignore. 1 in 3 working Americans has student loan debt. The stress of paying back loans isn’t just personal — it affects job performance too. These days, graduates want employers to help them with their loans and create plans to pay them off. By the Numbers Student loan debt affects…

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  9. Quarterly Wellness: Top 3 Engagement Tips

    It’s important to revisit your wellness programs every few months to keep them effective. Below are three things you should do for quarterly wellness efforts. Talk to Employees Employee engagement surveys are a great way to get a pulse for how a program is performing. Use them to find out how employees feel about their…

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  10. Are Americans Ready for Another Recession?

    Millions of Americans aren’t ready for the next recession or economic slowdown. This vulnerability became apparent when millions of federal workers were forced to go without a paycheck back in January. The Underlying Crisis More than three quarters of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. That means many families aren’t able to cover all of their…

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