An employee’s physical health might be exceptional, but what about their “financial fitness”? As the workplace wellness conversation evolves, financial well-being has found a place at the corporate wellness table. But why are employers interested in personal finance for their employees? Simply put, financial well-being contributes significantly to overall physical health and ultimately workplace performance and corporate bottom lines.

Are your employees living paycheck to paycheck or worried about college expenses? What about when their car that brings them to work become unreliable and costly? Are employees distracted because they’ve had an unexpected medical expense for a family member?  These are all instances that can, and will, impact overall employee performance and well-being.

The good news is, these distractions can be minimized with strong financial planning, including strategies offered through the workplace. Offering employees access to financial planning tools can help keep your employees engaged during the work day, reduce presentism, absenteeism, and stress and lead to higher productivity.

Employees don’t leave their financial concerns at the door when they arrive at work – and employers are stepping up.  Conversations that used to take place at home around the kitchen table are now being supported and encouraged in the work environment.

Employers have found if they provide access to financial management tools, they are investing in their employees’ engagement at work and improving productivity for their company.

Join us at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit on October 3-4 to learn why financial well-being makes a difference and how to incorporate it into your workplace wellness initiatives. We hope to see you there! For more information on this topic or other workplace wellness matters, contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2168.

Jennifer Pferrer
Executive Director
Wellness Council of Indiana