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The Employer's Guide to Financial Wellbeing 2019-20

Our second annual survey of UK employees has identified a growing need and real opportunity for UK employers to help their employees live healthier and happier lives.

The guide is a must-read for anyone who is implementing a financial wellbeing programme and wants to uncover how to deliver real and measurable outcomes for their organisation.
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A step-by-step guide to financial wellbeing

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Money worries

36% of employees are worried about money. Money worries are significantly greater that the worries about career, health or relationships.

The consequence

Those with financial worries are 4.1 times more likely to be suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, and 4.6 times more likely to be suffering from depression.

The impact

Financial wellbeing has a significant impact on absenteeism, productivity, engagement and retention. The impact is between 9-13% of total salary cost.

A vicious cycle of debt

The importance of budgeting and saving is understood by everyone. However, some people find it easier to save first and spend later. It’s easy to get into a vicious cycle of debt if you have little or not savings. Those with low financial wellbeing prioritise getting out of debt above everything else.

Employee benefits that deliver real impact

Employees have high levels of trust for their employers and generally believe that their employer cares about their wellbeing. However, there is currently a stark mismatch between the benefits typically on offer compared to the employee benefits that meet the most pressing needs of those suffering with the lowest financial wellbeing.

Delivering a financial wellbeing programme

We have identified six practical steps employers can take to develop and implement a financial wellbeing strategy. These steps are based on in-depth discussions with HR professionals and our own research.


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