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4 Steps to CALM Financial Stress

Posted by Patti Conty on Aug 10, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Most American workers experience financial stress. That’s according to the annual Financial Stress Research a study from Financial Finesse. In fact, 85% of people reported at least some level of financial stress.

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Topics: Financial Stress

Boost Your Mood with a Solid Savings Plan

Posted by Moneywise Newsletter on Jan 7, 2016 9:18:30 AM

Keeping yourself out of debt could benefit more than just your finances. According to a study from the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a 10% increase in short-term debt, such as overdue bills and credit card debt, was linked to a 24% increase in symptoms of depression.

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Topics: Financial Stress, Debt

Do you trust your employees with the budget?

Posted by Maria Porto on Dec 16, 2015 7:00:00 AM

“If you are wrought with financial stress and self-inflicted misfortune, you are a less effective employee. Your employer not only should be concerned with how you handle their financial resources, but how your mishandling of your own personal financial resources affects you as a human resource.” – Peter Dunn, speaker and radio host

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Topics: Financial Education, Financial Stress, Partner Relations

Put your employees to sleep: Here’s how

Posted by Maria Porto on Oct 6, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Are your employees excited about their dream job, but can’t stay awake at work? According to a recent National Sleep Foundation poll, almost a third of American employees report that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily work activities at least a few days each month. And thirteen percent report napping while on the job.

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Topics: Financial Stress

The Difficult Employee: Neutralize Your Negative Nellie

Posted by Maria Porto on Oct 2, 2015 9:14:01 AM

Okay, so maybe their name isn’t Nellie or Ned. But the fact is that most employees can easily name that one person that seems to be negative about everything — from project timelines to the people he/she has to work with. 

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Topics: Financial Stress

How to Spot Signs of Financial Stress Among Employees

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Jun 19, 2015 8:00:55 AM

Happy employees are more productive, according to a recent study by the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. As we all know, though, there are many stress factors out there that can interfere with that happiness and negatively affect a worker’s productivity and overall well-being.

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Topics: Financial Stress

Employers and Employees Feel Stress Differently

Posted by Maria Porto on May 5, 2015 1:19:00 PM

I came upon this infographic today and it really drives home the point I make often: your company will benefit from addressing employee stress. In short, the results of a recent study (illustrated here) show that employers and employees see and feel workplace stress differently.

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Topics: Financial Stress

Financial Stress is a Top Issue for Employee Assistance Programs

Posted by Maria Porto on Mar 10, 2015 8:36:00 AM

Financial stress is found to be at the root of most issues that impact employee work performance, and a strong employee assistance program (EAP) will recognize and address this topic. By providing resources to help employees achieve financial well-being, employers are in a unique position to strengthen employee engagement and prevent a drop in productivity.

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Topics: Financial Stress, employee assistance programs

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