Financial challenges are known to negatively impact productivity. A lot of the worst financial decisions are education related, and many come down to information – or lack thereof. And college debt and financing are areas where employers can have real impact.
Financial wellness programs are one of the fastest-growing areas of employer benefits – yet are also one of the broadest categories. What counts as a financial wellness program, and why are employers doubling down on their investments?
Predicting a major productivity problem for your organization and heading it off before it becomes an issue might be easier than you think.
On top of their full-time jobs, working parents are trying to figure out the college admissions and financial aid processes. Find out how some companies are offering support through educational advising programs.
The stress of paying for college weighs heavily on parents’ minds – so much so that it’s taking away from their focus at work.
Did you know that May 29th is 529 College Savings Day? Support working parents and help your employees find the right college savings strategy.
We need people with the brain capacity and desire to generate brainstorms without being hamstrung by choices they made as adolescents. “Few emerging adults willing to take a chance on their business idea,” wrote the New York Times, “makes it harder for everyone else to get a job.”
With so many moving parts these days, nothing happens the way you’d expect; and smart HR people know cause-and-effect is a thing of the past. A successful presentation in Fresno might depend on completion of a college essay in Duluth. A thorough pre-signing assessment of a contract in Texas might hinge on the timely arrival of a dog walker in Silver Springs. Here’s how to build a better HR strategy by listening to your employees and getting to the root of their needs.
When it comes to higher education, many students and their families choose a dream school and then go into substantial educational debt to make it happen. There’s good reason for employers to be paying attention.
Hard ROI — like what you get from back-up care or educational advice — is critical. But programs that also deliver “feel-good” ROI have additional ability to impact important HR goals.