It is able to reduce turnover, assist in motivating workers, contribute to lower absenteism rates, and help the company to have more efficient expenses.
Although it sounds absurd, HR is responsible for everything. We haven’t even talked about the recruitment and selection process, hiring and firing, feedback meetings… This is a group that deserves all of our admiration.
In times of pandemics, the responsibilities have been increased. The stress levels increased significantly due to the remote teams and the emotional changes caused insecurity, loss, isolation, and dizzying rise in food, housing, and bills.
The difficulty of keeping up-to-date accounts has increased. This is a result of the socio-economic moment in which we live.
What can HR do to help in a time of high financial health? Why is this so important? Let’s face it:
Financial stress can be caused by persistent or serious thoughts about money, and the fear that you won’t have enough money to pay your obligations, care for the family, or any other reason.
Financial stress can lead to people being in debt, or even some stability. However, they cannot “relax”. This can lead to a decline in quality of life, which can cause physical discomfort, mood swings, and relationship problems.
This is not an accident. It can cause conflicts within and outside of the workplace. These disruptions, as well as enmities and separations, can lead to mental health problems that will only get worse for the individual.
This background makes it easy to see how a worker could develop mental disorders over time. These include depression, anxiety disorders, and Burnout syndrome. This can cause a significant disconnect between the employee and the workplace and have a profound impact on your life.
It is fair for the worker to have a better life. The company should seek ways to ease their financial difficulties and help them through difficult times.
It’s not about taking on financial problems for the worker; it’s about helping him with reorganization, financial planning and other financial issues.
Although we were not designed to manage money, many people have to learn how to save, calculate and use their income “in practice”. This is more difficult for some than others.
However, it is impossible to be financially healthy and complete without being able to control the flow and outflow of your expenses. The organization of expenses is key, as we have already mentioned. You can use applications, a notebook, or a diary to do this.
Companies can offer content on financial education and lectures by experts in the field of home economics to assist in this area. This is the first step.
It may also be beneficial to provide a safe place for employees to discuss their financial difficulties. This creates a space for employees to talk about their problems and helps them find solutions. It also strengthens the ties between the company and the employee.
It is possible to reduce long-term financial stress by implementing private corporate pension plans.
These plans, which can be used in many ways, are fascinating because they allow employees to save significant money for the future as well as to have a second source in retirement.
There are no additional concerns because the money from the corporate retirement plan is taken directly from the payroll. It is also known that this amount will not go to other purposes.
It is possible to improve the financial and mental health of your entire team by offering corporate benefits such as these.