staff engagement

The financial education role in staff engagement

A financial education programme can be key to staff engagement.

According to the Secondsight white paper, published in October 2014, 73% of employees felt more positive about their employer when they received the benefit.

A growing number of organisations are engaging with their staff by providing a workplace financial education programme. But for a scheme to be a success, it should include brilliant design and delivery.

Simple success strategies

Running an entertaining main presentation that includes the main points and wide-ranging content will build awareness and offer a new perspective and insights into popular topics. The detail can then be covered at in-depth, follow-on workshops. Importantly, employees should have the option of which workshops to attend.

A programme should be as close to a one-to-one experience as possible. Limiting the numbers of employees in workshops can do this; create a relaxed and personal atmosphere and get employees involved.

It’s important to gather fast and frank feedback. It should be easy for employees to provide feedback through a tick-box or rating-style feedback form that is quick to fill in. The form should also provide room for comments and welcome criticism. Employees should complete feedback as soon as possible. But most importantly, employers need to be ready to adapt, so that the material is always relevant.

Read the full article on Employee Benefits website.