Assisting employees in financial distress

The first issue of Research Works, published by the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health of the American Psychiatric Association (, focuses on how employers can help workers who are experiencing financial distress:

Recommended action steps include provision of personal financial education, credit and debt management counseling, and employee assistance programs. 

Of course, for employers who aren’t paying their workers a decent wage, the obvious response is to pay them more if at all possible.  However, not all financial distress is due to a lousy paycheck.  This publication offers useful advice to employers who want to help their workers make it through financially difficult times.

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