National Movement Calls on Businesses to Take a More Proactive Role in Supporting Employees
Element Communications is proud to support a new national movement launched this week calling upon the UK’s largest employers to take a more proactive role in improving the financial health of their workforce.
Working with London-based fintech, Level Financial Technology, the National Wellness Conversation will shine a light on the aspirations of people across the UK – regardless of their age, job role or salary – and how employers are uniquely positioned to promote good money management.
Insight from the Money and Pensions Service has revealed more than 20 million people in the UK cannot manage their money, 11.5 million have less than £100 in savings and nine million are in serious debt.
By signing up to the National Wellness Conversation, employers across the public and private sector signal their intention to adopt financial health strategies to benefit their workforce. Early supporters to sign up to the movement as ‘Business Champions’ include FTSE listed Capita PLC and St James’s Place Wealth Management, along with Benefex.
Will Serle, Chief People Officer at Capita, said: “The National Wellness Conversation is a fantastic initiative that recognises the role employers play in the financial wellbeing of their staff. We are delighted to support this and will be encouraging others to do the same.”
Tom Webb, Managing Director at Element Communications, commented: “The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already deep-rooted problems people face managing their personal finances. We’ve helped design the National Wellness Conversation to call for support from UK employers who are uniquely positioned to empower staff to take control of their money. We have been delighted to launch the campaign with the support of several FTSE listed companies who share in their desire to promote responsible business.”
The campaign will gather employee and employer stories about financial goals and aspirations, building awareness across the media and social media.
- Employees looking for help and advice from the National Wellness Conversation can visit: www.nationalwellness.co.uk
- Employers looking to become supporters of the National Wellness Conversation should visit: www.nationalwellness.co.uk/employer
- Employers and employees are encouraged to share their money stories on social media using #nationalwellnessconversation