Webcast: Workplace Stress is Costing Organizations $300 Billion Annually

How to Address a Silent Crisis Head-On

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Presenter: Michael Thiemann, co-founder and chief executive officer, Zebit, Inc.

Program Date: April 2016. This program is no longer available. See a list of all currently available webcasts.

Program length: 60 minutes

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Cue the tense muscles, upset stomach, headache and rapid heartbeat. We’ve all felt it and it’s all too familiar a feeling. Stress affects us all, but for HR teams, workplace stress has become the silent crisis. An organization’s ability to deal with stress’ alarming impact can mean the difference between success and failure. The American Institute of Stress estimates stress costs U.S. businesses $300 billion annually. The number one cause of stress is financial stress; a recent report by Financial Finess found 85 percent of employees have reported at least some level of financial strain.

Numbers don’t lie, and to stop productivity and revenue leakage caused by the employee stress factor, HR professionals more than ever need to address the issue head on.

In this program, Michael Thiemann of Zebit, Inc., will discuss how to tackle financial stress in the workplace and simple ways to protect the investment made in talent acquisition and retention. Among the questions that will be answered:

  • How do we improve employee financial wellness without issuing a companywide wage increase?
  • Is offering retirement planning, like 401(k) options enough?
  • How can we easily implement a financial wellness program?
  • What are employees’ top financial concerns and why and how should HR address them?

About the Presenter: Michael Thiemann is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Zebit, Inc., a free employee benefit that provides financial education, planning tools, and a no-cost credit option that help working Americans take control of their everyday financial lives. Previously, Thiemann served as CEO of Global Analytics, Investment Science, HNC Financial Solutions and Aptex. With Zebit, he continues his record of breakthrough analytics products for credit, fraud prevention and Internet transaction analysis. In addition, Mr. Thiemann has served on over two dozen commercial and non-profit boards.

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Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM, and PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification from the HR Certification Institute.

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This webcast is sponsored by Zebit

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