Pandemic highlighted workers’ financial vulnerability

Organizations must seek solutions that help employees to stop being distracted by their finances.

By Tony Silber      
Wellness conference Q-A

Beginning in March of last year, the global economy came close to shutting down as the COVID-19 virus swept across the world. In some sectors, it did effectively stop. Waves of furloughs and layoffs followed. Unemployment spiked. Even workers who stayed at their jobs felt a new anxiety. Organizations were compelled to respond, and many launched—or ramped up—new mental health and financial well-being initiatives for their people.

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