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Inside Employees’ Minds™: Insights on Financial Wellness

For years, the employee value proposition has been predicated on the notion that engaged, happy employees are more productive, committed and loyal. Today, however, there is a growing expectation by employees that their employers provide benefit offerings above and beyond those traditionally offered, including financial wellness programs. Mercer’s new Inside Employees’ Minds Survey of 3,000 US workers shifted its focus in 2017 to better understand the motivation behind employee decision-making and personal financial wellness.


A growing number of employers across the globe are beginning to recognize the importance of financial wellness as a core pillar of total well-being. They understand that when employees are comfortable with their ability to meet their financial obligations, they’re more likely to be productive and engaged at work.

Some of the key findings from our 2017 research include:

  • There is great diversity within the financial wellness of individual employees.
  • Financial difficulties can occur at any level of income.
  • Personal financial issues impact professional performance.
  • Traditional financial education programs are not enough; psychology plays an important role.

2017 Inside Employees’ Minds Research on Financial Wellness available now - Download our PDF and learn more - NEW

About our 2015 Inside Employees’ Minds Research and the Implications for Today’s Workplaces:

Engagement By the Numbers
Get a quick overview of key survey findings through our engaging Inside Employees' Minds infographic series.
  A Deeper Look Inside Employees' Minds
Our survey reports provide compelling insights regarding employee perceptions of work and current engagement levels.
View Infographic   Download Report P.1
The Transforming Employment Experience Videos
Mercer business leaders and other noted experts explore the changing world of work and the evolving employee value proposition in this thought-provoking video series, created in partnership with Big Think.
  Employee Views on Health, Wealth, and Careers
Our new research provides insights that employers can use to reshape their value propositions to reflect evolving workforce needs and expectations.
Watch Videos   Download Report P.2

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