A lesson in financial wellbeing from Louise Woollard
We’re sure you can all agree, the corporate world feels like a turbulent and unpredictable place at the moment. With the ever-changing professional landscape, economic climate, and enduring impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the trends and needs of today’s workers are evolving at pace.
Earlier this year, our MD, Katie Mallinson read a report which suggested that, aside from boosting workplace engagement, guaranteeing job satisfaction, and providing professional development, a key way to safeguard employee wellbeing among the modern workforce is to equip staff with knowledge, insights, and support from a financial wellbeing standpoint.
After all, our monetary health rests on more than what our paycheck states – it’s about feeling secure and in control, knowing you can pay your bills today, deal with the unexpected, and are on track towards a stable financial future.
Therefore, by offering employee benefits that help incomes go further, highlighting relevant financial advice and guidance, and fostering a safe place to talk about money worries, business leaders can make a big difference in their colleagues’ lives.
That’s why, in March, we called upon the expertise of longstanding Scriba friend and client, Louise Woollard, to offer her own specialist insight and advice around the complex world of money and personal finances.
The idea behind the session was for Louise to pass on helpful, practical, actionable, straight-talking tips — while remaining relevant to the varying demographic of Scriba’s workforce.
The two-hour-long workshop gave colleagues the chance to see their own financial health in sharper focus, safe in the knowledge that Louise is on hand to offer added support and clarity — whatever the query. True to form, Louise delivered an easy-to-digest, jargon-free workshop — exploring everything from pensions to savings, emergency funds to budgeting, and so much more. And she even achieved plenty of laughter in the room — not an easy feat given the seriousness of the topic!
‘Motivating’ has become a slightly overused word, but last month’s session definitely warrants it. Witnessing Louise’s expertise in an easy-to-digest, humorous format instantly put the team at ease in the room. And, since the visit, many of us have put our newly garnered knowledge into practice — setting up Monzo accounts, arranging will consultations, and assessing our pension contributions.