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As states around the country consider when and how to reopen the economy, employers are faced with a new challenge: how to balance what’s needed for your business and what’s safe for your workers. You’re likely stocking up on cleaning supplies and masks, retrofitting workspaces and rearranging floorplans. But to fully support your workers, there’s more to consider than hygiene and health. 

When working with a Resource Navigator, your employees are not just getting connected to community resources—they’re being coached on having difficult conversations with their landlords, they’re being empowered to take control of thousands of dollars in medical debt, and they’re getting the tools and information they need to be better prepared for whatever life throws at them…not just today but months, and even years, from now. 

Overwhelmed. Burned-out. Exhausted. No matter how you say it, American workers are stressed. In the last six months, 60% of WorkLife clients reported that their stress levels negatively impacted their work and home lives. According to the American Psychological Association, the high cost of living and healthcare expenses are to blame for American’s rising stress levels—with 72% of adults feeling stressed about money at least some of the time.

More than 40% of Americans can’t afford to cover an emergency expense of $400 or more. And for those who are just getting by, one financial setback can set off a snowball effect, causing challenges that grow in severity as they goes unresolved. When employees reach out to WorkLife Partnership, it’s rarely because they’re facing just one barrier. In fact, the average WorkLife client reports experiencing six or more barriers at once. When one challenge turns into two and two into three, your employees could find themselves up against issues that are insurmountable—unless they have support.

With headlines like “Colorado employers stretched thin by tight labor markets” and “Worker shortage will hold back Colorado’s economic growth in 2018” appearing regularly in local news coverage this year, it should come as no surprise that we’re amidst a […]

Liddy Romero, WorkLife’s Executive Director, recent published a chapter, “Playing for Keeps: Strategies that Benefit Business and Workers” in Investing in Work.  An excerpt:  When the competition for talent is fierce and monopolizes headlines in business publications, it sends a signal […]

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