With advice comes financial confidence

Personal advisors can help boost financial literacy of employees
By Greg Pollock
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/10/2011

Uncertainty in the world markets has driven home the issue of financial security for employees. These days, it seems like you can’t turn on a radio, read a newspaper or surf the web for five minutes without being blasted with bad news.

As a result, employees may be asking, “How will what has happened impact me?” or “How much longer will I have to work to ensure the kind of retirement I had originally envisioned?”

HR professionals have an important role to play in calming employees’ fears and helping them achieve their financial goals. So too do professional financial advisors who can help add some sanity to a workplace when it comes to financial uncertainty.