Last week, our CEO and Founder Joseph Chou presented to Assetlink senior executives as part of a specialised financial wellbeing training day. The event also marked the launch of the Ironfish Financial Wellbeing Program within the wider Assetlink organisation.
Assetlink is one of the largest privately owned integrated facilities services provider with over 2,500 employees across Australia servicing over 350 clients, including Lendlease, Stockland, BHP and Sydney Airport.
The company is widely regarded as an innovative and progressive employer. Assetlink is a proud champion of workplace diversity, ongoing learning and development support and has been awarded the prestigious Hewitt Best Employer and Australian Achiever for Customer Service Awards.
Ironfish Financial Wellbeing Program
In November last year, we launched our Financial Wellbeing Program to address the growing need for businesses to address their staff’s financial wellbeing as part of an overall employee benefits or wellbeing program.
Financially stressed employees in Australia lose on average 6.9 hours of productive work per week and are absent four days per year due to stress-related illness. Poor financial wellbeing of employees costs business around $33 billion a year.
Focusing around a “Lunch and Learn” workshop series, the Ironfish Financial Wellbeing Program is designed to educate, inspire and empower an organisation’s staff to engage with their personal finances and learn more about saving and investing for their future.
Assisting employees to become financially secure means they have fewer distractions and are more productive, while employers reap the benefits of a more engaged workforce.
Mr Chou spent an hour with senior management at Assetlink’s Sydney offices, many individuals who often lack the time to devote to personal wealth building or investment strategies. The presentation topic covered all the basic elements of personal money management including credit cards, spending and savings plans, understanding retirement – super and pensions, and investment strategies. Joseph shared several key insights into the money management habits of successful people, starting with having the right attitude to money.
“Your attitude towards money management will determine how much money you’re going to make and how much money you will have for the future,” said Ironfish CEO & Founder, Joseph Chou.
“It’s also important to note that while money management isn’t something that is generally taught, we know from experience that it can be learned. We look forward to working with the wider Assetlink team over the upcoming year to help more people take ownership of their personal finances and make some positive changes for their future,” he said.
At Ironfish, financial wellbeing forms the backbone of what we do – we are continually encouraging both our staff and our customers to proactively work towards long term financial security through strategic property investment. Over 86% of Ironfish Australia employees are property investors – compared to only about 8.5% of the total number of people in Australia who are property investors. We are proud of our commitment to financial wellbeing both within the workplace and beyond.
If you are interested to learn more about how the Ironfish Financial Wellbeing Program can help drive employee engagement and performance in your workplace, please contact our program co-ordinator.