EXCLUSIVE: JLT Group launches holistic wellbeing programme for UK employees

JLT Group

EXCLUSIVE: Benefits provider JLT Group has launched a wellness programme focusing on the mental, physical and financial wellbeing of its 3,900 employees in the UK.

The programme includes the implementation of mental health first aiders across all 19 offices nationwide, accompanied by mental health and stress awareness training for line managers.

The organisation has also set up a virtual GP service, to which employees can add their partners and children, as well as a rehab service for medium to long-term sickness, which has halved the number of employees going onto long-term sickness insurance claims, according Caroline Jordan, benefits manager at JLT Group.

Jordan added: “We’ve also focused on improving the support we offer to mothers via maternity workshops and a new breastfeeding room in our London office.”

The financial wellness element of JLT Group’s strategy, developed in conjunction with Nudge, encompasses a personalised platform giving employees access to content and tools to help them take control of their daily finances and meet longer-term financial goals.

The Nudge platform provides financial education posts and ‘dreams and goals’ action plans, accessible via a single sign-on from JLT’s flexible benefits portal, Choices. It also sends personalised nudges, which employees can choose to receive via email, SMS or WhatsApp, providing tips, tricks, guidance and actions in line with lifestyle, legislative or company events.

“We’re also introducing free mortgage advice for all our people, whether they are interested in getting their first mortgage, remortgaging or accessing equity release, as we know that this is a key area of concern,” Jordan said.

The new financial wellness programme is being communicated to employees through a series of masterclasses on improving savings behaviour and maximising future income, provided through JLT’s in-house financial education team. Additional seminars provided by Nudge will explain the benefits of the new portal, along with an email, poster and intranet campaign and leadership town hall meetings.