Tuesday, July 30

1:10 pm - 1:50 pm

Recent research suggests that a large percentage of our employees experience either financial stress, relationship stress or both. While the numbers of people suffering from stress have already reached epidemic proportions, data suggests that this problem has actually been getting worse over the last few years (especially for Millennials and Post-Millennials). Further, since few employees are able to effectively “check their stress at the door,” stress has a profound impact on the engagement, retention and productivity of our employees.

Robert Stewart uses his unusual background (HR professional and social scientist), to provide an out-of-the-box perspective on these contemporary employee challenges. In this presentation, leaders will gain increased knowledge regarding the importance of helping their employees reduce their “at home” stress in order to improve their “at work” engagement. Rob will also provide strategies that can help companies create a game plan to reduce the financial and relational stress within their respective organizations.

You will learn:

  • How this stress not only impacts the health and happiness of our employees, but how it costs organizations in production, engagement and retention of talent
  • Why these forms of stress are often “invisible” to supervisors and colleagues, and how we can change our culture with an effective plan to help employees no longer suffer in silence
  • How to combat these problems with effective (but largely unused) social science solutions

Robert Stewart, Ph.D.

HR Administrator and Faculty
Brigham Young University Idaho

About Robert Stewart, Ph.D.

Robert Stewart is an HR professional, university professor, and corporate consultant. He is an expert in relationship and financial wellness and specializes in helping individuals and companies reduce organizational stress and increase organizational wellness.

With an MBA (emphasis in Human Resource Management) and years of corporate experience, Rob understands contemporary business needs and how intentionally investing in human capital can increase employee productivity, engagement, and retention (all while improving the bottom line).

However, it is Rob’s social science background (PhD in Family & Human Development and 13 years of university teaching) that allows him to provide a unique approach to employee performance and wellness. For years, he has taught a variety of relationship and money management courses at different universities and finds joy in helping individuals succeed. More recently, he has taken these lessons from the classroom to the boardroom.

Specifically, Rob enjoys helping organizations understand the substantial “invisible” costs (and opportunity costs) associated with the financial and relationship stress that employees bring with them to work each day.  Though this relationship and financial stress is often invisible to leadership (due to the stigma attached to discussing such challenges), Rob provides solutions that help organizations help their employees improve their overall wellness, engagement, and productivity.  Connect with Rob at www.thesocialsciencesolution.com.