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Webinar On Demand: Why Financial Wellbeing Makes Good Business Sense

The skyrocketing cost of living is putting pressure on many workers, but it’s often those in low pay, highly casualised, shift-based workforces who are hardest hit. 46% of us are now living paycheck to paycheck and 72% of us say they worry about their finances every day.

How can employers help – and why should they care?

Join us for our next webinar on Thursday 18th May at 12-1 pm AEST | 2-3 pm NZST where we reveal the far-reaching impact of financial leadership, not just on workers but also the organisations that employ them. Plus, we’ll provide tips on how to support your employees with financial wellbeing benefits that make a genuine difference. You’ll discover:

  • The current state of play – what the impact of financial stress is, how employers are responding, and where the disconnects are occurring
  • What employers can do to best support their deskless workers, including the benefits that get cut through
  • How to build a business case for a financial wellbeing benefits program and how to access its impact once implemented



Josh Vernon, Head of Employee Wellbeing and former Co-Founder & CEO of Wagestream Australia (previously Earnd)
Josh founded financial wellbeing platform, Wagestream Australia (formerly Earnd) in 2018 when he saw one of his friends get into trouble after using a payday loan to buy a fridge. Over the next few years, Wagestream Australia grew to become the mission-led responsible experts in financial wellbeing, providing innovative solutions such as wage access, pre-pay savings and best-practice financial education. Humanforce acquired Wagestream Australia in March 2023, which has recently launched as Humanforce Thrive – an employee wellbeing platform under which Wagestream’s financial wellbeing products now reside.

Luke Bongiorno, Chief Product Officer, Humanforce
A well-seasoned product and technology professional, Luke has an extensive background in managing product lifecycles end to end, from product conceptualisation, design, through to execution. He has worked for global companies such as Nintex, ABB and Buildxact, with his current position as Chief Product Officer at Humanforce.