Career Wellbeing Do you like what you do each day? According to Gallup, “this might be the most basic, yet important, wellbeing question we can ask ourselves – yet only 20% of people can give a strong ‘yes’ in response.” Thriving in career wellbeing means finding fulfillment and meaning in your daily work. It’s also about engagement, interest, identity, enjoyment, stress, connectedness, contributing your strengths, and growth. Here are three recommendations for Boosting Career Wellbeing:
Every day, use your strengths.
Identify someone with a shared mission who encourages your growth. Spend more time with this person.
Opt into more social time with the people and teams you enjoy being around at work.
Engage all month by sharing what brings you joy and purpose with your colleagues! We want to create low-stress ways of engaging with colleagues around career wellbeing. For the month of July, please add one of these templates to your email signature (instructions included) as a prompt to share what you love about your work, your values, how you find purpose, or resources that inspire you. It’s easy to identify yourself as part of the wellbeing movement, and share purpose and inspiration with others! If you want to engage and email is not a regular part of your work (or if you do but just love buttons), check out these button templates, pick one and let us know what you’d like on it! We’ll send you one to wear. (Send your button request to Erin Finot at x5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Feel free to use these graphics to engage with colleagues around career wellbeing in any other way you think of!
What you can expect for the rest of the month For the rest of the month, we will be highlighting some colleagues across the city and asking them to share their perspective on career wellbeing and what brings them purpose. Also look out for: A values exercise Info on career development planning Career wellbeing resources, including benefits, activities, and training opportunities
WEEK 4: MAXIMIZING YOUR PAYCHECKCultural Competency Focus: Trust & Confidence
A big ol' thank you to those who contributed to this month's efforts: Aaron Doreen (Captain P-Card), Angelin Singh, Anna Reid (Pickle), Becky Nickell, Cierra McGee, Cinimint Harper, Doug Lauderbach (Captain Clerk), Jared Abbott (Number One), Jeff Petry, John Scholl, Monica Workman, Randi Bowers-Payne, Sarita Black, Steve Auferoth, Tina Dixon, Tracy Bridge, Twylla Miller
I have enjoyed being a part of the team for this month’s Wellbeing Competency because of the insights I’ve gained about Financial Wellbeing and the enthusiasm from the other team members. I’m a firm believer that the “love of money is a root of all kinds of evil”, and that Financial Wellbeing is about "effectively managing your economic life". I've learned that having a healthy respect, boundaries, and strategies around finances will likely result in financial security and help eliminate daily stress and worry caused by debt and being in bondage to money. Financial security allows people to do what that want to do when they want to do it; they have the freedom to spend more time with the people they like to be around.
As you look to continue your Financial Wellbeing journey, I encourage you to buy experiences instead of just material possessions, and give to others instead of just spending on yourself. These two principles have helped me find greater joy and fulfillment in my relationships and purpose in life.
Click to read more about enhancing your financial security through spending and budgeting habits.
There are many different types of employee wellbeing. The month of June has been dedicated to financial wellbeing. For some of us, our #BeWell journey begins with our own fiscal responsibility. Part of that effort includes your own finances, starting with your paycheck from the City of Eugene. The following tutorial will go over the new pay advices that can be viewed through Employee Self Service in PeopleSoft, with an explanation of each section. Click the video above and the attachment link for an overview of what you should know about your pay advices
Fiscal responsibility starts with you. It is important because each financial decision you make impacts your future. Each time you decide to spend or save, you are impacting your financial future. The City of Eugene provides a multitude of benefits for its employees. Many of the benefits provided can potentially increase your financial independence. Planning now for retirement later is an important part of financial responsibility. To learn more about the financial benefits that are provided by the City of Eugene, visit the Employee Financial Benefits website.