#256: Investing in Our Well-Being to Create a Better Version of Finance with Javed Bobat

with Javed Bobat

Our Guest Mentor:

Javed Bobat has worked in finance & accounting recruitment for nearly 18 years. Hrecently founded Fide Careers, the UK’s very first ethical, innovative, industry-first recruitment agency with strong sense of values, purpose, and positivity following a period when he had long-standing mental illness almost became too much. He was very close to ending my own life. 

Fide Careers combines finance recruitment with mental health & wellbeing solutions. One of the CICs goals is to become the primary, free to access, 100% confidential external go-to, hub for the whole industry. 

Javed Bobat is on a mission to raise awareness, education, as well as creating positive, lasting change around mental health in the workplace for all finance professionals. Through carefully selected partners, the CIC also offers a range of research/evidence-backed, innovative products and services for: Mental health | workplace wellbeing | career coaching-support | engagement & retention. All partner products, services are available on a subsidised, offset or pay as you feel basis.

Key Quotes From the Episode: 

Finance function is the heartbeat of the company.”[05:36] 

It’s OK not to be OK.[09:05] 

Make a difference-invest in employees’ mental health.”[28:35] 

(Other resources and how to connect with Javed below). 

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Key Points From the Episode:

 –  The profession is getting a lot of attention, investment and challenges nowadays 

 –  Ideas for us to maintain mental wellness these challenging times: 

  • It’s ok not to be ok 
  • Maximize opportunities that are available digitally 
  • Subscribe to apps that will provide support for mental well-being  

 –  Increase the leaders and team members acknowledge the need for mental wellness. 

 –  Getting the best talent on-board that are ready for the future technology and the challenges employers will have in retaining them. 

Time Stamped Show Notes 

[02:52 Javed shares his career journey being in recruitment when he experienced burn-out and left his job. He launched a company few months ago that supports the mental health well-being of Finance and Accounting professionals. His business is an ethical recruitment model combined with mental well-being.  

[05:15] – Feedback Javed is getting from the profession as it gets a lot of attention, investment and challenges nowadays.  

[06:47] – Ideas for us to maintain mental wellness these challenging times: 

  • It’s ok not to be ok 
  • Maximize opportunities that are available digitally 
  • Subscribe to apps that will provide support for mental well-being 

[10:50] – Leaders and team members acknowledge the need for mental wellness.  

[13:20] – Finance and accounting professionals will embrace advance in technology to their advantage for them to stay relevant in the future. 

[16:54] – Getting the best talent on-board that are ready for the future technology and the challenges employers will have in retaining them. 

[22:24] – Best bit of advice Javed ever received to continuously be adjusting and adapting. 

[24:55] – Javed shares the resources our audience can follow up. 

[26:07] – Best way to connect with Javed.   

[27:00] – Javed’s parting thoughts on focusing on the right skill set. 

Connect with today’s guest: 

LinkedIn Profile:﷟HYPERLINK “https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlhkern/” https://www.linkedin.com/in/javedbobat/ 

Website:﷟HYPERLINK “https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlhkern/” https://fmentalhealth.org 

https://fide.careers 

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