A debate will be held at the London Stock Exchange this month to discuss two human resource (HR) approaches to employee money problems.

The event, hosted by finance company AXA, will include a debate on whether the financial situation of an employee is the responsibility of the employer or not.

Speakers for the Federation of Small Businesses, Great Place to Work and AXA, will all put forward their thoughts on the subject.

Sonia Wolsey-Cooper, group HR director of AXA, said the event will provide a forum for leading practitioners to debate an intensely topical issue.

"Given rising uncertainty in the economy and sharp increases in consumer inflation many people are increasingly concerned about their financial circumstances," she added.

The company will also reveal the results of research it has carried out into employee stress and illness in the workplace.

In recent news, it was revealed employees who are suffering financially in the credit crunch are taking items from work to save money.