Protect. Support. Improve
If you are yet to consider an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) either as a stand-alone benefit for your staff, or integrated as part of your employee benefit package, we recommend you do so, utilising our guidance and that of our recommended partner company.
Not only is an EAP recognised by employees as a valuable benefit, but, if chosen carefully, one that can offer good return on investment for the employer. It’s core objective has wide-reaching implications, not least, to help address the growth in mental wellbeing and personal issues that many people are facing today. Implementing the right programme that suits your workforce is key.
At the core of an Employee Assistance Programme is support counselling which usually begins with a telephone assessment and can evolve to include face-to-face counselling sessions, depending upon the extent of your package. The aim is to help your employees to cope with personal problems that are affecting them, regardless of whether they are work or home related.
The benefits of an EAP for you as an employer are wide-ranging as follows:
- Accidents and work-related mistakes
- Staff turnover
- Against litigation for stress-related illness
- Your HR department or Welfare Officer
- Staff Retention
- Corporate image (as a caring employer)
- Communication and teamwork