Employee Assistance Programmes

Many employers offer an employee assistance programme (EAP) to staff. This is an employer-paid scheme that allows employees to contact an independent adviser on a confidential basis to discuss any issue that is troubling them, causing stress or interfering with effective job performance or attendance.

Two-thirds don’t offer specific mental health support for workers abroad

Just a third of businesses with staff who work abroad have a specific mental health policy in place, a survey...

‘Significant’ sickness absence more likely at larger employers than smaller firms

10 Aug 2018

Organisations with 250 or more staff are more likely to have a ‘significant’ absence issue than smaller businesses, with sickness...

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Wellbeing technology in the workplace: implantable sensors

Wellbeing technology in the workplace: trending now and in future 

4 Jan 2018

In part two of a major guide, Stephen Haynes looks at emerging wellbeing technology in the workplace that has the...

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Research on EAPs shows employers are missing out on all the benefits

3 Aug 2017

Research on employee assistance programmes suggests they are valued by employees, but employers are not yet gaining all the potential...

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Why employers should address loneliness in the workplace

1 Aug 2017

With many employees feeling socially isolated at work, there are many ways employers can help prevent loneliness in the workplace,...

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Managing workers with terminal illness: a guide

4 Jul 2017

With growing numbers of employees set to work into older age, managing those with terminal illness will be a priority...

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Why HR should step up and support working carers

27 Jun 2017

The UK’s social care crisis was a hot topic during this month’s general election, serving to highlight the growing number...

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Institute for Employment Studies outlines key HR challenges for 2017

3 Mar 2017

HR’s most pressing challenges for 2017 include getting to grips with a multi-generational workforce, taking a more prominent role in...

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One in five staff fails to take full holiday entitlement

22 Oct 2015

More than one-fifth (22%) of the UK workforce did not use all their paid holiday entitlement in 2014, suggesting employees...

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EAP evaluation

EAP evaluation: getting more from your programme

24 Sep 2015

How can HR and OH teams ensure that they are getting the most value from their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)?...

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Separation and divorce rates peak in January

How to support employees through divorce

6 Jan 2015

January is a peak time for couples to separate or divorce, but few employers have sufficient measures in place to...

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Employee assistance programmes - a call centre taking calls from employees

Employee assistance programmes rated as “high impact, low cost”

3 Nov 2014

Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) are effective in supporting staff overcome challenges at work and home in a cost-effective way, a...

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Increase in use of employee assistance programmes

28 Feb 2012

A larger percentage of the workforce is accessing employee assistance programmes (EAPs) than they were four years ago, according to...

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Survey reveals benefits of EAP counselling sessions

6 Jul 2011

Counselling through an employee assistance programme (EAP) can provide real benefits in helping people to remain at work, a survey...

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Counselling via EAPs helps to reduce absence levels

26 May 2011

Counselling sessions offered to workers via employee assistance programmes (EAPs) can help to reduce absence levels and improve colleague relationships,...

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