Research shows employers are missing out on benefits of EAPs

Written by Liz Guilford on . Posted in News

Research shows employers are missing out on benefits of EAPs

An article recently published by ‘Occupational Health & Wellbeing’ confirms that whilst EAPs are valued by employees, employers are not yet gaining the potential benefits of these important health and wellbeing programmes.

The article, which highlights findings from the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association’s recent research with the Work Foundation, reports the perception among research respondents that EAPs regard the EAP as an ‘insurance policy’ and a back up for when issues do arise in the workplace.

A major finding from the research was the missed opportunity that many organisations experience when it comes to EAPs; that they have great potential as a wider service for wellbeing and engagement, tackling issues that affect organisational performance and productivity as a whole.

You can read the full article here.

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