Archive for October, 2015

UK EAPA wins Outstanding Branch Award at 2015 World EAP Conference

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UK EAPA wins Outstanding Branch Award at 2015 World EAP Conference

 

UK EAPA has been named ‘Outstanding Branch’ at the 2015 World EAP Conference in San Diego on 2 October 2015.

 

The Outstanding Branch Award honours the UK Branch for outstanding growth, development, and community outreach and reflects the significant efforts we have made in recent years to promote the employee assistance profession in the UK and establish partnerships with government bodies and other industry associations.

 

“I am delighted the UK has been globally recognised as an outstanding branch of EAPA International. The award is testament to many years’ hard work by our members and the dedicated support and commitment of our Executive Committee and Past Chairs. We are an energetic Branch with ambitious plans for the future and we will continue to promote best practice and standards within the EAP industry in the future,” said Andrew Kinder, Chair of the UK EAPA.

Supporting employees when trauma strikes

Written by Vicky Mulchinock on . Posted in Talks

Supporting employees when trauma strikes

For employers of any size, responding appropriately when an employee has been affected by a traumatic experience is a subtle art, and getting it wrong can have huge consequences, both individually and for the organisation. In this article recently published on Business Matters, Michael Jelley, UK EAPA Executive Board Member, takes a look at how employers, and SMEs in particular, can help their employees when they are impacted by trauma.

UK EAPA commissions research into UK EAP market

Written by Vicky Mulchinock on . Posted in ROI

UK EAPA commissions research into UK EAP market

 

In partnership with Lancaster University’s The Work Foundation, the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association has begun research into the EAP market and an employer’s return on investment in employee assistance.

 

“With half the UK workforce having access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), it is inevitable that EAPs play a significant role in supporting the health of the nation. These programmes are a natural choice for employers that want to support good employee health and wellbeing and EAPs have been recognised by Government as an important initiative that can help employers to effectively manage sickness absence,” says Andrew Kinder, Chair of the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

 

Professor Steven Bevan from Lancaster University’s The Work Foundation said: “While more employers are seeing the sense of investing in workplace health and wellbeing interventions, many remain unclear about which of them are value for money. In this study we hope to build up an objective picture of the role and value of EAPs in the UK today.”

 

The EAP market in the UK has grown significantly in recent years; latest research from the UK EAPA (Market Watch, 2013) estimates the market has grown by 69% since 2008. However, to better understand the current market and impact of EAPs in today’s workplace, the UK EAPA is leading and funding this extensive industry research project.

 

“Members of the UK EAPA support millions of workers and their commitment to fund this extensive research project shows their confidence in the impact and reach of the EAP market in the UK,” adds Andrew Kinder.

 

Led by Lancaster University’s The Work Foundation, this research will involve interviews with employers that currently commission an EAP, as well as those who do not currently buy one. If you would like to be involved in the study please email info@eapa.org.uk to register your interest.

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