Archive for February, 2017

UK EAPA and The Work Foundation research papers now available to download

Written by Vicky Mulchinock on . Posted in News, thriving at work

UK EAPA & The Work Foundation research papers available to download

The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association’s (UK EAPA) recently published research report into the evolution of EAPs, investigating the use, impact and reach of EAPs in today’s organisations is now available to download, free of charge, from the Association’s website.

In the study, HR managers pointed to an ongoing stigma associated with the EAP, as a counselling service primarily for staff with mental health issues, limiting the use of the wider EAP service among employees. Low-level promotion of EAPs and the scope of services available is also thought to be restricting use of services for anything other than crises and situations already at a serious stage.

To access your copy of the report, click here.

Employee Assistance Programmes – supporting good work for employers? is the full report from The Work Foundation. This piece of research was commissioned by UK EAPA to help further our understanding of the role of EAPs in the workplace, discuss how EAPs are perceived and valued by staff and whether there is any evidence that calculations of economic utility are undertaken.

To download a copy of The Work Foundation report, click here.

 

Mental health matters in organisations of every size

Written by Vicky Mulchinock on . Posted in mental health, News

Mental health matters in organisations of every size

Mental health is a hot topic in the news agenda at the moment and it’s an important issue that organisations of every size need to take seriously. In a recent article for Business Matters, UK EAPA Chair, Andrew Kinder, takes a look at SMEs and considers their options to minimise the impact of mental health on their business and employees.

“As an employer you’re not in a position where you can control all elements of an employee’s life, influencing what happens in and out of the workplace, for example. But there are a number of things you can change or introduce to have a positive influence on employees’ mental health. These include an individual’s workload, the type of work they’re being asked to do, the culture of the organisation and also ensuring that open and two-way communications take place wherever possible. Sometimes a temporary adjustment of work-load can make a big difference,” said Andrew Kinder.

“Ultimately you need to accept that mental health isn’t an issue that you’re going to ‘solve’ for your organisation or your employees. Many different factors can trigger a mental health issue and with one in four of us facing mental health problems at some point during our lifetime, it’s important that strong plans are put in place to support those who are suffering so that support is available and the negative impact that mental health has on your most valuable asset is minimised,” he adds.

Want to find out more? You can read the full article here.

Access the latest Employee Benefits’ buyer’s guide to EAPs

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Access the latest Employee Benefits’ buyer’s guide to EAPs

Are you reviewing your current Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offering or thinking about commissioning a programme for your organisation? There are lots of resources available to help you identify the best solution for your employees and your business.

The Employee Benefits’ ‘Buyer’s guide to employee assistance programmes‘ provides a great introduction to EAPs, the latest programme innovations and discusses return on investment.

The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association has also published a buyer’s guide to EAPs that includes information on the type, format and remit of EAPs, helping you to better understand the different types of programmes on offer, the level of account management you should expect and an overview of the type of questions you should ask a prospective provider. .

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