Latest news from Employee Benefits Live 2018

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Latest news from Employee Benefits Live 2018

Cayla Kitayama, responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) benefits at technology organisation Google, will discuss mental health and the changing landscape of wellbeing strategies at Employee Benefits Live 2018. Kitayama’s keynote presentation, titled ‘Putting health and wellbeing at the heart of your benefits strategy’, will open the two-day event’s conference programme on Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 10.00am. The session will explore how the wellbeing space has [...]

Latest news from Employee Benefits Live 2018

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Latest news from Employee Benefits Live 2018

Damien Hooper-Campbell, vice president and chief diversity officer at e-commerce organisation eBay, will open the conference programme on day two of Employee Benefits Live on Wednesday 3 October 2018. Hooper-Campbell’s keynote address, titled ‘Breaking with conventions’, will take a closer look at long-term diversity and inclusion strategies within the technology sector, and why these are often bypassed by employers in favour of short-term fixes. Hooper-Campbell will present the [...]

EAPA partners with Employee Benefits Live

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EAPA partners with Employee Benefits Live

EAPA is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Employee Benefits Live, Europe’s largest employee benefits and reward event, which takes place on 2-3 October 2018 at the ExCeL, London. “We are delighted to have become partner for this year’s Employee Benefits Live event. It’s vital that businesses have wellbeing programmes in place that support their employees and help create healthy workplaces. As partners of the event, we can continue to raise awareness and understanding [...]

The rise of mental health apps

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The rise of mental health apps

In recent years, there has been a huge rise in the number of mental health apps available. There are now hundreds of downloadable programmes and specific content aimed at those struggling with a range of mental health issues such as stress, depression, anxiety and addiction as well as those more generally promoting health and wellness. Some of these apps claim to diagnose and help relieve symptoms. They have certainly become very popular with users, but how reliable is the advice they [...]

Industry news: Morneau Shepell acquires LifeWorks

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Industry news: Morneau Shepell acquires LifeWorks

It was announced earlier this week that Morneau Shepell Inc has completed its acquisition of LifeWorks Corporation Ltd. Stephen Liptrap, President and Chief Executive Officer of Morneau Shepell Inc. said: "This acquisition brings together the best user experience and clinical support to achieve complete mental, physical, social and financial well-being for people everywhere.” LifeWorks CEO, Jamie True will join Morneau Shepell as Chief Digital Officer, leading the strategy [...]

Employee Assistance Programmes are becoming an anywhere, anytime benefit

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Employee Assistance Programmes are becoming an anywhere, anytime benefit

Last week, UK EAPA chair, Neil Mountford wrote for the Reward and Employee Benefits Association (REBA) about the latest trends in EAP. In the article, Neil discusses how EAP continues to evolves to meet the changing needs of workplaces and employees and how this can make a real difference to performance. “The biggest impact is in a re-positioning of how an EAP is used, away from the last resort for serious issues and concerns towards being a more everyday [...]

Line manager support is vital to workplace productivity for people with depression

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Line manager support is vital to workplace productivity for people with depression

According to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), employees who work in an environment where managers feel comfortable to offer help and support with their depression are more productive and take less time off work. Published in medical journal BMJ Open, the LSE's research revealed that employees' productivity levels improved by 6% when they were open about their depression at work. Researchers also found [...]

New report shows failure to address sexual harassment in the workplace

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New report shows failure to address sexual harassment in the workplace

In a new report, the Women and Equalities Committee finds that the Government, regulators and employers are failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace. Following a wide-ranging six-month inquiry, the Committee finds that sexual harassment at work is widespread and commonplace but there has been a failure to tackle unlawful behaviours, despite the Government's obligations under international law. The Committee also [...]

EAPA supports the Mad World Summit, 9 October 2018

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EAPA supports the Mad World Summit, 9 October 2018

UK EAPA is delighted to be supporting the Mad World Summit, taking place on 9 October in London. Good mental health in the workplace is fundamental to business success and Mad World is playing a key role in this by putting mental health at the heart of the business agenda. The focus of the event is about moving from stigma to solutions when it comes to workplace wellbeing and attendees will hear from an outstanding line up of

BiTC Mental Health at Work Survey 2018

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BiTC Mental Health at Work Survey 2018

Now in its third year, Business in the Community's Mental Health at Work survey, in conjunction with Mercer, is the UK’s biggest survey of mental health at work. Everyone has mental health in the same way as everyone has physical health. Mental ill-health is one of the biggest public health challenges facing society and research shows that one in six workers are experiencing stress, depression or anxiety at any one time. Business in the Community want to find out how employers are supporting [...]

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