Latest news from EB Live 2018

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John Lewis’ Davison to discuss building a wellbeing culture at Employee Benefits Live

Nick Davison, partner and head of health, leisure and hotels for John Lewis Partnership, will discuss the benefits of putting health and wellbeing at the core of an organisation’s strategy at Employee Benefits Live 2018. The session, titled ‘Building a health and wellbeing culture for competitive advantage’, will form part of the ‘benefits on a budget’ conference stream on Wednesday 3 October. The session will be chaired by Neil Goodwin, [...]

EAP calculator delivers ROI figures for a future of benchmarking

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EAP calculator delivers ROI figures for a future of benchmarking

Earlier this week, as a partner of the Mad World Summit, EAPA was pleased to write an article for the summit website explaining why it has funded the Institute of Employment Studies (IES) to design and develop an EAP calculator. The article explains how buy-in for employee wellbeing initiatives has always been hampered by a lack of hard data. Making a case for investment into mental health [...]

New book on men’s mental health published today

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New book on men’s mental health published today

Today sees the publication of a new book, Positive Male Mind,  which aims to inspire positive dialogue around male mental health in a way that is practical and helps to address this taboo topic in the personal and corporate spheres. While it is geared towards a male audience, the book will also help friends, colleagues, and partners to support and aid their male relatives and friends with solutions, advice and tips for better wellbeing. Written by leading experts on the [...]

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 [...]

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