Employee Assistance Provision

Employee Assistance 

I can offer a bespoke counselling service programme tailored to the needs of your business.

Employees may have a range of issues, which may not be work related. These can include health, marital, family, financial, alcohol, drug, legal, debt emotional, stress, or other personal issues. These worries may well mean that your staff are less focused or absent from work either long or short-term, which impacts on efficiency and productivity.

Counselling can assist productivity and attendance issues within the workplace and support employees to identify and resolve personal concerns that may affect their job performance. A short term course of counselling of 6-8 sessions can help staff cope with their problems and make changes in their lives that will help them feel and function better. It can improve an employee’s ability to do their job and improve relationships with colleagues and managers.

 

The Benefits of an EAP

  • Demonstrates a commitment to employee wellbeing
  • Provides an indication of overall stress levels within the business
  • Prevents work-related stress
  • Provides skills to cope more effectively at work
  • Improves staff morale and motivation
  • Reduces long- and short-term absence levels (e.g. due to stress), lowering work pressure that arises on other staff members from the absence of colleagues

Why introduce an Employee Assistance Programme?

The average working week is 40 hours long, so many of your employees may find they spend more time at work than at home; some might even talk more to their colleagues and managers than to their family and friends. It therefore makes sense for employers to offer their staff support, and help look after their physical and mental wellbeing, through the framework of an EAP.

 

Your employees work hard for you. An EAP is one way of ensuring they can continue to do so. By combating stress and reducing absences, the Employee Assistance Programme could help drive efficiency and lower your costs in the long run. Furthermore, knowing they have the support of their employer in difficult times could improve employee loyalty and performance.

 

Contact me for details of the package I offer.