Numerous personal and work challenges can compromise the ability of employees to do their jobs to the best of their ability: issues at home and in personal relationships; change and conflict in the workplace; stress and depression; financial problems; alcohol or drug abuse; and bereavement. Since a happy worker is also more likely to be a productive worker, there is both a moral and business case for organisations investing in employee assistance programmes (EAPs) that contribute to the health and well-being of employees.
Independent research by EAPA UK (Employee Assistance Professionals Association) in 2008 revealed that 5,200 organisations enjoy the services of an EAP.
An EAP is a workplace programme that provides free support to employees when they need it. Employers benefit because employee assistance programmes can improve productivity and reduce absenteeism. Employees benefit from free 24/7 support that helps to identify and resolve problems at home or in the workplace.
The most essential function of an employee assistance programme is, arguably, its ability to provide confidential support to employees whenever they need it, 24/7.
Bespoke Human Resources provide bespoke short-term emotional and psychological support through solution-focused counselling on the telephone and, where required, in person.
To discuss your organisation’s requirements, please get in touch. We look forward to supporting your employees and contributing to the growth of your business.