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Employee Assistance Programme

Life can be a big juggling act. Some people find keeping on top of finances, looking after children, maintaining good relationships as well as combining the demands of work more of a challenge than others. Whilst it is not your responsibility to get involved with the personal woes of your workforce, action needs to be taken if they are beginning to have a detrimental effect on a person’s work.

Providing access to support services including qualified guidance on sensitive subjects, even counselling in certain situations may sound expensive or a service only a corporate business can provide, but The HR Dept’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) does not cost the earth and adds to the brand of your business.

What is an EAP?

An EAP is an Employee Assistance Programme. It offers free, confidential and independent support to help employees balance their work, family and personal lives. The EAP is serviced by Workplace Options, a team of highly trained and qualified professionals who are experts in fields such as well-being, family matters, relationships, debt management, consumer rights and more. By supporting employees through the provision of an EAP, you can save time and money and protect yourself against stress related absence and gain a better understanding of the issues impacting on your employees. The programme aims to assist in personal as well as work related matters, identifying and resolving employee concerns which affect, or may affect performance.

Wide range of support

An EAP provides practical information, resources and counselling to help employees balance work, family and personal life.

  • Work/life balance issues
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Elderly care
  • Childcare
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Health and well-being
  • Family issues
  • Careers
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Debt
  • Education
  • Disability and illness
  • Consumer rights
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Workplace pressure

For a low cost annual fee, you can provide your employees with support they can count on:

  • Up to 6 face to face counselling sessions per year, per presenting issue.
  • Support is available via a free phone line, email, an iPhone application as well as ‘liveCONNECT’ – a secure online chat application. The iPhone application can be found by searching ‘iFindcare’ in the app store
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • A team of highly trained and qualified professionals who are experts in the above matters

To find out more information and costs about providing this benefit to your staff, please contact us.